Validator node setup with AccMan

This guide will run you through how to create a Validator Node.

The validator node connects to the Accumulate network and allows users to record and sign transactions in the Accumulate blockchain.

Please complete the Follower node setup with AccMan. To become a Validator Node, a Follower Node is created first. It is recommended to use Accman for this process. Please

A Validator is the same as a follower, except it is trusted to check everything. It is accepted if enough Validators (usually 51%) agree.

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Select "Accumulate - Manage Node" and hit Enter.

Scroll Down to “Display Registration Info” and Click Enter.

The Public Key (pubkey) is what an Operator will provide as their Validator Key to the Protocol.

The address is a Hash of the Public Key.

The Operator's Operator Key is recommended to be different from the Validator Key.

An Operator Key can be generated in the Command Line Interface.


./accumulate key generate [Key Name]


./accumulate key generate operatorkey1 

The above command will return an output similar to the following:

name : operatorkey1 lite account : acc://11d3217fda3c863c2e66936826987edb3a4467f540279689/ACME
public key : 1df37076ff875fc2a9c99a647622d33b1c194ff0d821c40b93fffac1743acca2
key type : ed25519

The Public Key in the Output will serve as the Operator Public Key.

Please provide the Validator Public Key and Operator Public Key to a member of the Operator Key Page. Two-thirds of the Operators will sign a transaction to add your Operator Key and a second transaction to add your Validator Key. For more information, please see the Operator Onboarding Guide.

When you search on a Web Page, your node's I.P. (I.P. :16592.status), if the voting power is 0, you are running a follower node. If the voting power is 1, you are running a Validator Node.

In a future AccMan release, the type of Node you are running will be visible in your AccMan console.

To verify, your operator key is on the operator key page.

Run this command

./accumulate get dn.acme/operators/1 

To verify your validator key is in the networks data account.

Run this command

./accumulate get dn.acme/network

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