Once a dApp has been written, it can be compiled and deployed to a local or remote blockchain network. Deploying dApps is similar to how regular applications are deployed currently, however there are some differences. One major difference is that to deploy an application to a public blockchain network, an account must be supplied with tokens in order to cover the deployment costs. However, when deploying to a local network through the Maven CLI there is no need to create an account or supply it with test tokens, as everything is contained within the local network.
Deploy your contract on a blockchain network:
Before you deploy your contract, make sure you have compiled it.
Run the following command from the same location as your
mvn aion4j:deploy > [INFO] Scanning for projects... > > ... > > [INFO] BUILD SUCCESS > [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > [INFO] Total time: 1.032 s > > ...
You can also supply arguments to your contract during deployment:
mvn aion4j:deploy -Dargs="-T 'Hello World'"
To deploy a contract to a remote node you will need to supply the
port of your remote node.
The account you are using to deploy the contract must have funds in it in order to pay for the deployment. If not, you will get a
transaction dropped error. You can get test
AION using a faucet.
All transactions must be signed. This is so that the network can confirm who sent which transaction. Transactions that happen on a local node are automatically signed so you don’t need to worry about then. Transactions on remote nodes must be manually signed.
You can sign the transaction before sending it to the network, also known as Client-Side Signing. This is the safest option. To do this, add the private key of the account you want to deploy with to your environment variables. Or add the private key as an argument when deploying.
Deploy though Client-Side Signing
Run this command to deploy the contract, assuming you have your private key stored as an environment variable (see Client-Side Singing for more information):
mvn aion4j:deploy -Dweb3rpc.url=http://<HOST>:<PORT> -Premote
mvn aion4j:deploy -Dweb3rpc.url=http://188.8.131.52:8545 -Premote > [INFO] Scanning for projects... > > ... > > [INFO] /Users/aion/hello-world/target/hello-world-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar was deployed successfully. > [INFO] Transaction : 0x6007cb6662418923ab966d443b23abb8e7a03043279d77e661f764bfc643ce83 > > ...
If you do not have your private key stored as an environment variable, or want to use a different key to what you have stored, you must supply it as an argument when deploying:
mvn aion4j:deploy -Dweb3rpc.url=http://184.108.40.206:8545 -Dpk=4b45d22a2f042d9... -Premote
Node Hosting Service
If you are using a node hosting service like Blockdaemon or Nodesmith you do not need to supply a port number.
mvn aion4j:deploy -Dweb3rpc.url=https://aion.api.nodesmith.io/v1/avmtestnet/jsonrpc?apiKey=abcdef1234564400a69ab440a1123456 -Premote