lndboss

2.19.1 • Public • Published

A GUI For BalanceOfSatoshis

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For questions or support, please reach out on telegram.

https://t.me/lndboss

Supported commands

# See an accounting formatted list of various types of transactions
accounting "category"

# See total balance, including pending funds, excluding future commit fees
balance

# Call ln-service and ln-sync raw APIs
call "method"

# Get the number of days the node cert remains valid
cert-validity-days

# Receive on-chain funds via a regular address
chain-deposit

# See the current fee estimates confirmation targets
chainfees

# Show chain fees paid
chart-chain-fees

# Show routing fees earned
chart-fees-earned

# Show routing fees paid
chart-fees-paid

# Show a chart of payments received
chart-payments-received

# Remove old failed payment data for probes and other failed payments
clean-failed-payments

# See details on how closed channels resolved on-chain
closed

# Create a group channel request
create-group-channel

# Decrypt a message
decrypt

# Encrypt a message to a pubkey
encrypt

# View outbound fee rates and update outbound fee rates to peers
fees

# Query the node to find something like a payment, channel or node
find "query"

# Output a summarized version of peers forwarded towards
forwards

# Look up the channels and fee rates of a node by its public key
graph "pubkey"

# Create an invoice and get a BOLT 11 payment request
invoice "amount"

# Joins a group channel request
join-group-channel "invite_code"

# Collection of lnurl features
lnurl "function"

# Batch open channels, zero conf supported
open "pubkeys"

# Pay a payment request (invoice), probing first
pay "payment_request"

# Show channel-connected peers
peers

# Output the price of BTC
price

# Test if funds can be sent to a destination
probe "payment_request/public_key"

# Rebalance funds between peers
rebalance

# Reconnect to offline peers
reconnect

# Send funds using keysend or lnurl/lightning address and an optional message to a node
send

# Tags can be used in other commands via tag and avoid options
tags

# Show list of utxos
utxos

LndBoss is now available for one click install in AppStores of:

  • Citadel
  • Embassy
  • Umbrel

## Yarn global install instructions (Requires NodeJs and Yarn)

For Linux:

Download Node.js

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_16.x | sudo -E bash -

Install it:

sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

For Mac or Windows download and install from:

https://nodejs.dev/

Setup Node.js to install packages without using sudo (optional)

mkdir ~/.npm-global

npm config set prefix '~/.npm-global'

nano ~/.profile

# Add a new line to the end:

PATH="$HOME/.npm-global/bin:$PATH"

# Save
ctrl + x
y

# Update shell
. ~/.profile

After installing Node.js, you can install yarn.

npm install --global yarn

Install LndBoss

yarn global add lndboss

Run the app

# Assuming default yarn global install path

yarn --cwd ~/.config/yarn/global/node_modules/lndboss start:prod

Sample systemd instructions to run the app in the background

#Systemd unit for LndBoss App
#/etc/systemd/system/lndboss.service
[Unit]
Description=lndboss
Wants=lnd.service
After=lnd.service


[Service]
ExecStart=/home/ubuntu/.npm-global/bin/yarn --cwd /home/ubuntu/.config/yarn/global/node_modules/lndboss start:prod
User=ubuntu
Restart=always
TimeoutSec=120
RestartSec=30
StandardOutput=journal+console
StandardError=journal

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

To Update the app:

yarn global add lndboss

Docker Instructions

Make a .bosgui directory and change directory

mkdir ~/.bosgui && cd ~/.bosgui

Make a docker-compose.yaml file

nano docker-compose.yaml

Paste the following contents

services:
services:
  lndboss:
    image: niteshbalusu/lndboss:latest
    volumes:
      - ~/.bosgui:/home/node/.bosgui
      - /path/to/your/lnd/directory:/home/node/.lnd
    ports:
      - "8055:8055"

