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Connect your own node to your Alby account

Be aware this feature is about connecting your own Lightning node to your account on getalby.com/login. It is still experimental. If your node is not well connected and does not have enough incoming liquidity, payments will fail. This feature is not yet connected to the Alby browser extension. You need to connect your node on getalby.com/login and the browser extension separately. However, if you open an Alby Lightning wallet on getalby.com/lightning-address, you can use it for the Alby browser extension, too.
Participation in the Lightning Network requires running an implementation of a Lightning Network daemon software. This software launches and runs a unique node that allows communication with others on the network. Using Alby as a non-custodial wallet, allows the user to take full custody of their bitcoins. Watch the video below to learn how to connect your LND node in seconds.

Step 1: Log in to Alby

Visit www.getalby.com and log in or use the Alby browser extension to log in.
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Step 2: Click on ‘Settings’

Step 3: Click on ‘Connect to your own node’

Step 4: Fill in your node credentials

Paste these details of your LND node
  • Invoice Macaroon (hex)
  • Certificate (hex)
  • gRPC address and port

Step 5: Click on ‘Connect your node’

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Please review your node details and make sure you have enough incoming liquidity to receive payments. We currently can not validate the connection to your node.
Also note: to support some features like receiving keysend payments which are used in the Value4Value spec your node's public key might be shared.
You can see your LND node. And you can also update your LND node settings.
Share your lightning address (examples) and start receiving sats in your private wallet.