Automata - Setup Guide

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1. Install

The node will run in Docker, so install Docker first (if you have it installed, skip running the command below):

curl -fsSL -o && sh

Create a folder that will store the node data (chain, identity etc), to do this run the command (requires sudo rights, if you install under a user and not root – change the location of the folder and make a changes in the command to create a container):

mkdir /chain
sudo chown -R $(id -u):$(id -g) /chain

Create a container, to do this, follow the commands:

docker create --name automata --restart=always \
-v "/chain:/data" \
-u $(id -u ${USER}):$(id -g ${USER}) \
atactr/automata:contextfree-v0.1.0-rc4 \
--node-type validator \

Replace NODES-GURU with your node name.

Start the container:

docker start automata

Check logs:

docker logs -f automata --tail=50

Should be like:


It is recommended to save the highlighted string, you may need it in the future.

2. Form

We need a Polkadot wallet to fill out the form because the form requires you to provide your wallet address in the ContextFree network.

2.1. Installing the Polkadot Extension

Go to the site and download the version for your browser:


2.2. Creating an account

First, go to the site and allow access to the extension in the popup:


We need to create an account (you can use existing accounts), to do this, click Add account:


Then we enter the name of the wallet (in our case it is a wallet), save the mnemonic seed, enter the password and click “Next”:



After that, confirm the creation of the account by clicking on Save and download the json file with the key (the download will start automatically):


2.3. Fill out the form

Fill out the form, in the “What is your ContextFree Wallet address?” field, enter your ContextFree wallet address, below is an example of that address (starts with a7):