Engine Settings

Engine Settings

We need to create the engine config file.

sudo mkdir -p /etc/chainflip/config
sudo nano /etc/chainflip/config/Settings.toml

Editing the Config

Copy the following to your nano editor. You also need to replace PUBLIC_IP_ADDRESS_OF_YOUR_NODE with the public IP Address of your server. To get the public IP of your node you can run this command: curl -w "\n"

Also you'll need to provide the ws_endpoint, and http_endpoint for whichever Ethereum, Arbitrum, Polkadot and Bitcoin RPC client you've selected.

Make sure that both endpoints (HTTP and WebSockets) are accessible for the Ethereum, Arbitrum and Polkadot nodes. Bitcoin only has HTTP. Otherwise your engine will fail to start.

Note that you can optionally provide a backup RPC endpoint for each chain. If the primary endpoint fails, the engine will attempt to connect to the backup endpoint. The engine will only attempt to use the backup endpoint if the primary endpoint fails. You should set your primary endpoint to the cheapest (and most reliable) endpoint you have i.e. a local ETH node to lower your operating costs.

# Default configurations for the CFE
node_key_file = "/etc/chainflip/keys/node_key_file"
port = "8078"
ws_endpoint = "ws://"
signing_key_file = "/etc/chainflip/keys/signing_key_file"
# Ethereum private key file path. This file should contain a hex-encoded private key.
private_key_file = "/etc/chainflip/keys/ethereum_key_file"
ws_endpoint = "wss://my_local_eth_node:8546"
http_endpoint = "https://my_local_eth_node:8545"
# Optional
# [eth.backup_rpc]
# ws_endpoint = "wss://<secret_access_key>"
# http_endpoint = "<secret_access_key>"
ws_endpoint = "wss://my_local_polkadot_node:443" # Make sure to include the port number for both endpoints
http_endpoint = "https://my_local_polkadot_node:443"
# Optional
# [dot.backup_rpc]
# ws_endpoint = "wss://"
# http_endpoint = ""
basic_auth_user = "flip"
basic_auth_password = "flip"
http_endpoint = "my_local_btc_node:8332"
# Optional (an RPC that doesn't require basic auth)
# [btc.backup_rpc]
# basic_auth_user = ""
# basic_auth_password = ""
# http_endpoint = ""
# Arbitrum private key file path. This file should contain a hex-encoded private key.
# Note: You could use the same private key file as Ethereum if you want to use the same key for both chains.
# This is up to you.
private_key_file = "/etc/chainflip/keys/arbitrum_key_file"
ws_endpoint = "ws://my_local_arbitrum_node:8548"
http_endpoint = "http://my_local_arbitrum_node:8547"
# optional
#ws_endpoint = "ws://my_arbitrum_node_backup.someprovider/<secret_access_key>"
#http_endpoint = "http://my_arbitrum_node_backup.someprovider/<secret_access_key>"

At least one of the RPC endpoints (primary or backup) must be an archive node.

Important: Make sure that you are using a mainnet RPC, otherwise this will not work!

Saving the File

Once you're happy with your configuration file and have inserted a valid endpoint address, exit and save the file by using CTRL(Control)+x and when prompted type Y then hit Enter.