Installing the Workspace Remotely

This option allows running the node on a remote system via an SSH connection.
You can use any remote system.
This guide will walk you through the following steps:
  • Creating a Virtual Machine in the cloud with a cloud provider you prefer, and
  • Connecting the Humanode Launcher to Virtual Machine.
If you already have a VM, then skip the Creating a Virtual Machine in the cloudsection and go straight to Connecting the Humanode Launcher to Virtual Machine.

Creating a Virtual Machine in the cloud

To create a Virtual Machine in the cloud, follow the guidelines of your favorite cloud provider.
Some good examples are Scaleway or DigitalOcean, which are among the easiest to set up and offer a very good deal. You can also use Amazon AWS, Google GCP, Azure, or any other cloud.
When prompted about what OS to install, choose Ubuntu 20.04.
We highly recommend using SSH keys for authenticating on the VM, and Desktop App will detect and try to use the keys automatically if it detects any on your system.

Connecting the Humanode Launcher to Virtual Machine

After you've created a VM, you can press Start Remotely.
On this page, you'll see input fields for entering the parameters of your remote VM.
The standard SSH connections parameters that are given to you by the cloud provider usually look like this:
ssh user@host
  • user is the username (typically ubuntu for our case), and
  • host is the IP address or domain name to connect to.
Use those parameters to fill in your host and username.
For instance, with a connection string ssh [email protected], the inputs should look as follows:
After you press Connect, the app will establish the connection to your VM.
After the connection is established, the installation process will begin.
After connecting successfully, you'll have to choose. Choose the Mainnet chain, which will be available when the network is up and running.
Once you click Install, the installation process begins.
When the progress bar fills to 100%, you will be redirected to the Home screen where the initial configuration begins. This screen indicates that the TestNet was successfully installed and that you must configure your node before starting it. Move to Step 3.
Note- Other authentication options are available if the automatic authentication flow does not work for you. They can be found by pressing More connection options and selecting Auth Mode: