This quickstart guide will walk you through the necessary steps to download, install & configure the SagaCLI, request your tokens and launch your chainlet.
IMPORTANT: Cassiopeia is for testing purposes only. It's our first private testnet. Future testnets will be coming in the summer on the way to mainnet in late 2023. As such, this should be used for testing ONLY, not production deployments.
Download the SagaCLI or check if you're running the latest SagaCLI version.
Download link & latest version can be found here: https://docs.saga.xyz/getting-started/download-saga-cli
After you download the correct version for your OS, open up your command line terminal, CD to the directory where you downloaded it, then install it with the following command:
tar -xzf sagacli-operatingsystem.tar.gz -C /usr/local/bin/
Example: If you downloaded the MacOS version of the SagaCLI you would run the command:
tar -xzf sagacli-darwin-arm64.tar.gz -C /usr/local/bin/
Note: If you encounter an error and you're on MacOS or Linux, try using 'sudo' in the command and enter your computers password when prompted
sudo tar -xzf sagacli-darwin-arm64.tar.gz -C /usr/local/bin/
Then test that you can run the SagaCLI by typing
sagacliat your command prompt. You should see the usage and available commands appear.
Note: If you encounter 'permission denied' when trying to run
sagaclion MacOS or Linux, then issue the full command:
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/sagacli
Execute the following commands provided below to configure the
sagaclito communicate with the Saga Platform Chain:
sagacli config network-rpc https://spc.sp1.sagarpc.io
sagacli config controller https://controller.sp1.sagarpc.io
sagacli config platform-chain-id cassiospc-1
Once this is done, you can review your configuration by running
After completing Steps 1 & 2 run the following command to verify the
sagacliis communicating with the Saga Platform Chain:
You should see the following output:
$ sagacli status
Saga Platform Chain Controller
Next you'll setup your Key/Address. This is where we'll send your tSaga tokens to so you can launch your chainlet.
sagacli keys add <keyname>
To generate a new key and call it mykey1 you would issue the command:
$ sagacli keys add mykey1
You'll then be prompted with:
$ Enter keyring passphrase:
The keyring passphrase can be anything you want but you'll you need to remember it as you'll need it to launch, manage and work with your chainlet.
Once completed, you should see this output. (The keyname will be different for your as well as the mnemoic phrase.)
$ sagacli keys add mykey1
- address: saga17tz488sq54l72mpt3ntl95gc50qtwta9l986u6
**Important** write this mnemonic phrase in a safe place.
It is the only way to recover your account if you ever forget your password.
Next you'll request your Token Airdrop using the Token Request Form from within the Saga Portal. If you're not already logged in, head over to https://portal.saga.xyz/
The Token Request Form is located in the left navigation menu inside the Saga Portal. After you provide your wallet address we'll then airdrop the tSAGA tokens and message you when they're ready.
Once we message you to let you know the Token Airdrop is complete, you can verify using the
sagacliby issuing the command:
sagacli account balance
You should see a minimum of 350 tSAGA in your account.
Here's an example command that launches a chainlet called
sagacli chainlet launch sagaevm 1.0 myprojectname --genesis-account 0xFd54E1809f031727AD392445351ca2e02cA15c2A:100000000 --denom mpn
Now let's break down this command:
sagacli chainlet launch
- The base command to launch chainlet
- The chainlet type to launch. You can see the full list of chainlet types by running
sagacli chainlet list-types
- The chainlet stack version to launch. Run the command:
sagacli chainlet list-typesand you'll see that
1.0is the "Version"
- The name of your project, ie. if your project name is "Cool Web3 Game" then name it
genesis-accountflag is composed of your EVM address, along with the number of full tokens you want in your account, separated by a colon. The address can be copied directly from Metamask
- The currency symbol you'll create.
mpnis just used for this example.
Then press Enter and your Chainlet will launch.
To obtain your URL's you'll first need your ChainID.
To get your ChainID, simply issue the command:
sagacli chainlet list
You will see similar output. You'll want to take note of your ChainID. In this example, my ChainID is coolapp_1682719845971475-1
$ sagacli chainlet list
ChainId Name StackName StackVersion Status EscrowBalance
------- ---- --------- ------------ ------ -------------
coolapp_1682719845971475-1 coolapp sagaevm 1.0 Online 230tsaga
Next you'll run the following command. Make sure to replace <ChainID> with your actual ChainID
sagacli chainlet apis <ChainID>
$ sagacli chainlet apis coolapp_1682719845971475-1
Name Endpoint Status
---- -------- ------
jsonrpc coolapp-1682719845971475-1.jsonrpc.sp1.sagarpc.io Available
ws coolapp-1682719845971475-1.ws.sp1.sagarpc.io Available
explorer coolapp-1682719845971475-1.sp1.sagaexplorer.io Available
Navigate to Metamask -> Settings -> Networks -> Add Network
The settings screen will look something like this:
From here, click on "Add a network manually" and type in the following settings in the required fields:
- Network Name: This will be your Chainlet name (in this example I'm using "coolapp")
- New RPC URL: This will be your chainlet's jsonrpc endpoint from the
sagacli chainlet apiscommand we executed in Step 8
- Chain ID: Here you need to input the middle numerical part of the ChainID. First, issue the command
sagacli chainlet list
- $ sagacli chainlet listChainId Name StackName StackVersion Status EscrowBalance------- ---- --------- ------------ ------ -------------coolapp_1682719845971475-1 coolapp sagaevm 1.0 Online 230tsaga
- Second, use the middle numerical part of the ChainID (make sure to drop the '-1') Example below
- Currency Symbol: This is your Chainlet currency symbol. You can get that by calling the
sagacli chainlet get <ChainID>
- $ sagacli chainlet get coolapp_1682719845971475-1ChainId Name StackName StackVersion Launcher Mantainers CurrencySymbol Status------- ---- --------- ------------ -------- ---------- -------------- ------coolapp_1682719845971475-1 coolapp sagaevm 1.0 saga1f7at0lnkd89t69eltkvcvuykq9enwsa942nqw6 [saga1f7at0lnkd89t69eltkvcvuykq9enwsa942nqw6] coolcoin STATUS_ONLINE
- Block Explorer URL
Taken together, the output will look similar with what you see in the following image below:
Once this final step is complete, you're ready to deploy any EVM-based smart contract. You can deploy with tools such as Remix, Truffle, even Thirdweb.