Connect your own node with LND (deprecated)

How to connect your own node to your Alby account. This version is now deprecated and will stop being supported soon. We are using Nostr Wallet Connect (NWC) to link a node with your Alby Accoun

This Page Section is deprecated, please use NWC to link to your Alby Account.

Be aware this feature is about connecting your own lightning node to your account on 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 and the browser extension separately. However, if you open an Alby lightning wallet on, 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 and log in or use the Alby browser extension to log in.

Step 2: Click on โ€˜Settingsโ€™

Step 3: Click on โ€˜Connect to your own nodeโ€™

Step 4: Fill in your node credentials

Paste these details of your LND node

  • Invoice Macaroon (hex) - (get by running xxd -p -c2000 invoices.macaroon in the correct folder where your macaroons are located)

  • Certificate (hex) - optional, for increased security. If you are having trouble connecting, omit the certificate for now.

  • HTTPS address and port (e.g. https://your-onion-address.onion:8080)

Step 5: Click on โ€˜Connect your nodeโ€™

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 and start receiving sats in your private wallet.

This Page Section is deprecated, please use NWC to link to your Alby Account.

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