Start the app

docker-compose up -d

On your browser go to http://localhost:8055

Updating docker images for new releases

cd ~/.bosgui

docker-compose down

# If you want to clean up old images and save disk space (Caution: Run this in the right directory)
docker-compose down --rmi all --volumes

docker-compose pull

docker-compose up -d


Docker Instructions (Umbrel version 0.5 and higher)

Make a .bosgui directory and change directory

mkdir ~/.bosgui && cd ~/.bosgui

Make a docker-compose.yaml file

nano docker-compose.yaml

Paste the following contents

services:
  lndboss:
    image: niteshbalusu/lndboss:latest
    volumes:
      - ~/.bosgui:/home/node/.bosgui
      - ~/umbrel/app-data/lightning/data/lnd:/home/node/.lnd
    ports:
      - '8055:8055'
    environment:
      BOS_DATA_PATH: '/home/node/.bosgui'
      NODE_ENV: 'production'
      PORT: 8055
      BOS_DEFAULT_LND_SOCKET: 10.21.21.9:10009
networks:
  default:
    name: umbrel_main_network
    external: true

Start the app

docker-compose up -d

On your browser go to http://umbrel.local:8055

Updating docker images for new releases

cd ~/.bosgui

docker-compose down

# If you want to clean up old images and save disk space (Caution: Run this in the right directory)
docker-compose down --rmi all --volumes

docker-compose pull

docker-compose up -d

Docker Instructions (Umbrel lower than version 0.5)

Make a .bosgui directory and change directory

mkdir ~/.bosgui && cd ~/.bosgui

Make a docker-compose.yaml file

nano docker-compose.yaml

Paste the following contents

services:
  lndboss:
    image: niteshbalusu/lndboss:latest
    volumes:
      - ~/.bosgui:/home/node/.bosgui
      - ~/umbrel/lnd:/home/node/.lnd
    ports:
      - '8055:8055'
    environment:
      BOS_DATA_PATH: '/home/node/.bosgui'
      NODE_ENV: 'production'
      PORT: 8055
      BOS_DEFAULT_LND_SOCKET: 10.21.21.9:10009
networks:
  default:
    name: umbrel_main_network
    external: true

Start the app

docker-compose up -d

On your browser go to http://umbrel.local:8055

Updating docker images for new releases

cd ~/.bosgui

docker-compose down

# If you want to clean up old images and save disk space (Caution: Run this in the right directory)
docker-compose down --rmi all --volumes

docker-compose pull

docker-compose up -d


To build from source, you will need Node.js 16 and yarn.

For Linux:

Download Node.js

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_16.x | sudo -E bash -

Install it:

sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

For Mac or Windows

https://nodejs.dev/

Setup Node.js to install packages without using sudo (optional)

mkdir ~/.npm-global

npm config set prefix '~/.npm-global'

nano ~/.profile

# Add a new line to the end:

PATH="$HOME/.npm-global/bin:$PATH"

# Save
ctrl + x
y

# Update shell
. ~/.profile

After installing Node.js, you can install yarn.

npm install --global yarn

Build from source (Raspblitz and Raspibolt)

# Clone the repository
git clone https://github.com/niteshbalusu11/lndboss.git

# Change directory
cd lndboss

# Install dependencies
yarn install --network-timeout 1000000

# Build the app
yarn build:prod

# Run the app
yarn start:prod

App will run on http://localhost:8055. If you installed the app on your node machine and trying to access it on the browser on a different machine, then use the hostname of the machine the app is running on, example: http://raspberrypi.local:8055

Raspblitz/Raspibolt might have a firewall blocking from accessing your app in the browser. Add the port to the firewall rules.

sudo ufw allow 8055

Autostart App using systemd (Build from source ONLY, does NOT work for docker)

  • Running which yarn will return the path to yarn.
  • Create a systemd file like this sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/lndboss.service.
  • Replaces paths and User in the sample.
  • In the sample file, StandardOutput=journal+console removing +console will reduce the amount of logs in journalctl.
  • Add the service, enable the service using sudo systemctl enable lndboss.service.
  • Start the service using sudo systemctl start lndboss.service.
  • To stop the service, run sudo systemctl stop lndboss.service.

