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Publishing Validator Info

You can publish your validator information to the chain to be publicly visible to other users.

Run solana validator-info#

Run the solana CLI to populate a validator info account:

solana validator-info publish --keypair ~/validator-keypair.json <VALIDATOR_INFO_ARGS> <VALIDATOR_NAME>

For details about optional fields for VALIDATOR_INFO_ARGS:

solana validator-info publish --help

Example Commands#

Example publish command:

solana validator-info publish "Elvis Validator" -n elvis -w ""

Example query command:

solana validator-info get

which outputs

Validator info from 8WdJvDz6obhADdxpGCiJKZsDYwTLNEDFizayqziDc9ah
Validator pubkey: 6dMH3u76qZ7XG4bVboVRnBHR2FfrxEqTTTyj4xmyDMWo
Info: {"keybaseUsername":"elvis","name":"Elvis Validator","website":""}


Including a Keybase username allows client applications (like the Solana Network Explorer) to automatically pull in your validator public profile, including cryptographic proofs, brand identity, etc. To connect your validator pubkey with Keybase:

  1. Join and complete the profile for your validator

  2. Add your validator identity pubkey to Keybase:

    • Create an empty file on your local computer called validator-<PUBKEY>

    • In Keybase, navigate to the Files section, and upload your pubkey file to

      a solana subdirectory in your public folder: /keybase/public/<KEYBASE_USERNAME>/solana

    • To check your pubkey, ensure you can successfully browse to<KEYBASE_USERNAME>/solana/validator-<PUBKEY>

  3. Add or update your solana validator-info with your Keybase username. The

    CLI will verify the validator-<PUBKEY> file