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Producing Node Setup

System contracts required

These instructions assume you want to launch a producing node on a network with system contracts loaded. These instructions will not work on a default development node using native functionality, or one without system contracts loaded.

Goal

This section describes how to set up a producing node within the EOSIO network. A producing node, as its name implies, is a node that is configured to produce blocks in an EOSIO based blockchain. This functionality if provided through the producer_plugin as well as other Nodeos Plugins.

Before you begin

  • Install the EOSIO software before starting this section.
  • It is assumed that nodeos, cleos, and keosd are accessible through the path. If you built EOSIO using shell scripts, make sure to run the Install Script.
  • Know how to pass Nodeos options to enable or disable functionality.

Steps

Please follow the steps below to set up a producing node:

  1. Register your account as a producer
  2. Set Producer Name
  3. Set the Producer's signature-provider
  4. Define a peers list
  5. Load the Required Plugins

1. Register your account as a producer

In order for your account to be eligible as a producer, you will need to register the account as a producer:

cleos system regproducer accountname1 EOS1234534... http://producer.site Antarctica

2. Set Producer Name

Set the producer-name option in config.ini to your account, as follows:

# config.ini:

# ID of producer controlled by this node (e.g. inita; may specify multiple times) (eosio::producer_plugin)
producer-name = youraccount

3. Set the Producer's signature-provider

You will need to set the private key for your producer. The public key should have an authority for the producer account defined above.

signature-provider is defined with a 3-field tuple:

  • public-key - A valid EOSIO public key in form of a string.
  • provider-spec - It's a string formatted like :
  • provider-type - KEY or KEOSD

Using a Key:

# config.ini:

signature-provider = PUBLIC_SIGNING_KEY=KEY:PRIVATE_SIGNING_KEY

//Example
//signature-provider = EOS6MRyAjQq8ud7hVNYcfnVPJqcVpscN5So8BhtHuGYqET5GDW5CV=KEY:5KQwrPbwdL6PhXujxW37FSSQZ1JiwsST4cqQzDeyXtP79zkvFD3

Using Keosd:

You can also use keosd instead of hard-defining keys.

# config.ini:

signature-provider = KEOSD:<data>   

//Example
//EOS6MRyAjQq8ud7hVNYcfnVPJqcVpscN5So8BhtHuGYqET5GDW5CV=KEOSD:https://127.0.0.1:88888

4. Define a peers list

# config.ini:

# Default p2p port is 9876
p2p-peer-address = 123.255.78.9:9876

5. Load the Required Plugins

In your config.ini, confirm the following plugins are loading or append them if necessary.

# config.ini:

plugin = eosio::chain_plugin
plugin = eosio::producer_plugin