In this section we will learn how to set up and interact with lnd using a web client built by Francois Mably. Setup instructions are courtesy of the creator himself. Before beginning this step make sure you have node and npm installed.

Setting up the LND web client

# Clone the repo and move into it:
git clone https://github.com/mably/lncli-web
cd lncli-web

# Install dependencies
npm install

# Setup default configuration files
"./node_modules/.bin/gulp" bundle

# Start the server to point to our Alice node:
node server --lndhost=localhost:10001

# Check out the available command line arguments
node server --help

Open up http://localhost:8280/ in your browser to see the web dashboard.

Poking around

Now would be a good time to reopen that channel we had between Alice and Bob. Except this time, we’re going to do it through the web dashboard. Feel free to try this on your own - the web dashboard is intuitive enough that we don’t need step by step instructions for it.

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Moving on to Step 3

By now, you should have gained familiarity with the web client. In Stage 3, we will learn how to set up a gRPC client for programmatic access to our lnd nodes.

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