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Note: This project is no longer maintained. Please see version 2 at https://github.com/OpenBazaar/openbazaar-go

OpenBazaar Server

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This repo contains the OpenBazaar networking daemon that can be used to access the p2p network. It establishes connections and maintains a Kademlia style DHT. Rest and websocket APIs are available for clients to communicate with the daemon.


Pre-built installers which bundle the client and server components can be found here.

Depending on your system configuration you may need to install some additional dependencies. You can find more detailed, OS specific, instructions here.

To install just this server:

sudo pip install -r requirements.txt


python openbazaard.py start --help
usage: python openbazaard.py start [<args>]

Start the OpenBazaar server

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -d, --daemon          run the server in the background as a daemon
  -t, --testnet         use the test network
  -l LOGLEVEL, --loglevel LOGLEVEL
                        set the logging level [debug, info, warning, error,
  -p PORT, --port PORT  set the network port
  -a ALLOWIP, --allowip ALLOWIP
                        only allow api connections from this ip
                        set the rest api port
                        set the websocket api port
                        set the heartbeat port
  --pidfile PIDFILE     name of the pid file


Set Username and Password

cp .env.sample .env
nano ./.env

Build and run

docker-compose up


All relevant data will go to


SSL Support

  • Generate certificate as described here

  • Place the server.crt and server.key into

  • Enable SSL in


OpenBazaar Server is licensed under the MIT License.