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Deploying Aragon Client in new Chains

Introduction

This guide will run you through how to deploy Aragon to other EVM compatible chains.
This deployment is self-sufficient and does not pose a requirement on other contracts already deployed to the target chain.
Before you begin, make sure that there are no official deployments to the network you will be targeting.

Official Aragon Client deployments

Network Name
ENS Registry
Type
Deployment
Ethereum Mainnet
0x00000000000C2E074eC69A0dFb2997BA6C7d2e1e
Official
​Aragon​
Ethereum Rinkeby
0x98df287b6c145399aaa709692c8d308357bc085d
Official
​Aragon​
Ethereum Ropsten
0x6afe2cacee211ea9179992f89dc61ff25c61e923
Official
​Aragon​
Polygon Mumbai
0x431f0eed904590b176f9ff8c36a1c4ff0ee9b982
Official
​Aragon​
Polygon Mainnet
0x3c70a0190d09f34519e6e218364451add21b7d4b
Official
​Aragon​
Harmony Testnet
0xbc7828fa8665c637901ad5abd5c7e647c9ab140f
Official
​Aragon​
xDAI
0xaafca6b0c89521752e559650206d7c925fd0e530
Trusted Partner
​1Hive​
Harmony
0x843ddfab8406e752d03fa75dbb275070f368658d
Official
​Aragon​
BSC Testnet
0x843ddfab8406e752d03fa75dbb275070f368658d
Official
​Aragon​

Good Manners

  1. 1.
    Please verify all contracts that you have deployed with the target network scanner unless they are automatically verified.
  2. 2.
    Notify the Aragon team about your plans to deploy to the target network.
  3. 3.
    Keep the team in close loops about the issues you encounter as well as any ambiguity during the process.
  4. 4.
    Do not change the smart contract code.
  5. 5.
    Any automation and new scripts are welcome. Create a PR for the respective Github repository.

Deploying

Before you start

  1. 1.
    We will use notation <target network> to represent the network we are deploying to. It should be consistent throughout this tutorial.
  2. 2.
    Make sure that you use one account thought the tutorial. You will need Private key and some network tokens to pay for gas.

Step 1

Description: Provide an account that will be used to deploy contracts as well as rpc connection to the target network.
This account will be the owner of the deployed Aragon infrastructure. To be considered an official deployment we will need to transfer all permissions from this account to an official Aragon account.
  • To provide access to an account using a Private Key:
    1. 1.
      Create a file nano ~/.aragon/<target network>_key.json
    2. 2.
      Add the following inside the file
    {
    "rpc": "<RPC url for your target network, for example "<https://rpc-mainnet.matic.network>" for Polygon>",
    "keys": ["Your Private Key"]
    }
  • To provide access to an account using a Seed Phrase:
    1. 1.
      Create a file nano ~/.aragon/mnemonic.json
    2. 2.
      Add the following inside the file
    {
    "rpc": "<RPC url for your target network, for example "<https://rpc-mainnet.matic.network>" for Polygon>",
    "mnemonic": "your mnemonic phrase..."
    }

Step 2

Description: Deploy AragonOS, which contains all main contracts, to the target network. This will allow creating new DAOs as well as publish apps to APM.
  1. 1.
    Clone AragonOS repository
  2. 2.
    Checkout to master branch instead of default next branch.
    The master branch contains AragonOS v4.4.0 latest stable version. Whereas the next has more features, but we don’t want a disputable feature for now.
  3. 3.
    Run yarn
  4. 4.
    Run yarn add @aragon/truffle-config-v4
  5. 5.
    Update node_modules/@aragon/truffle-config-v4/truffle-config.js with the new network information
    Example:
    mumbai: {network_id: 80001,provider: providerForNetwork('mumbai'),gas: 6.9e6}
  6. 6.
    Run yarn compile
  7. 7.
    Deploy ENS to the target network
    In case the network does not have an official ENS registry, one should deploy it themselves using provided ENSFactory.
    If there is an official ENS deployment, you can use it or deploy a new ENS. If you decide on using an official ENS, make sure to purchase the aragonpm.eth domain with the key provided in step 1.
    Run the command below in AragonOS repo, substituting placeholder values:
    OWNER=<Your Public Key> npx truffle exec --network <target network> scripts/deploy-test-ens.js
  8. 8.
    Deploy DaoFactory
    DAO factory will already include other contracts that are necessary for the contract deployment. It is a very large contract, and we are aware that some networks do not offer enough gas per block to deploying it.
    You might encounter RPC failing due to making too many calls in a short period of time. As a solution split the deployment script into several subparts or use a more reliable RPC in step 1.
    Run the command below in AragonOS repo, substituting placeholder values:
    OWNER=<Your Public Key> npx truffle exec --network <target network> scripts/deploy-daofactory.js
  9. 9.
    Deploy APM (Aragon Package Manager) to the target network
    You should be able to deploy APM in its own repository. However, currently, it does not work due to an unknown issue. If you could fix it, it would be greatly appreciated and you will get rewarded!
    As a workaround, you should deploy the APM in the AragonOS repository.
    Run the command below in AragonOS repo, substituting placeholder values:
    OWNER=<Your Public Key> ENS=<ENS Registry address from step> DAO_FACTORY=<DAO Factory address from step 2> npx truffle exec --network <target network> scripts/deploy-apm.js

