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-validator-info CLI to populate a validator-info account:

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

Optional fields for VALIDATOR_INFO_ARGS:

  • Website
  • Keybase Username
  • Details

Keybase

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 https://keybase.io/ 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 https://keybase.pub/<KEYBASE_USERNAME>/solana/validator-<PUBKEY>
  1. Add or update your solana-validator-info with your Keybase username. The CLI will verify the validator-<PUBKEY> file