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Lisk Core Binary Pre-Install

This document will detail how to prepare a system for the installation of Lisk Core. It will guide you through the installation of important dependencies, as well as user creation.

Determine if your platform can run Lisk Core

Supported Platforms
  • Ubuntu 18.04 x86_64
  • Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS) x86_64
  • MacOS 10.12 (Sierra)
  • MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra)

To complete the installation there are prerequisites that need to be fulfilled. If you have already performed these, please proceed to the Installation page. Please follow the instructions below to load the required software to your system.

Open the necessary ports

In order to connect to the desired network with Lisk Core , please ensure that the corresponding ports are open:

Network httpPort(HTTP) wsPort(TCP)
Mainnet 8000 8001
Testnet 7000 7001
Betanet 5000 5001
Devnet 4000 5000

These are the default ports for connecting with the network, they can be altered later in config.json.

Ubuntu Installation Prerequisites

Install curl, wget, tar, unzip, zip,ntp:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install curl wget tar unzip zip ntp

Create a user to run Lisk.

The lisk user itself does not need any sudo rights to run Lisk Core.

sudo adduser lisk

MacOS Installation Prerequisites

Ensure you are logged in as admin user. Create a new User called 'Lisk', as described here.