Chainlink Developers

Welcome to the Chainlink documentation site. You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with Chainlink as quickly as possible, as well as support if you get stuck. Click here for an introductory walkthrough on how to create a Chainlink request on the Ropsten test network!

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Install, configure & fund MetaMask

This page will show you how to configure the MetaMask browser extension. If you already have MetaMask configured, skip to Acquire testnet LINK.

What is MetaMask?

MetaMask is a wallet that runs as a self-contained application inside your browser as an extension. It allows you to interact with Decentralized Applications or "dApps". MetaMask makes accessing the Ethereum & Testnet blockchains (Like Kovan) very easy and provides you with wallet addresses.

Install & Configure

Go to: metamask.io and install the browser extension in Chrome or Firefox.

  • After installing the MetaMask extension, open the extension by clicking on the MetaMask Fox icon. If prompted to use the New Look, do so.
  • Create a new vault.
  • You will be presented with a 12-word mnemonic phrase; copy that phrase down in a very secure location that only you can access.
  • Change the network selection from Main Ethereum Network to the Kovan Test Network.

Fund your address with Ether

In order to obtain Kovan ETH, follow the steps below:

  • Go to the Kovan Ether Faucet
  • Send a message with only your ETH address
  • Wait about a minute, then go back to the MetaMask extension to validate the balance. Now you have ETH to play with!

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What's Next

Time to get some LINK token from the Chainlink Faucet.

Acquire LINK

Install, configure & fund MetaMask


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