Create a static identity

To create a static GoShimmer identity, you will need to generate a random 32byte autopeering seed. You can use openssl or the rand-seed tool we provide under the GoShimmer folder tools/rand-seed. For example, by running:

  • openssl rand -base64 32: generates a random 32 byte sequence encoded in base64. The output should look like: gP0uRLhwBG2yJJmnLySX4S4R5G250Z3dbN9yBR6VSyY=
  • go run main.go under the GoShimmer folder tools/rand-seed: generates a random 32 byte sequence encoded in both base64 and base58. The output is written into the file random-seed.txt and should look like:

You can now copy one of that strings (together with the encoding type prefix) and paste it into the GoShimmer config.json under the autopeering section:

"autopeering": {
    "entryNodes": [
    "port": 14626,

Or if you are using docker and prefer to set this with a command, you can define the same by changing the GoShimmer docker-compose.yml:

    network_mode: host
    image: iotaledger/goshimmer
      context: ./
      dockerfile: Dockerfile
    container_name: iota_goshimmer
    command: >
    # Mount volumes:
    # make sure to give read/write access to the folder ./mainnetdb (e.g., chmod -R 777 ./mainnetdb)
    # optionally, you can mount a config.json into the container
      - ./mainnetdb/:/tmp/mainnetdb/:rw
      - ./config.json:/config.json:ro
    # Expose ports:
    # gossip:       - "14666:14666/tcp"
    # autopeering:  - "14626:14626/udp"
    # webAPI:       - "8080:8080/tcp"
    # dashboard:    - "8081:8081/tcp"
      - "14666:14666/tcp"
      - "14626:14626/udp"
      - "9311:9311/tcp" # prometheus exporter
      - "8080:8080/tcp" # webApi
      - "8081:8081/tcp" # dashboard