Robot VASPs

The TestNet hosts three convenience “robot VASPs” (rVASPs) services to facilitate integration and testing with the TRISA TestNet. These services are as follows:

  • Alice ( the primary integration rVASP used to trigger and receive TRISA messages.
  • Bob ( a demo rVASP to view exchanges with Alice.
  • Evil ( an “evil” rVASP that is not a TRISA TestNet member, used to test non-authenticated interactions.

Note: the rVASPs are currently primarily configured for demos and work has begun on making them more robust for integration purposes; please check in with this documentation regularly for any changes. If you notice any bugs in the rVASP code or behavior, please open an issue.

Getting Started with rVASPs

There are two ways that you can use the rVASPs to develop your TRISA service:

  1. You can trigger the rVASP to send a TRISA exchange message to your service.
  2. You can send a TRISA message to the rVASP with a valid (or invalid) rVASP customer.

The rVASPs have a built-in database of fake customers with fake wallet addresses. Their response to TRISA messages or to a triggered transfer requires the originator/beneficiary customer to be valid for the rVASP. E.g. if the customer wallet address is a valid Alice address and Alice is the beneficiary, the rVASP will respond with the customer’s fake KYC data but if not, it will return an TRISA error code.

The following table of “customers” for Alice, Bob, and Evil can be used as a reference for interacting with each rVASP:

VASP“Crypto Wallet”Email

Note that all rVASP data was generated using a Faker tool to produce realistic/consistent test data and fixtures and is completely fictional. For example, the records for Alice VASP (a fake US company) are primarily in North America, etc.

If you’re a Traveler customer, the bold addresses above have some attribution data associated with them, and they’re a good candidate for Traveler-based rVASP interactions.


This documentation assumes that you have a service that is running the latest TRISANetwork service and that it has been registered in the TRISA TestNet and correctly has TestNet certificates installed. See TRISA Integration Overview for more information. WARNING: the rVASPs do not participate in the TRISA production network, they will only respond to verified TRISA TestNet mTLS connections.

To interact with the rVASP API, you may either:

  1. Use the rvasp CLI tool
  2. Use the rVASP protocol buffers and interact with the API directly

To install the CLI tool, either download the rvasp executable for the appropriate architecture at the TestNet releases page, clone the TestNet repository and build the cmd/rvasp binary or install with go get as follows:

$ go get

To use the rVASP protocol buffers, clone or download them from the TestNet repository then compile them to your preferred language using protoc.

Triggering an rVASP to send a message

The rVASP admin endpoints are used to interact with the rVASP directly for development and integration purposes. Note that this endpoint is different than the TRISA endpoint, which was described above.

  • Alice:
  • Bob:
  • Evil:

To use the command line tool to trigger a message, run the following command:

$ rvasp transfer -e \
        -a \
        -d 0.3 \
        -B \
        -b cryptowalletaddress \

This message sends the Alice rVASP a message using the -e or --endpoint flag, and specifies that the originating account should be “” using the -a or --account flag. The originating account is used to determine what IVMS101 data to send to the beneficiary. The -d or --amount flag specifies the amount of “AliceCoin” to send. Finally, the -b or --beneficiary flag specifies the crypto wallet address of the beneficiary you intend as the recipient.

The next two parts are critical. The -E or --external-demo flag tells the rVASP to trigger a request to your service rather than to perform a demo exchange with another rVASP. This flag is required! Finally, the -B or --beneficiary-vasp flag specifies where the rVASP will send the request. This field should be able to be looked up in the TRISA TestNet directory service; e.g. it should be your common name or the name of your VASP if it is searchable.

Note that you can set the $RVASP_ADDR and $RVASP_CLIENT_ACCOUNT environment variables to specify the -e and -a flags respectively.

To use the protocol buffers directly, use the TRISAIntegration service Transfer RPC with the following TransferRequest:

    "account": "",
    "amount": 0.3,
    "beneficiary": "cryptowalletaddress",
    "beneficiary_vasp": "",
    "check_beneficiary": false,
    "external_demo": true

These values have the same exact specification as the ones in the command line program.

Sending a TRISA message to an rVASP

The rVASP expects a as the transaction payload and an ivms101.IdentityPayload as the identity payload. The identity payload beneficiary information does not need to be populated, the rVASP will respond populating the beneficiary, however the identity payload should not be null. It is recommended that you specify some fake identity data to take advantage of the rVASP parsing and validation commands.

Make sure that in your transaction payload you specify a beneficiary wallet that matches the rVASP beneficiaries from the table above; e.g. use:

    "txid": "1234",
    "originator": "anydatahereisfine",
    "beneficiary": "1MRCxvEpBoY8qajrmNTSrcfXSZ2wsrGeha",
    "amount": 0.3,
    "network": "TestNet",
    "timestamp": "2021-06-14T16:41:52-05:00"

You may specify any txid or originator string and the network and timestamp fields are ignored.

Create a sealed envelope either using the directory service or direct key exchange to fetch the rVASP RSA public keys and using AES256-GCM and HMAC-SHA256 as the envelope cryptography. Then use the TRISANetwork service Transfer RPC to send the sealed envelope to the rVASP.

TODO: Soon the trisa command line program will be available. We will specify how to use the CLI program to send a message here as soon as it is released.