Read commits via API

Reading commits via API is the simplest way to access asset histories. Here is an example of how you can use the curl command to make a GET request to the specified endpoint using your Capture Token and the Nid of the asset you want to query. If you do not have a Capture Token yet, please follow the instruction and create one.
API Endpoint:
Cost: 0, free to use
Method: GET
This endpoint allows you to retrieve information about a specific nid.
Replace "NID_TO_QUERY" with the specific nid you wish to retrieve information about.
Parameter Type Required Description
nid text Yes The nid of the asset to retrieve
testnet text No true to query on Testnet (snow)
tmp_token text No tmp_token to access private assets
The API requires a valid token for Authorization.
You can pass it in the headers of the request using the following format:
"Authorization: token YOUR_CAPTURE_TOKEN"
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: token YOUR_CAPTURE_TOKEN
curl -X GET -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-H "Authorization: token YOUR_CAPTURE_TOKEN" \
"nid": AssetNid,
"commits": [
"assetTreeCid": ASSET_TREE_NID,
"assetTreeSha256": ASSET_TREE_SHA256,
"assetTreeSignature": ASSET_TREE_SIGNATURE,
"timestampCreated": UNIX_TIMESTAMP,
"actionResult": ACTION_RESULT_URL,
}, ...
Detailed explanation of the commit message can be found on the Commit page. In this example, you would replace YOUR_CAPTURE_TOKEN with your actual Capture token and NID_TO_QUERY with the Nid of the asset you want to retrieve information for. More examples can be found below:
import requests
# Define the URL for the API endpoint
url = ""
# Define headers for the request, including the Capture Token
headers = {
"Content-Type": "application/json",
"Authorization": "token " + YOUR_CAPTURE_TOKEN
# Define the query parameter for the nid to be queried
params = {"nid": NID_TO_QUERY, "testnet": "true"}
# Send the GET request to the API
response = requests.get(url, headers=headers, params=params)
# Check if the request was successful
if response.status_code != 200:
print(f"Error: {response.status_code} - {response.text}")
# Parse the response as JSON
json_data = response.json()
# Print the "nid" of the asset from the JSON data
print("nid:", json_data["nid"])
# Print the first commit from the "commits" array in the JSON data
print("First commit:", json_data["commits"][0])
// Define the URL for the API endpoint
const url = "";
// Define headers for the request, including the Capture Token
const headers = {
"Content-Type": "application/json",
"Authorization": `token ${YOUR_CAPTURE_TOKEN}`
fetch(`${url}/?nid=${NID_TO_QUERY}`, {
method: "GET",
headers: headers
.then(response => {
if (response.ok) {
return response.json();
} else {
throw new Error(`Error: ${response.status} - ${response.statusText}`);
.then(jsonData => {
// Print the "nid" value from the JSON data
console.log("nid:", jsonData.nid);
// Print the first commit from the "commits" array in the JSON
console.log("First commit:", jsonData["commits"][0]);
.catch(error => {