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Non-validator Node


These instructions are for setting up a non-validator node. If you want to run a validator node instead, see the instructions for running a validator node. Similarly, if you want to run a ParaTime node instead, see the instructions for running a ParaTime node.

This guide will cover setting up your non-validator node for the Oasis Network. This guide assumes some basic knowledge on the use of command line tools.


Before following this guide, make sure you've followed the Prerequisites chapter and have the Oasis Node binary installed on your systems.

Creating a Working Directory

We will be creating the following directory structure inside a chosen top-level /node (feel free to name your directories however you wish) directory:

  • etc: This will store the node configuration and genesis file.

  • data: This will store the data directory needed by the running oasis-node binary, including the complete blockchain state.

    The directory permissions should be rwx------.

To create the directory structure, use the following command:

mkdir -m700 -p /node/{etc,data}

Copying the Genesis File

The latest genesis file can be found in the Network Parameters page (Mainnet, Testnet). You should download the latest genesis.json file and copy it to the /node/etc directory we just created.



This will configure the given node to only follow the consensus layer.

In order to configure the node create the /node/etc/config.yml file with the following content:

mode: client
data_dir: /node/data
format: JSON
cometbft: info
cometbft/context: error
default: info

file: /node/etc/genesis.json
# List of seed nodes to connect to.
# NOTE: You can add additional seed nodes to this list if you want.
- {{ seed_node_address }}

Before using this configuration you should collect the following information to replace the variables present in the configuration file:

  • {{ seed_node_address }}: The seed node address in the form ID@IP:port.

    You can find the current Oasis Seed Node address in the Network Parameters page (Mainnet, Testnet).

Starting the Oasis Node

You can start the node by running the following command:

oasis-node --config /node/etc/config.yml

Checking Node Status

To ensure that your node is properly connected with the network, you can run the following command after the node has started:

oasis-node control status -a unix:/node/data/internal.sock

See also

📄️ gRPC Proxy

gRPC proxy for Oasis node