This section describes how to install the Lisk Node using pre-built binary packages. When completed, you will have a functioning installation on the Lisk Main Network.

If you are looking to upgrade your current Lisk Node installation, please see the section Upgrading Binary - Main Network.

Login to the Lisk user

The user was created in the Binary - Prerequisites Section. If you are already logged in to this user, please skip this step.

su - lisk

Execute the installation script

This will configure the environment, download and install the Lisk client.

bash install -r main

You will be prompted for your installation directory, pressing enter will choose the default.

Accessing Lisk

If you are running the node locally, you can access the Lisk web client by opening a browser and navigate to the following web address.


The Lisk web client should launch successfully.

If you are not running Lisk locally, you will need to follow the Configuration - API document to enable access for yourself.

With all of the above steps complete you are ready to move on to the configuration documentation if you wish to enable forging or SSL. Please see SSL Configuration for more information.

What's next?
Docker - Main Network