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Getting Started

Before you begin:

Are you on the seedlist?

Both Mainnet 2.0 and Testnet 2.0 currently have a seedlist in place that only allows specific NodeIds to join the network. This provides an extra layer of security and stability as the ecosystem matures, and will eventually be phased out for anyone to join. The seedlist is currently closed although we are accepting applications from metagraph developers or integration partners that need access to develop on the network. Please fill out this form if you fit into that category.


Decide on how you will run your validator.

  • Cloud provider
  • Hosting provider
  • Dedicated server


  • Recommended: Use nodectl.

Manual Setup

  • Setup your server
  • Turn your server into a node
    • install dependencies
    • install Constellation Network binaries

Manual Configuration

  • Setup services
  • Setup configuration
  • Define security
  • Join a network
  • Join a metagraph