This document details how to setup Lisk Core Binary distribution on a system.
To complete the installation some prerequisites need to be fulfilled. If you have already performed these, please proceed to the Installation chapter.
Mandatory: Always open the WebSocket port of your desired network to enable communication with other peer nodes.
To connect to the desired network with Lisk Core, please ensure that the corresponding ports listed below are open:
These are the default ports for connecting with the network.
They can be altered later in the
To run and manage a Lisk Core node in the future, please create a separate
lisk user as described below:
sudo adduser lisk (1)
|1||Create a new user.|
It is not necessarily required to set up a
lisk user, especially when you are running a local instance for development purposes.
However, if it is required then it is recommended to create the user using the macOS GUI: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mtusr001/mac
This section details how to install Lisk Core using pre-built binary packages. Once completed, you will have a functioning node on the Lisk Network. If you are looking to upgrade your current Lisk Core installation, please see the Upgrade Binary section.
Creating the user is described in the Binary - Prerequisites Section. If you are already logged in to this user, please skip this step.
sudo -u lisk -i
This will configure the environment, download and install Lisk Core. Before proceeding, determine whether you wish to connect your node to the Testnet, (Test Network) or the Mainnet, (Main Network).
Download Lisk Core:
To connect your node to the Mainnet, run the following command:
bash installLisk.sh install -r main
Download Lisk Core:
To connect your node to the Testnet, run the following command:
bash installLisk.sh install -r test
A prompt will now appear regarding your installation directory, pressing enter will choose the default.
Next, a following prompt will appear asking if you wish to synchronize from the Genesis block. If you answer `no', which is the default option, the node will download a recent snapshot of the database. This will be much faster than synchronizing from the genesis block.
The installation may take a few minutes. Please check the output of the script to verify that the installation was successful.
If an error appears, try to resolve it by analyzing the error output. If this is not possible, please refer to the Developer’s Forum.
When the installation script has finished, navigate inside of the newly created folder
lisk-main(for Mainnet) or
It is possible to verify that your Lisk node is up and running, by running the following command:
bash lisk.sh status
For further information and how to administer your Lisk node, please see the Management Section.
If you are not running Lisk locally, you will need to follow the Configuration - API document to enable access.
If all of the above steps have been successfully completed, then the next step is to move on to the configuration documentation. If you wish to enable forging or SSL, please see General Configuration.
In this case, it is recommended to set up a log rotation