Create A Pocket Seed Node

Use this quick start to set up your Pocket node and make it a Seed node.


Before you begin configuring your Pocket Seed Node, you'll need to have installed the following:

Configure Your Node To seed

In your config.json navigate to the P2P section, change "SeedMode": false, to "SeedMode": true, .


Before You Configure Your Node

Only a Pocket Full node can be a seed node. Changing a validator node to be a seed node can result in jailing and slashing!

Create or Import an Account:

Every node needs an account in order to connect to the Pocket Network. To create or import an account, enter:

pocket accounts create
$  pocket accounts import-raw <private key>

Whether you've created or imported an account, it will prompt you to enter a passphrase that will be used to locally encrypt your private key and generate a success message(see below):

Account generated successfully:
Address: 45D50DB64E90C0109C778DAAB7EF36676FC03866
Account imported successfully:

Lastly, you will need to set the account as a validator address to sets the main validator account so you can register your address on the network.

pocket accounts set-validator 45D50DB64E90C0109C778DAAB7EF36676FC03866

Start Up A Pocket Seed Node:

Pocket Validator Node

To start your pocket node as a validator, simply enter in:

pocket start

Updated 7 months ago

Create A Pocket Seed Node

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