Configuring the environement

Before welcoming you onaboard, you will need to install a small extension called Metamask. Don't panic, I will guide you through the installation process.

Metamask

What is it

MetaMask is a bridge that allows you to visit the distributed web in your browser. It includes a secure identity vault, providing a user interface to manage your identities on different sites and sign blockchain transactions.

Why do you need it

This tutorial makes you interact with a real blockchain. The contracts you write are deployed and tested from your web browser. You will familiarize yourself with a real environement and will thereafter be able to develop your own application quicker and easier.

Installation

Requirements

You can install the MetaMask add-on in most browser. Just follow the links:

Configuration

Once you have the extension installed, click on it. The installation process ask you for a password, do not use the same password as for your account. Here are the different steps of the installation process.

TODO: have a carousel here

  • Privacy policies Privacy policies
  • Setup password Setup password
  • Default account Default account
  • Kovan network Kovan network

Copy/paste your public address into the associated section of your account. After a few seconds, you should receive enough tokens to perform the whole tutorial.

Disclaimer while the website is still under development, you can use a public blockchain

TODO: javascript to check if web3 is install and then if the account is properly configured

It seems you're now ready. Let's begin!

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