Power Users

Power Users


If you know if your server provider has cloud init, you're a power user. A few hosts that have cloud-init include OVH, Hetzner, Digital Ocean, Vultr and many many more. Here's our custom cloud-init that will prep any VPS for either the Harmony or Findora! Thanks for the security hardening tips from here (opens in a new tab).

To use the code below simply replace the ssh-rsa key with your id_rsa.pub key and set the username you would like to use on the server (Change servicefindora or serviceuser in the examples below).

Security Notes:

  • You can customize any of this!
  • We included a config that sets up UFW for you if you use it! Cloud providers may have their own firewall, your choice!
  • Inject your - ssh-rsa ...Your Key Here... into the cloud-init users section below as 1 line with the full key.

Note: The cloud-init does take a few minutes to run after your server comes online. Wait a few minutes for this to complete or verifiy it finishes up by watching the logs with sudo tail -f /var/log/syslog to see it complete.


If you're going to be installing Findora you will need to exit your session and start a new one to join the Docker group. Run the command groups to verify your account has docker listed as a group.

Pull the runner to your servery by running the following command to also start the installer:

cd ~/ && wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/FindoraNetwork/findora-toolbox/main/src/bin/findora.sh && chmod +x findora.sh && ./findora.sh --installer

The installer will start up and ask if you'd like mainnet or testnet and begin installation. To re-launch the menu with the latest updates after installation completes, run:


Show all options with:

./findora.sh --help

Toolbox help menu


To pull and install the Harmony Validator Toolbox, run the following command:

cd ~/ && sudo apt-get install dnsutils git python3-pip python3-dotenv unzip tmux -y && wget -O harmony.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/easy-node-pro/harmony-toolbox/main/src/bin/harmony.sh && chmod +x harmony.sh && bash ~/harmony.sh

The installer will start up, ask some quesitons and install harmony. To re-launch the menu with the latest updates after installation completes, run:

bash -x ~/harmony.sh