Does anyone have an example of how to execute the cardano-wallet CLI for the pab-local-cluster in plutus-apps (tag: v2022-01-17)? I can get access to to the local wallet server APIs, but I need the cardano-wallet CLI so I can create new wallets. I am running the local cluster as per "cabal exec plutus-pab-local-cluster" but do not see how to execute the cardano-wallet CLI that can connect with the local wallet server that is running.

  • Are you working using nix-shell? If you have Nix and call nix-shell first in plutus-apps dir, it will load shell where cardano-wallet CLI will be available, and you can cabal build/exec/etc from there also. (also, you can create wallets using REST API as well) Jan 25, 2022 at 11:17
  • Hi @MikhailLazarev, thanks for the repsonse. Yes, I am using nix and when in the nix-shell, can access the cardano-wallet CLI, but it is not connected to the local cluster. I've tried to add some params to cardano-wallet serve, but it is unable to connect to the node. The REST API works. cardano-wallet serve --node-socket /run/user/1000/test-cluster3561/node/node.socket --testnet /run/user/1000/test-cluster5446/node/byron-genesis.json [cardano-wallet.network:Warning:27] [2022-01-26 19:46:51.18 UTC] Couldn't connect to node (x19). Retrying in a bit.
    – lley154
    Jan 26, 2022 at 19:51

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FYI - I got the cadano-wallet CLI to work with the pab-local-cluster on ubuntu linux, I just setup a simple proxy as per below.

$ simpleproxy -L localhost:8090 -R localhost:46493

  • That's good. Can you explain about port 46493? in your answer.
    – Deano
    May 2, 2022 at 14:43
  • This is the default port used for cardano wallet server with the local pab cluster.
    – lley154
    May 6, 2022 at 0:39

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