STRATO Getting Started - The kickstart script to run STRATO platform
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STRATO - Getting Started guide

For more detailed information about the STRATO deployment please refer to BlockApps Developers' Website

STRATO Architecture


Key components to note

  • Bloc API: User/Account Management and Smart-contracts management via API.
  • STRATO API: Blockchain API for blocks and transactions.
  • Cirrus: Index and search smart-contracts, SQL-like query API for looking up smart-contracts and state changes.
  • STRATO Management Dashboard (SMD): Web based UI for your Private Ethereum Blockchain Network using Bloc/STRATO API for User and Contracts management & offering SQL like query interface for smart-contracts.



  • Install Docker on your machine

  • Install Docker Compose on your machine

  • Python 2.7 for PBFT network deployment

  • For Mac users: Install wget using Homebrew (use the steps below):

    • Homebrew:

      ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

    • wget:

      brew install wget --with-libressl


The list of the ports required to be available on the machine


Steps to setup and run single STRATO node using Docker on your machine:

  1. Clone STRATO Getting Started repo using git clone or download and extract .zip archive. And chdir or cd into that folder.

  2. Launch STRATO single node:

    ./strato --single

    If running on the remote machine, provide the NODE_HOST variable with the machine's external IP address or domain (reachable through the network) when running the STRATO: ./ --single

    Windows users should always provide the NODE_HOST variable with the docker machine IP address (in most cases it is when running the STRATO: NODE_HOST= ./ --single

  3. Check if STRATO services are running (using docker ps) & view the Strato Management Dashboard at http://localhost/ (or http://<remote_node_host>/ when running on remote machine)

    If NODE_HOST is set in step 3, use it's value instead of the localhost hereinafter

  4. Explore the Bloc and STRATO API docs via the top right link on the Dashboard (http://localhost) STRATO Management Dashboard

    • Default credentials for UI web pages:
      username: admin
      password: admin
    • API Docs can also be accessed at these endpoints directly:
      strato-api: http://localhost/strato-api/eth/v1.2/docs
      bloc api: http://localhost/bloc/v2.2/docs
  5. Refer documentation here to get started with developing a sample app:

  6. Reach out to BlockApps team for more info on support and enterprise licensed subscription:

Stopping STRATO

To stop a running instance of STRATO Developer Edition on your machine, run this command (from within the git cloned getting-started folder)

./strato --stop

To stop and wipe out a running instance of STRATO Developer Edition on your machine, run this command (from within the git cloned getting-started folder)(you will lose state of any transactions/data created in the blockchain)

./strato --wipe

Ports used

STRATO services need the following ports to be available on the machine (refer docker-compose.yml for details):

:80, :443 (for Nginx)
:30303, :30303/UDP (for Strato P2P)

License Agreement

See BlockApps’ Developer Edition Terms of Use