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Updated on April 20, 2021

GoQuorum Wizard

GoQuorum Wizard is a command line tool that allows users to set up a development GoQuorum network on their local machine in less than 2 minutes.

GoQuorum wizard terminal demo

Using GoQuorum Wizard

GoQuorum Wizard is written in Javascript and designed to be run as a global NPM module from the command line. Make sure you have Node.js/NPM installed (version 10 or higher).

Using npx to run the wizard without the need to install:

npx quorum-wizard

You can also install the wizard globally with npm:

npm install -g quorum-wizard

# Once the global module is installed, run:

Note: Many installations of npm don’t have permission to install global modules and will throw an EACCES error. Here is the recommended solution from NPM


Here are the dependencies (in addition to Nodejs 10+) that are required depending on the mode that you run the wizard in:


  • Java (when running Tessera or Cakeshop)

Docker Compose:

  • Docker
  • docker-compose


  • Docker (for generating resources during network creation)
  • kubectl
  • minikube, Docker Desktop with Kubernetes enabled, or some other kubernetes context


You can also provide these flags when running quorum-wizard:

Flags Effect
-q, --quickstart Create 3 node Raft network with Tessera and Cakeshop (no user-input required)
generate --config <PATH> Generate a network from an existing config.json file
-r, --registry <REGISTRY> Use a custom docker registry (instead of
-o, --outputPath <PATH> Set the output path. Wizard will place all generated files into this folder. Defaults to the location where Wizard is run
-v, --verbose Turn on additional logs for debugging
--version Show version number
-h, --help Show help

Interacting with the Network

To explore the features of GoQuorum and deploy a private contract, follow the instructions on Interacting with the Network.


The wizard provides the option to deploy some useful tools alongside your network. Learn more on the Tools page.


Clone this repo to your local machine.

npm install to get all the dependencies.

npm run test:watch to automatically run tests on changes

npm run start to automatically build on changes to any files in the src directory

npm link to use your development build when you run the global npm command

quorum-wizard to run (alternatively, you can run node build/index.js)


GoQuorum Wizard is built on open source and we invite you to contribute enhancements. Upon review, you will be required to complete a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) before we are able to merge. If you have any questions about the contribution process, you can get them answered by the GoQuorum Slack community.

Getting Help

Stuck at some step? Please join our GoQuorum Slack community for support.

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