Here's a sample systemd config file.

#Systemd unit for LndBoss App
#/etc/systemd/system/lndboss.service
[Unit]
Description=lndboss
Wants=lnd.service
After=lnd.service


[Service]
WorkingDirectory=/home/ubuntu/utils/lndboss
ExecStart=/path/to/yarn --cwd /path/to/lndboss/ start:prod
User=ubuntu
Restart=always
TimeoutSec=120
RestartSec=30
StandardOutput=journal+console
StandardError=journal

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target


Development

# Clone the repository
git clone https://github.com/niteshbalusu11/lndboss.git

# Change directory
cd lndboss

# Install dependencies
yarn

# Start dev server
yarn dev

App will run on http://localhost:8055. If you installed the app on your node machine and trying to access it on the browser on a different machine, then use the hostname of the machine the app is running on, example: http://raspberrypi.local:8055

Authenticating

If your LND directory is one of the traditional locations of ~/.lnd or one of the umbrel default locations, LndBoss will find it.

If not, you have 2 options to authenticate to LND:

Option 1: (Using path to LND directory)

  • From the dashboard page, click on Connect To Lnd on the left app drawer, select Authenticate, and select the option Path to LND directory
  • Enter the full LND directory, example: /home/ubuntu/nitesh/.lnd.
  • Socket would be localhost:10009, if you're running lndboss on a different machine from your node, then you'll have to set it to hostname:10009, example: raspberrypi.local:10009
  • Click Authenticate, your credentials will be verified and presented with a success/failure message.
  • If it succeeds, you can start running commands.


Option 2: (Using base64 credentials)

  • From the dashboard page, click on Connect To Lnd on the left app drawer, select Authenticate, and select the option credentials.
  • You will need base64 encoded Macaroon, TLS Cert and Socket to authenticate to LND.
  • Easiest way to obtain them is by running bos credentials --cleartext --nospend command on your node if you have BalanceOfSatoshis installed.
  • Socket would be localhost:10009, if you're running lndboss on a different machine from your node, then you'll have to set it to hostname:10009, example: raspberrypi.local:10009
  • Click Authenticate, your credentials will be verified and presented with a success/failure message.
  • If it succeeds, you can start running commands.


DotEnv (.env) Settings

Some settings of lndboss can be controlled via a .env file.

  • For docker setup, create a .env file in the .bosgui directory.
  • If building from source, create a .env file in the root (lndboss folder) of the project OR in the .bosgui directory.
  • Check out the file called .env.example for instructions on what settings can be controlled.


Encryping Macaroon

If you authenticated using option 2 above, there is a way to encrypt your macaroon.

For docker:

  • Inside the .env file set ENCRYPTION_KEY="yourEncryptionKey" (Check the .env.example file which shows an example)
  • The key should be 32 characters long, humans are terrible at generating passwords and random strings, easiest way to generate an encryption key would be running openssl rand -hex 32 on your terminal.
  • A sample encryption key would look like this: ENCRYPTION_KEY="b4970320a3601d19b876c18ce2eb895d687962d3f0b72e0d4de05ed74be34d9a"

For Build from source

  • Inside the .env file set ENCRYPTION_KEY="yourEncryptionKey" (Check the .env.example file which shows an example)
  • The key should be 32 characters long, humans are terrible at generating passwords and random strings, easiest way to generate an encryption key would be running openssl rand -hex 32 on your terminal.
  • A sample encryption key would look like this: ENCRYPTION_KEY="b4970320a3601d19b876c18ce2eb895d687962d3f0b72e0d4de05ed74be34d9a"

Demo

https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/84944042/172693877-a19c1ba3-0579-4537-8322-924fe1ab0f70.mp4



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