Install the JRE 1.8

Windows users can install the Oracle JRE 8 (64-bit version) from the official site.

You must add a line ;JAVA_HOME/bin to your existing PATH environment variable to access the JRE from the command line. You can find detailed instructions on this step here.

Now you can check your JRE installation. Run start Windows Command line app cmd.exe and execute command java -version. If you see

java version "1.8.0_74"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_74-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.74-b02, mixed mode)

then all is ok, and you can move on to the next step!

If you get an error check your installation and try find a solution or a better tutorial online.

Note. It's necessary to install Oracle JRE 8 with 64-bit version, you also can check Waves Releases Here.

Download Waves package and configure the application

Download the latest version of waves.jar and the required configuration file (for mainnet or testnet) to any folder, for example ~/waves.

Carefully edit the configuration waves .conf file, it is very important! The safety of your wallet and money depends on this!

Just open it with your favorite text editor, pour a cup of tea and read the documentation of the configuration file.

Then start Windows Command line app cmd.exe, navigate to the folder with the jar file with the command cd C:/waves and start waves node with command java -jar waves.jar waves.conf.

Additional security

For added security, it is recommended to store your wallet and configuration applications on an encrypted partition. You can use software like BitLocker, TrueCrypt, AxCrypt, DiskCryptor, FreeOTFE, GostCrypt, VeraCrypt or else. You choose this application at your own risk!

Also, you may want to limit the use of these folders to designated users only. You can read about it here.

If you decide to use RPC, you should protect it with Windows embedded or any other firewall. You can read about it here. If your server is public and available to the Internet and you decide to enable and use RPC, then allow only certain methods using Nginx's proxy_pass moduleand do not forget to set the API key hash in waves config.

Also, do not forget to install an anti-virus and to keep the OS and all other security software up-to-date.

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