Install on Ubuntu or Debian Linux
This page describes the recommended instructions for installing the latest stable version of
rippled on Ubuntu Linux 18.04 or higher or Debian 10 or higher, using the
These instructions install a binary that has been compiled by Ripple.
Before you install
rippled, you must meet the System Requirements.
sudo apt -y update
sudo apt -y install apt-transport-https ca-certificates wget gnupg
Add Ripple's package-signing GPG key to your list of trusted keys:
sudo mkdir /usr/local/share/keyrings/ wget -q -O - "https://repos.ripple.com/repos/api/gpg/key/public" | gpg --dearmor > ripple-key.gpg sudo mv ripple-key.gpg /usr/local/share/keyrings
Check the fingerprint of the newly-added key:
The output should include an entry for Ripple such as the following:
gpg: WARNING: no command supplied. Trying to guess what you mean ... pub rsa3072 2019-02-14 [SC] [expires: 2026-02-17] C0010EC205B35A3310DC90DE395F97FFCCAFD9A2 uid TechOps Team at Ripple <firstname.lastname@example.org> sub rsa3072 2019-02-14 [E] [expires: 2026-02-17]
In particular, make sure that the fingerprint matches. (In the above example, the fingerprint is on the third line, starting with
Add the appropriate Ripple repository for your operating system version:
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/local/share/keyrings/ripple-key.gpg] https://repos.ripple.com/repos/rippled-deb focal stable" | \ sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ripple.list
The above example is appropriate for Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. For other operating systems, replace the word
focalwith one of the following:
bionicfor Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
busterfor Debian 10 Buster
bullseyefor Debian 11 Bullseye
If you want access to development or pre-release versions of
rippled, use one of the following instead of
unstable- Pre-release builds (
nightly- Experimental/development builds (
Warning: Unstable and nightly builds may be broken at any time. Do not use these builds for production servers.
Fetch the Ripple repository.
sudo apt -y update
sudo apt -y install rippled
Check the status of the
systemctl status rippled.service
rippledservice should start automatically. If not, you can start it manually:
sudo systemctl start rippled.service
To configure it to start automatically on boot:
sudo systemctl enable rippled.service
rippledto bind to privileged ports.
This allows you to serve incoming API requests on port 80 or 443. (If you want to do so, you must also update the config file's port settings.)
sudo setcap 'cap_net_bind_service=+ep' /opt/ripple/bin/rippled
It can take several minutes to sync with the rest of the XRP Ledger network, during which time the server outputs various warnings. For information about log messages, see Understanding Log Messages.
You can use the
rippled commandline interface to see if your server is synced with the network:
server_state in the response is
proposing, then your server is fully synced to the network. Otherwise, you may need to wait longer. Fresh servers usually sync within 15 minutes; servers that already have ledger history stored can take longer.
After your server has synchronized with the rest of the network, you have a fully functional XRP Ledger peer-to-peer server that you can use to submit transactions or get API access to the XRP Ledger. See Client Libraries or HTTP / WebSocket APIs for different ways to communicate with the server.
If you use the XRP Ledger for your business or you want to contribute to the stability of the network, you should run one server as a validator. For information about validating servers and why you might want to run one, see Run rippled as a Validator.
Having trouble getting your server started? See rippled Server Won't Start.
rippled should connect to the XRP Ledger with the default configuration. However, you can change your settings by editing the
rippled.cfg file. For recommendations about configuration settings, see Capacity Planning.
The recommended installation uses the config file
/etc/opt/ripple/rippled.cfg by default. Other places you can put a config file include
$HOME is the home directory of the user running
$HOME/.local/ripple/rippled.cfg, or the current working directory from where you start
rippled GitHub repository for a description of all configuration options.
You must restart
rippled for any configuration changes to take effect:
sudo systemctl restart rippled.service
If you change the
[database_path] sections, you may need to grant ownership of the new configured path to the user you run
You must update
rippled regularly to remain synced with the rest of the XRP Ledger network. You can subscribe to the rippled Google Group to receive notifications of new
rippled package includes a script you can use to enable automatic updates on Linux. On other platforms, you must update manually.