The Node Explorer

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Joel Dudley

Joel Dudley is part of Corda's Developer Relations team. Since joining R3 in November 2016, he has been working with both members and the open-source community to increase understanding and adoption of the Corda platform.

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The Node Explorer – affectionately known internally as the James Bond Viewer – is a new graphical user interface that allows you to experience a Corda network from the viewpoint of an individual node owner – exploring the network map, managing your assets, and viewing any transactions you’ve been involved in.

You can see a video of the Node Explorer in action below, followed by instructions on how to run it for yourself:



Running the Node Explorer demo:

  • Clone the Corda repo
  • Open the repo in IntelliJ IDEA and import the Gradle project
  • Run the “Explorer – demo nodes” run configuration (you can find information on using run configs here)
  • Once all of the nodes are up and running, run the “explorer” run configuration to create a Node Explorer window
  • In the Node Explorer window, you can log into each node using the credentials “manager”/”test” for banks, or “user1″/”test” for non-banks, on the ports below:
    • Alice – localhost:20004
    • Bob – localhost:20006
    • UK Bank Plc – localhost:20008
    • USA Bank Corp – localhost:20010
  • If you want to log into several nodes simultaneously, just run the “explorer” run configuration again to create another Node Explorer window


As usual, let us know on our Slack or forum if you run into any issues!

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