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Configure Workers for Platforms

This guide will instruct you on setting up Workers for Platforms. You will configure a dispatch namespace, a dynamic dispatch Worker and a user Worker to test a request end to end. This guide assumes that you already have a Cloudflare account. If you do not have a Cloudflare account, sign up before continuing.

​​ Prerequisite: Enable Workers for Platforms

Workers for Platforms is available for Enterprise customers only. To enable Workers for Platforms, contact your Cloudflare account team.

​​ 1. Install Wrangler

Installing wrangler, the Workers command-line interface (CLI), allows you to create and manage Worker projects.

To install wrangler, ensure you have npm installed, preferably using a Node version manager like Volta or nvm. Using a version manager helps avoid permission issues and allows you to easily change Node.js versions. Then run:

$ npm install wrangler --save-dev

$ yarn add --dev wrangler

Refer to Install/Update Wrangler for more information.

​​ 2. Create dispatch namespace

Create a dispatch namespace. A dispatch namespace is made up of a collection of user Workers. User Workers are Workers that your end users (end developers) create.

To create a dispatch namespace, run:

$ wrangler dispatch-namespace create <NAMESPACE_NAME>

​​ 3. Create a dynamic dispatch Worker

Create a dynamic dispatch Worker. The dynamic dispatch Worker calls user Workers from the dispatch namespace and executes them.

To create a dynamic dispatch Worker, you must create a Worker and bind it to the dispatch namespace you created in the previous step.

To create a Worker, run wrangler init followed by your Worker project name:

$ wrangler init <YOUR_WORKER>

To create a dynamic dispatch Worker, create a binding. Open the wrangler.toml file in your project directory and add the following code block. Your binding is set by you (in the following code block, dispatcher). Add the namespace value by inputting the name of the dispatch namespace you created in step 2:

binding = "dispatcher"
namespace = "<NAMESPACE_NAME>"

Next, give your dynamic dispatch Worker the logic it needs to manage user Workers. Open your index.ts file and add the following code block:

  • dispatcher is the binding you created earlier in this step.
  • customer-worker-1 is a script you will upload to the dispatch namespace in the next step.
export default {
async fetch(req, env) {
const worker = env.dispatcher.get("customer-worker-1");
return await worker.fetch(req);

Refer to Create a dynamic dispatch Worker for more configuration information.

​​ 4. Upload user Workers to a namespace

User Workers are written by end developers. End developers can deploy user Workers to script automated actions, create integrations or modify response payload to return custom content.

You will now upload customer-worker-1 into your dispatch namespace that you created in step 2. This user Worker has a simple fetch() handler that sends a Hello world response.

export default {
fetch(request) {
return new Response('Hello World');

Do the following to define a simple metadata file for the user Worker:

"main_module": "main.js"

You will use the Cloudflare API to upload the user Worker. This will upload the user Worker to a dispatch namespace. User Workers must be uploaded via the Cloudflare API as Wrangler does not support this operation. Workers uploaded this way will appear in Account Home > your account > Workers for Platforms > your namespace.

Update the necessary fields and run the following command:

  1. Add your Cloudflare account email to the value of the X-Auth-Email header.
  2. Find your <AUTH_KEY> by logging in to the Cloudflare dashboard > user icon > My Profile > API Tokens > Global API Key > View.
  3. Add your Cloudflare account ID found in your site’s Overview.
  4. Add the namespace name you created in step 2 to <NAMESPACE_NAME>.
  5. Add the script name customer-worker-1 to <SCRIPT_NAME>.

curl -X PUT "<ACCOUNT_ID>/workers/dispatch/namespaces/<NAMESPACE_NAME>/scripts/customer-worker-1" \
-H "X-Auth-Email: <EMAIL>" \
-H "X-Auth-Key: <AUTH_KEY>" \
-H "Content-Type: multipart/form-data" \
-F '[email protected];type=application/javascript+module' -F '[email protected];type=application/json'

If you prefer to use an API token, remove the X-Auth-Key and X-Auth-Email headers. Create an API token with Workers Edit permission. Select Account, Workers Script, and Edit. Then, add the token to the "Authorization: Bearer <API_TOKEN>" header.

curl -X PUT "<ACCOUNT_ID>/workers/dispatch/namespaces/<NAMESPACE_NAME>/scripts/customer-worker-1" \
-H "Authorization: Bearer <BEARER_TOKEN>" \
-H "Content-Type: multipart/form-data" \
-F '[email protected];type=application/javascript+module' -F '[email protected];type=application/json'

​​ 5. Test a request

You will now send a request to the route your dynamic dispatch Worker is on. You should receive the response (Hello world) you created in your user Worker (customer-worker-1) that you call from your dynamic dispatch Worker (the Worker you made in step 3).

To test your user Worker:

  1. Log in to the Cloudflare dashboard and select your account.
  2. In Account Home, select Workers & Pages.
  3. In Overview, go to your dynamic dispatch Worker.
  4. In the dynamic dispatch Worker, go to the link under Preview.

By completing this guide, you have successfully set up a dispatch namespace, dynamic dispatch Worker and user Worker to test a request end to end.