Using cheqd Cosmos CLI to manage a node

Overview

A cheqd-node instance can be controlled and configured using the cheqd Cosmos CLI.
This document contains the commands for node operators that relate to node management, configuration, and status.

Node-related commands in cheqd CLI

Starting a node

cheqd-noded start

Getting node ID / node address

Node ID or node address is a part of peer info. It's calculated from node's pubKey as hex(address(nodePubKey)). To get node id run the following command on the node's machine:
cheqd-noded tendermint show-node-id

Get validator address

Validator address is a function of validator's public key. To get bech32 encoded validator address run this command on node's machine:
$ cheqd-noded tendermint show-address
cheqdvalcons1sg4azh7qwk6akm0eadkgvgq2kegtzksr09a685
There are several ways to get hex-encoded validator address:
  1. 1.
    Convert from bech32
    cheqd-noded keys parse <bech-32-encoded-address>
  2. 2.
    Query node using CLI:
    cheqd-noded status
    Look for "ValidatorInfo":{"Address":"..."}

Getting validator public key

Validator public key is used in create-validator transactions. To get bech32 encoded validator public key, run the following command on the node's machine:
$ cheqd-noded tendermint show-validator
{"@type":"/cosmos.crypto.ed25519.PubKey","key":"y8v/nsf+VFCnJ7c9ZM/C4tUMnWKHhU+K+B82B+5vUZg="}

Sharing peer information

Peer info is used to connect to peers when setting up a new node. It has the following format:
<node-id>@<node-url>
Example:
Using this information other participants will be able to join your node.