# Komodo DeFi Framework configuration

Komodo DeFi Framework configuration parameters are listed in the source code (opens new window), along with additional runtime flags (opens new window), and per-process environment variables (opens new window)

# MM2.json

When running the Komodo DeFi Framework via commandline with the mm2 binary, some basic configuration parameters need to be defined in either an MM2.json file, or at runtime.

Parameter Type Description
gui string Information about your GUI; place essential info about your application (name, version, etc.) here. For example: Komodo Mobile Wallet iOS 1.0.1
netid integer Nework ID number, telling the Komodo DeFi Framework which network to join. 7777 is the current main network, though alternative netids can be used for testing or "private" trades
passphrase string Your passphrase; this is the source of each of your coins private keys. KEEP IT SAFE!
allow_weak_password boolean If true, will allow low entropy rpc_password. If false rpc_password must not have 3 of the same characters in a row, must be between 8-32 characters in length, must contain at least one of each of the following: numeric, uppercase, lowercase, special character (e.g. !#$*). It also can not contain the word "password", or the chars <, >, and &. Defaults to false.
rpc_password string Your password for protected RPC methods (userpass)
userhome string The path to your home, called from your environment variables and entered as a regular expression
dbdir string Komodo DeFi Framework database path. Optional, defaults to a subfolder named DB in the path of your mm2 binary
rpcip string IP address to bind to for RPC server. Optional, defaults to
rpcport integer Port to use for RPC communication. Optional, defaults to 7783
rpc_local_only boolean If false the Komodo DeFi Framework will allow rpc methods sent from external IP addresses. Optional, defaults to true. Warning: Only use this if you know what you are doing, and have put the appropriate security measures in place.
i_am_seed boolean Runs Komodo DeFi Framework as a seed node mode (acting as a relay for Komodo DeFi Framework clients). Optional, defaults to false. Use of this mode is not reccomended on the main network (7777) as it could result in a pubkey ban if non-compliant. on alternative testing or private networks, at least one seed node is required to relay information to other Komodo DeFi Framework clients using the same netID.
seednodes list of strings Optional. If operating on a test or private netID, the IP address of at least one seed node is required (on the main network, these are already hardcoded)
hd_account_id integer Optional. If this value is set, the Komodo DeFi Framework will work in only the HD derivation mode, coins will need to have a coin derivation path entry in the coins file for activation. The hd_account_id value effectively takes its place in the full derivation as follows: m/44'/COIN_ID'/<hd_account_id>'/CHAIN/ADDRESS_ID

Example (allowing weak password):

  "gui": "DEVDOCS_CLI",
  "netid": 7777,
  "rpc_password": "ENTER_UNIQUE_PASSWORD",
  "allow_weak_password": true,
  "userhome": "/${HOME#\"/\"}",
  "dbdir": "/path/to/DB/folder"

Example (not allowing weak password):

  "gui": "DEVDOCS_CLI",
  "netid": 7777,
  "rpc_password": "Ent3r_Un1Qu3_Pa$$w0rd",
  "allow_weak_password": false,
  "userhome": "/${HOME#\"/\"}",
  "dbdir": "/path/to/DB/folder"

The mm2 binary will look for the MM2.json in the same folder as your mm2 binary, unless it is defined as being in a different path via the MM2_CONF_PATH environment variable. Alternatively, you can define the MM2.json parameters at runtime as below:

stdbuf -oL nohup ./mm2 "{\"gui\":\"DEVDOCS_CLI\",\"netid\":7777, \"userhome\":\"/${HOME#"/"}\", \"passphrase\":\"ENTER_UNIQUE_SEED_PHRASE_DONT_USE_THIS_CHANGE_IT_FUNDS_OR_NOT_SAFU\", \"rpc_password\":\"Ent3r_Un1Qu3_Pa$$w0rd\"}" &


When using the Komodo DeFi Framework on a VPS without accompanying tools such as tmux or screen, it is recommended that the user add the command nohup to the Komodo DeFi Framework launch command. This addition ensures that the Komodo DeFi Framework instance is not shutdown when the user logs out.

Optional environment variables that can be user defined are as follows:

Variable Type Description
MM2_CONF_PATH string File path. MM2 will try to load the JSON configuration from this file. The file must contain valid json with structure mentioned above. Defaults to MM2.json in the same folder as your mm2 binary
MM_COINS_PATH string File path. MM2 will try to load coins data from this file. File must contain valid json. A comprehensive version for public use is maintained in the Komodo Platform coins github repository (opens new window)
MM_LOG string File path. Must end with '.log'. The Komodo DeFi Framework will write logs to this file.
USERPASS string For convenience, this variable can store the value of your rpc_password to be referenced in any shell scripts

# Setting userpass Environment Variable


Userpass will be renamed to rpc_password for clarity in the near future

Make a new file in the ~/atomicDEX-API/target/debug directory called USERPASS and enter the following text, including the rpc_password you specified earlier:


Save it, and then in the terminal execute:


Test it by executing:


You should see your USERPASS as a returned value.


The USERPASS environment variable will remain in our terminal's memory until we close the session. When we open up a new session later, we need to create the USERPASS environment variable again.

Refer to the rest of the Komodo DeFi Framework documentation for details and examples of how to:

When you are finished, you can exit the Komodo DeFi Framework using the following command:

curl --url "" --data "{\"userpass\":\"$userpass\",\"method\":\"stop\"}"

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