import "@thirdweb-dev/contracts/extension/SignatureMintERC721.sol";

The SignatureMintERC721 smart contract is an extension meant for distributing ERC721 tokens.

The 'signature minting' mechanism in the SignatureMintERC721 extension uses EIP-712, and is a way for a contract admin to authorize an external party's request to mint tokens on the admin's contract. At a high level, this means you can authorize some external party to mint tokens on your contract, and specify what exactly will be minted by that external party.

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The SignatureMintERC721 extension is an abstract contract, and expects you to implement the following functions by yourself:

_canSignMintRequestinternal view virtualRuns on every attempt to mint tokens with signature on the contract. Returns whether the signer is authorized to issue a signature for minting.
mintWithSignatureexternal payableMints tokens according to the provided mint request.

This is an example smart contract demonstrating how to inherit from this extension and override the functions to add (optional) custom functionality.

// SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT
pragma solidity ^0.8.0;
import "@thirdweb-dev/contracts/base/ERC721Base.sol";
import "@thirdweb-dev/contracts/extension/SignatureMintERC721.sol";
import "@thirdweb-dev/contracts/lib/CurrencyTransferLib.sol";
contract ERC721SignatureMint is ERC721Base, SignatureMintERC721 {
address _defaultAdmin,
string memory _name,
string memory _symbol,
address _royaltyRecipient,
uint128 _royaltyBps
) ERC721Base(_defaultAdmin, _name, _symbol, _royaltyRecipient, _royaltyBps) {}
/// @dev Mints tokens according to the provided mint request.
function mintWithSignature(
MintRequest calldata _req,
bytes calldata _signature
) external payable virtual override returns (address signer) {
require(_req.quantity == 1, "quantity must be 1");
uint256 tokenIdToMint = nextTokenIdToMint();
// Verify and process payload.
signer = _processRequest(_req, _signature);
address receiver =;
// Collect price
// Mint tokens.
_setTokenURI(tokenIdToMint, _req.uri);
_safeMint(receiver, _req.quantity);
emit TokensMintedWithSignature(signer, receiver, tokenIdToMint, _req);
/// @dev Returns whether a given address is authorized to sign mint requests.
function _canSignMintRequest(address _signer)
returns (bool)
return _signer == owner();
/// @dev Collects and distributes the primary sale value of tokens being claimed.
function _collectPriceOnClaim(
address _primarySaleRecipient,
uint256 _quantityToClaim,
address _currency,
uint256 _pricePerToken
) internal virtual {
if (_pricePerToken == 0) {
uint256 totalPrice = (_quantityToClaim * _pricePerToken) / 1 ether;
require(totalPrice > 0, "quantity too low");
if (_currency == CurrencyTransferLib.NATIVE_TOKEN) {
require(msg.value == totalPrice, "Must send total price.");
address saleRecipient = _primarySaleRecipient;

Base Contracts Implementing This Extension

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