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Setting Up Local Node

Setting Up a Indracore Node and Connecting to the Polkadot JS GUI


This guide outlines the steps needed to create a standalone local node for testing of Indracore.

If you follow to the end of this guide, you will have a Indracore node running in your local environment and will be able to connect it to the default Polkadot JS GUI.

Installation and Setup

We start by cloning the Indracore following repo: page.

git clone

Next, install Substrate and all its prerequisites (including Rust) by executing:

curl -sSf | bash -s -- --fast

Now, lets make some checks (correct version of Rust nightly) with the initialization script:


Once you have followed all of the procedures above, it's time to build the standalone node by running:

cargo build --release

Here is what the tail end of the build output should look like:

Successfully Compiled

Then, you will want to run the node in dev mode using the following command:

./target/release/indracore --dev

You should see an output that looks like the following, showing that blocks are being produced:

Running Dev Mode

Connecting Polkadot JS Apps to a Local Indracore Node

On the UI of Selendra click on the top left corner to open the menu to configure the networks, and then navigate down to open the Development sub-menu. In there, you will want to toggle the "Local Node" option, which points Polkadot JS Apps to ws:// Next, select the Switch button, and the site should connect to your Indracore node.

UI of Selendra

With Polkadot JS Apps connected, you will see the local Indracore node producing blocks.

Local Indracore Node

To check the balance of an address, you can simply go to the Accounts tab. You can find more information in this site.

Account Tab