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This guide will walk you through setting up
renterdon Windows. At the end of this guide, you should have:
- Installed Sia
- Created a
- Network Access:
renterdinteracts with the Sia network, so you need a stable internet connection and open network access to connect to the Sia blockchain.
- System Updates: Ensure that your Windows is up to date with the latest system updates, as these updates can contain important security fixes and improvements.
You may need to run this step in administrative mode, so right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
- 2.Now that we have downloaded
renterd, you may need to unzip it.
- Right-click the downloaded
renterdzip file and select Extract All to unzip it if it hasn't done so automatically. Select an accessible destination to extract the file.
- Click on the newly unzipped directory.
- 3.Finally, for good practice, create a folder on the home drive. This folder will be utilized specifically to store data related to the
renterdsoftware. Open the Command Prompt and run the following command:
renterduses BIP-39 12-word recovery phrases. If you already have a 12-word seed, skip this step; otherwise, run the following command to generate a new wallet recovery phrase:
A new 12-word recovery phrase will be generated, so please copy and store it in a safe place, as you will need this phrase to recover your wallet.
Generating a recovery phrase
- 1.IRun the following in your Command Prompt to start
You will be prompted to input both:
API password- You choose this password, which can be anything you want. It will be used to unlock the
renterdUI via your browser and should be something secure and easy to remember.
wallet seed- The recovery phrase is the 12-word phrase you generated in the previous step. Type it carefully, with one space between each word, or copy it from the previous step.
These values are not stored anywhere and will be requested every time you start
You can also set the RENTERD
_API_PASSWORDenvironment variables so you do not have to re-enter the values every time.
- 2.After entering your desired
API passwordand the created
- 3.You can now access the
renterdUI by opening a browser and going to
Remember to leave the Command Prompt open while
renterdit is running. If you close the command prompt window,
renterd Login UI
API passwordyou created in the previous step to unlock
Congratulations on successfully setting up
renterdand taking a significant step towards renting storage space on the Sia network.
It is essential to keep your host up to date. New versions of
renterdare released regularly and contain bug fixes and performance improvements.