I need to create an app that will hold custom wallet per user, I was using Infura earlier, but now I have to create wallets so will need "Personal" on rpc. I see that Infura don't expose it so will need my own private node. How can I setup personal node on AWS with bare minimum configurations so thats I don't need more storage and computing power.

If some one can explain the steps and also things to do, it will be highly appreciated.


I have setup several nodes in AWS.

  1. Launch an Ubuntu instance

  2. When you have ssh'ed in and at the terminal type the following one by one


sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ethereum

once you have that done you should be able to type: geth

I expect yo know how to start geth with the right parameters to enable --rpc and personal.

** Make sure you open the correct ports in your AWS Security group.

** Min spec, a dual core cpu, min 2GB RAM, as large a hard drive as you can afford. If your using this for production I would personally put 500gb to allow room for growth.

Alternatively you can download directly from the source and build. When at the terminal do the following.

git clone https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum.git
cd go-ethereum
make geth 

In this video I created on how to mine Eth on GPUs in Amazon shows you the steps I took above ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUQ9UW6f5Dg





My strong advice is to not enable personal API over RPC. On the geth wiki at https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/Management-APIs#personal, it says:

The personal API manages private keys in the key store.

You do not want to expose it to other nodes. The code calling personal API methods should be running locally on the node and should be able to use IPC.

For more details, see the accepted answer to the question linked below.

How can I make new account by JSON-RPC?

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