Server configuration file

Starting the server with various configuration options can be done using a configuration file instead of using just flags. The command used to start the server with a config file: polygon-edge server --config <config_file_name>

Export config file with default configuration

The configuration with default settings for the Credit Smart Chain server can be exported into a config file in either yaml or json file format. This file can be used as a template for running the server using a configuration file.


To generate the config file in yaml format:

polygon-edge server export --type yaml

or just

polygon-edge server export

the config file named default-config.yaml will be created in the same directory that this command has been run from.

File example:

chain_config: ./genesis.json
secrets_config: ""
data_dir: ""
block_gas_target: "0x0"
grpc_addr: ""
jsonrpc_addr: ""
  prometheus_addr: ""
  no_discover: false
  nat_addr: ""
  dns_addr: ""
  max_peers: -1
  max_outbound_peers: -1
  max_inbound_peers: -1
seal: true
  price_limit: 0
  max_slots: 4096
log_level: INFO
restore_file: ""
block_time_s: 2
    - '*'
log_to: ""


To generate the config file in json format:

polygon-edge server export --type json

the config file named default-config.json will be created in the same directory that this command has been run from.

File example:

  "chain_config": "./genesis.json",
  "secrets_config": "",
  "data_dir": "",
  "block_gas_target": "0x0",
  "grpc_addr": "",
  "jsonrpc_addr": "",
  "telemetry": {
    "prometheus_addr": ""
  "network": {
    "no_discover": false,
    "libp2p_addr": "",
    "nat_addr": "",
    "dns_addr": "",
    "max_peers": -1,
    "max_outbound_peers": -1,
    "max_inbound_peers": -1
  "seal": true,
  "tx_pool": {
    "price_limit": 0,
    "max_slots": 4096
  "log_level": "INFO",
  "restore_file": "",
  "block_time_s": 2,
  "headers": {
    "access_control_allow_origins": [
  "log_to": ""

Checkout CLI Commands section to get information on how to use these parameters.

Typescript schema

The following is the sample format for the configuration file. It's written in TypeScript to express the properties types (string, number, boolean), from it you could derive your configuration. It's worth mentioning that the PartialDeep type from type-fest is used to express that all properties are optional.

import { PartialDeep } from 'type-fest';

type ServerConfig = PartialDeep<{
  chain_config: string; // <genesis_file_path>
  secrets_config: string; // <secrets_file_path>
  data_dir: string; // <data_directory_path>
  block_gas_target: string; // <block_gas_limit>
  grpc_addr: string; // <grpc_listener_address>
  jsonrpc_addr: string; // <json_rpc_listener_address>
  telemetry: {
    prometheus_addr: string; // <prometheus_listener_address>
  network: {
    no_discover: boolean; // <enable/disable_discovery>,
    libp2p_addr: string; // <libp2p_server_address>,
    nat_addr: string; // <nat_address>,
    dns_addr: string; // <dns_address>,
    max_peers: number; // <maximum_allowded_peers>,
    max_inbound_peers: number; // <maximum_allowded_inbound_peers>,
    max_outbound_peers: number; // <maximum_allowded_outbound_peers>
  seal: boolean; // <enable/disable_block_sealing>
  txpool: {
    price_limit: number; // <minimum_gas_price_limit>
    max_slots: number; // <maximum_txpool_slots>
  log_level: 'DEBUG' | 'INFO' | 'WARN' | 'ERROR' | 'DPANIC' | 'PANIC' | 'FATAL'; // <log_level>
  restore_file: string; // <restore_file_path>
  block_time_s: number; // <block_time_seconds>
  headers: Record<string, any>;
  log_to: string; // <log_to>

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