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Connecting your Relay to the ATOR dashboard.

This is Part 5 of the ATOR Relay Education Series.
Hello and welcome to the fifth part in the Ator Relay Education Series. This tutorial will guide you through the steps in connecting your Ethereum wallet, with your new configuration file settings to the ATOR Relay Dashboard.
Please make sure you have an Ethereum wallet address wallet extension connected to your browser for the tutorial.
For a more detailed guide, there will be a YouTube link at the end of this article, as well as a link to the ATOR discord server where the team, or other relay operators will be happy to assist you if you run into any issues!
This tutorial assumes you have downloaded and installed: a virtual machine, Fedora OS, configured your onion router, and changed the Contact Info in the configuration file. You will need an Ethereum wallet address wallet extension for this portion of the tutorial.
An imagined image of an ATOR node landscape

Step 1: Open Fedora in your virtual machine

Open the Virtual Box application and start the Fedora Operating system.
Starting Fedora in Virtual Box

Step 2: Open a terminal and acquire root permissions

Open the terminal application inside of fedora and apply the following command:
sudo -i
You will then be prompted to enter your password. Once password is entered you will have root permissions.

Step 3: Open NYX and copy your relays fingerprint

Open NYX by using the following command:
Once NYX is open, copy the alpha-numeric string beside the "FINGERPRINT:" label and paste it into a notepad for future use.
Terminal in Fedora displaying NYX with the fingerprint highlighted

Step 4: ATOR Dashboard and Wallet connection

Once you have saved your fingerprint to a notepad, head over to and connect your Ethereum wallet that you added to the configuration file in the previous video. The wallet extension should open automatically.

Step 5: Confirm Fingerprint

Once your wallet is connected, click on the "My Relays" tab located on the left of the site. You should see your fingerprint listed. If you do not see your relay listed, give it some time to communicate with the dashboard. Make sure that the fingerprint you copied into notepad matches the fingerprint displayed on the dashboard.
Matching fingerprints

Step 6: Claim your Relay

Once you have confirmed your fingerprint, head over to the "claim" button to the right of your fingerprint and click it. You will be prompted to sign a gasless transaction. This transaction requires 0 Ethereum to be in the wallet.
Claim button under "My Relays" tab

Step 7 (Optional): Renouncing your Relay

In the instance that you no longer wish to broadcast your relay to the dashboard, or if you wish to add and connect via a different wallet address, you can use the "renounce" button to do so. Click the button and type in the words "I am renouncing my ATOR relay", and your relay will be removed from the dashboard. If you wish to reconnect in the future, refer to step 6.
Renouncing an ATOR relay

You did it! 🎉

Thanks for following along! For a more detailed explanation, feel free to check out the YouTube video in the links below!
If you run into any issues in the process, please feel free to reach out in the ATOR discord server where a team member or a member of the community will be happy to lend you a hand!
Thanks for following along, and I’ll see you in the next tutorial!