Step 3

Description: Deploy AragonID.
  1. 1.
    Clone the repo master branch.
  2. 2.
    Run yarn to install packages
  3. 3.
    Setup truffle-config on node_modules/@aragon/truffle-config-v4/truffle-config.js as previous step
  4. 4.
    Update the truffle.js to point to the right truffle-config. Basically replace its contents with
    module.exports = require("@aragon/truffle-config-v4")
  5. 5.
    run yarn compile to build the contracts
  6. 6.
    Run the following script:
    OWNER=<Your public key> ENS=<ENS Registry address from step> npx truffle exec --network <target network> scripts/deploy-beta-aragonid.js

Step 4

Description: Deploy standard Aragon Apps to the AragonPM.
  1. 1.
    Clone Aragon Apps repository
  2. 2.
    Provide your Private Key
    Create .env file in the root directory of the Aragon Apps repository with the following content:
    ETH_KEYS=0x<Your Private Key>
  3. 3.
    Update node_modules/@aragon/hardhat-config/hardhat.config.js with the new network information. Ex:
    mumbai: providerForNetwork('mumbai')
  4. 4.
    Deploy an app
    Repeat this for each app inside the \\apps directory. We will use the Finance app here as an example.
    IMPORTANT: Do not try to deploy voting-disputable and agreement apps they require Aragon Court instance present on the target network.
    1. 1.
      Navigate to the apps directory (\\apps\\finance)
    2. 2.
      Change arapp.json
      In the environment part add information about your target network.
      For the registry variable specify ENS address that we have obtained in step 2.
      "<target netwrok>": {
      "registry": "<ENS Registry address>",
      "appName": "finance.aragonpm.eth", // app name
      "network": "<target network>"
      }
    3. 3.
      Run yarn
    4. 4.
      Run yarn compile to generate contracts
    5. 5.
      Run yarn build to build the UI App part
    6. 6.
      Start a local version of IPFS with ipfs daemon
      If you don't have IPFS installed, check here https://docs.ipfs.io/install/command-line/ how to install it
    7. 7.
      Publish the App to APM
      npx hardhat publish major --network mumbai --ipfs-api-url <http://localhost:5001>
    8. 8.
      Download the files that were uploaded to IPFS with ipfs get <CID>. The CID is available from previous step
    9. 9.
      Compress the folders that were downloaded and send to [email protected] so they can be pinned.

Step 5

Description: Deploy standard DAO Templates to the AragonPM.
  1. 1.
    Clone DAO Templates repository
  2. 2.
    Provide your Private Key
    Create .env file in the root directory of the Aragon Apps repository with the following content:
    ETH_KEYS=0x<Your Private Key>
  3. 3.
    Go to /shared directory and run yarn and then yarn link
    If you have problems with node version on installing dependencies, add --ignore-engines to the command
  4. 4.
    Deploy a template
    Repeat this for each template inside the /templates directory. We will use the Company template here as an example.
    IMPORTANT: Please only try to deploy company, reputation and membership templates, as other templates do not contain all required components.
    1. 1.
      Navigate to the templates directory (/templates/company)
    2. 2.
      Run yarn link @aragon/templates-shared
    3. 3.
      Run yarn to install dependencies
    4. 4.
      setup truffle-config on node_modules/@aragon/truffle-config-v4/truffle-config.js as previous step
    5. 5.
      Change arapp.json
      In the environment part add information about your target network.
      For the registry variable specify ENS address that we have obtained in step 2.
      "<target network>": {
      "registry": "<ENS Registry address>",
      "appName": "finance.aragonpm.eth", // app name
      "network": "<target network>",
      "wsRPC": "<RPC url for your target network, for example wss://matic-testnet-archive-ws.bwarelabs.com for Polygon>"
      }
    6. 6.
      switch to node 10
    7. 7.
      Run yarn compile
    8. 8.
      switch to node 12
    9. 9.
      Change package.json
      Add a new script below to the scripts section.
      Please note that if you are using the official ENS, then you should also acquire the aragonid.eth domain for the step below to work.
      "deploy:<target network>": "truffle exec ./scripts/deploy.js --network <target network> --ens <ENS Registry address from step 2> --dao-factory <DAO Factory address from step 2>"
    10. 10.
      Run yarn deploy:<target network> to deploy the Template
      This should deploy additionally AragonId and MiniMe Token Factory. Copy the MiniMe Token Factory address and when deploying the next template add it to the script in step 7:
      "deploy:<target network>": "truffle exec ./scripts/deploy.js --network <target network> --ens <ENS Registry address from step 2> --dao-factory <DAO Factory address from step 2> --mini-me-factory <MiniMe Factory address that we have just deployed>"
    11. 11.
      Start a local version of IPFS with ipfs daemon
      If you don't have IPFS installed, check here https://docs.ipfs.io/install/command-line/ how to install it
    12. 12.
      Publish the Template to APM
      npx hardhat compile && npx hardhat publish major --contract <Template contract that we got in previous step> --network <target network> --ipfs-api-url <http://localhost:5001/>
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Deploying
Before you start
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