Setting up Gateway for Developers
Use development branch
Use the development branch, since Gateway is still new and undergoing active work. Once you have cloned the Hummingbot repo, you can run
git checkout development to switch to that branch.
For developers, we recommend installing Hummingbot from source, rather than Docker. This allows you to run Gateway as a standalone server and connect to it from the Hummingbot client. This setup has a few advantages:
- Makes upgrading to new versions of Hummingbot/Gateway easier
- Easier access to configuration files
- Enables multiple client instances to connect to one Gateway instance
First, follow these instructions to install Hummingbot from source on MacOS, Windows, or Linux-based systems.
Then, follow the steps below to start a Gateway server and enable the Hummingbot client to communicate with it.
1. Generate Gatway configuration files¶
To run gateway, we need to generate the configurations.
Open a new Terminal/Bash window and go to the Hummingbot root directory.
Then, run the following setup script to generate the Gateway
conf folder and populate it with templates, which contains the default configuration parameters for each chain and network.
(hummingbot) ➜ gateway/setup/generate_conf.sh =============== GENERATE GATEWAY CONFIGURATION FILES =============== HOST_CONF_PATH=gateway/conf created gateway/conf/ethereum.yml created gateway/conf/ssl.yml created gateway/conf/ethereum-gas-station.yml created gateway/conf/avalanche.yml created gateway/conf/logging.yml created gateway/conf/pangolin.yml created gateway/conf/root.yml created gateway/conf/server.yml created gateway/conf/uniswap.yml created gateway/conf/traderjoe.yml created gateway/conf/telemetry.yml
2. Generate certs¶
After installing Hummingbot from source, run
bin/hummingbot.py in order to start the Hummingbot client. You'll be promoted to enter a password.
In this step, we generate encrypted certificates that the Gateway server will incorporate, which allows the client to authenticate the Gateway server with which it communicates.
From the Hummingbot client, run the following command:
>>> gateway generate-certs Enter pass phase to generate Gateway SSL certifications: >>> ***** Gateway SSL certification files are created in /Users/myname/.hummingbot-gateway/hummingbot-gateway-1dd88a7e8/certs.
This will update the Gateway configuration files with the newly generated certification files. The updates can be found in the
You will be prompted to enter the passphrase used to encrypt these certs. We recommend using the same password you set when you launched Hummingbot.
3. Run Gateway server¶
Now, we are ready to run the Gateway server, which establishes a Typescript-based Express server that acts as a stateless middleware that brokers communications between the Python-based Hummingbot client and DEXs on various blockchains.
/gateway directory inside Hummingbot, run the following commands:
# Install dependencies (hummingbot) gateway ➜ yarn yarn install v1.22.19 [1/4] Resolving packages... [2/4] Fetching packages... [3/4] Linking dependencies... [4/4] Building fresh packages... Done in 25.53s. # Compile code (hummingbot) gateway ➜ yarn build $ rimraf dist && mkdir dist $ tsc --skipLibCheck --project ./ && yarn copy-files $ copyfiles -a 'src/**/schema/*.json' 'src/templates/*.yml' 'test/services/data/**/*.*' dist Done in 6.40s. # Start server using certs passphrase (hummingbot) gateway ➜ yarn start --passphrase=XXXXX yarn run v1.22.19 $ node dist/src/index.js --passphrase=XXXXXX 2022-08-27 09:45:29 | info | ⚡️ Gateway API listening on port 5000 2022-08-27 09:45:29 | info | The gateway server is secured behind HTTPS. 2022-08-27 09:45:29 | info | ⚡️ Swagger listening on port 8080. Read the Gateway API documentation at 127.0.0.1:8080
When you run
yarn start, make sure to use the same passphrase that you used in Step 1 to generate certs.
4. Connect wallet¶
In the final step, let's ensure that the Hummingbot client can establish a connection with Gateway.
Go back to the running Hummingbot client interface. If the Gateway server has been set up correctly, you should see a message in the log pane
Gateway service is ONLINE.
Run the following commands in Hummingbot to test the connection and connect to a DEX like Uniswap:
>>> gateway test-connection Successfully pinged Gateway. >>> gateway connect uniswap What chain do you want uniswap to connect to? (ethereum, polygon) >>> ethereum Which network do you want uniswap to connect to? (mainnet, kovan, ropsten, arbitrum_one, optimism) >>> mainnet Do you want to continue to use `https://rpc.ankr.com/eth` for ethereum-mainnet? (Yes/No) >>> Yes Enter your ethereum-mainnet wallet private key >>> ******************************* The uniswap connector now uses wallet [public address] on ethereum-mainnet.
This sets the wallet used for trades on that DEX for that specific chain/network. If you create a strategy that uses that connector, the strategy will trade using the assets in that wallet.
Now, when you exit and restart Hummingbot, it should automatically detect whether Gateway is running and connect to it.
gateway/conf folder contains the configuration parameters for the various DEXs, chains, and networks. You can modify them either by changing each file, or by running the
gateway config command from within Hummingbot.
Gateway automatically starts a Swagger API server running on port 8080. This shows you the routes available and their request parameter / response models.
In addition, see API Interfaces for a summary of the key routes that each DEX connector supports.
See Testing for more information about how to run tests for Gateway connectors.