Using a Ledger Nano S with Dune¶
Installing the Dune Ledger app¶
To secure your Dune account, you should use a hardware wallet. Here, we show how to use the Ledger Nano S.
You will have to install the Dune application on the Ledger Nano S, once it has been setup. The Dune application will allow you to both sign manually some operations, and put the application in a baking-mode, where blocks and endorsements are automatically signed.
Installation from binary¶
This is currently the most easy way. You will need a Linux computer. If you are using another operating system, you should use the Tezos apps available in the Ledger Live application. It will provide the same features, in two different apps.
Go to https://dune.network/files/ledger-app-dune/nano-s/ and download the most recent version.
Use the tar command to unarchive the files. For example:
$ tar zxvf ledger-app-dune-nano-s-bin-22.214.171.12490624.tar.gz
Inside the directory, follow the steps within the README.md file to install the dependencies and use the correct scripts.
Normally, you will need to install the
ledgerblue Python package
python-pip package on Debian):
$ sudo apt-get install python-pip $ pip install --no-cache-dir ledgerblue
Then, inside the directory of the archive, just call the
You will be asked to enter your PIN. If a previous version of the app was installed, you will also be asked to confirm its removal.
If you want to remove it, you can use the
uninstall.sh script in
the same way:
and you will be asked for your PIN and to confirm the removal of the app.
Using the Dune Ledger app¶
The first thing to do is to plug the Ledger Nano S on a USB port of your computer, fill the PIN, and start the Dune app.
Now, in a terminal, use the
dune-client to print the Ledgers that
it can see:
$ dune-client list connected ledgers ## Ledger `unconscious-booby-impressive-gopher` Found a Wallet 0.2.0 (Dune) 20190719 0c96bb04* (git-description: "0c96bb04*") application running on Ledger Nano S at [0001:0010:00]. To use keys at BIP32 path m/44'/1729'/0'/0' (default Dune key path), use one of: dune-client import secret key ledger_user "ledger://unconscious-booby-impressive-gopher/ed25519/0'/0'" dune-client import secret key ledger_user "ledger://unconscious-booby-impressive-gopher/secp256k1/0'/0'" dune-client import secret key ledger_user "ledger://unconscious-booby-impressive-gopher/P-256/0'/0'"
If it cannot see the Ledger, it usually means that you didn’t start the Dune app on the Ledger.
The Dune client will extract the first key, and generate a uniq name
for your Ledger. Here, it is
unconscious-booby-impressive-gopher. It can be very useful if you
have several Ledgers, it makes it easy to verify that you are using
the correct one.
You can have as many addresses as you want generated from the Ledger,
by just changing the last two numbers from the BIP32 path
For now, let’s record only the keyhash associated with the
$ dune-client import secret key ledger_user "ledger://unconscious-booby-impressive-gopher/ed25519/0'/0'" Please validate (and write down) the public key hash displayed on the Ledger, it should be equal to `dn1HpmHxuu8q7AtKG7V5hBc7aKdKE1DreTtU`: Dune address added: dn1HpmHxuu8q7AtKG7V5hBc7aKdKE1DreTtU Key ledger_user registered
The client will wait for you to confirm on the Ledger that you can
read the same key as displayed in the terminal. Then, a key
ledger_user will be recorded in your client. You will then be able
to use it for transfers and operations. Each time you will need to
sign an operation for that key, the client will automatically ask the
Ledger and you will have to enter your PIN.
If you need its public key, you can use:
$ dune-client show address ledger_user -S Hash: dn1HpmHxuu8q7AtKG7V5hBc7aKdKE1DreTtU Public Key: edpkty7aVXiWM3jKCV4v2d5WqSjRSscVeYoM7ZZfoXDtCsFNiuax7L Secret Key: ledger://unconscious-booby-impressive-gopher/ed25519/0'/0'
As you can see, you cannot see the secret key: it is only stored on the Ledger Nano S. Remember to backup the 24 words that you used to initialize the Ledger, there is no other way to backup this secret key!
Installing the Tezos Ledger apps¶
Two Tezos apps for Ledger Nano S are available in Ledger Live, in the experimental section.
The two modes of the Dune app are available by using two apps:
A Tezos Wallet app, for most operations, except baking
A Tezos Baking app, only for baking
Both should work with Dune as they do with Tezos, with the following differences:
the Tezos app will display the addresses as tzXXX addresses instead of dnXXX addresses. You may use
dune-client dune print key hashes tzXXXto check the correspondance;
you can only setup one key for baking. This should not be a limitation for most people;