IPFS Desktop

Learn how to configure IPFS Desktop for use with Filebase.

What is IPFS Desktop?

IPFS Desktop is a GUI client used to run a local IPFS node and interact with the IPFS network. IPFS Desktop can be configured to automatically pin IPFS files to external IPFS pinning services, such as Filebase.

Read below to learn how to use IPFS Desktop with Filebase.


1. Start by opening the IPFS Desktop GUI client on your local machine.

2. From the left side-bar menu, select 'Settings'.

3. Select 'Add Service' under 'Pinning Services'.

4. Select 'Filebase' when prompted to select a pinning service provider.

5. Enter the following configuration information to add Filebase as your pinning service provider:

  • Secret Access Token: Navigate to the Filebase Access Keys page, then view the IPFS PInning Service API Endpoint. Click the drop down menu for 'Choose Bucket to Generate Token', then choose the IPFS Filebase Bucket you want to use.

Then copy the generated Secret Access Token:

6. Select 'Save'. Your Filebase pinning service configuration will now be listed under 'Pinning Services'.

To learn how to pin CIDs using this pinning service configuration, please see our documentation on IPFS Pinning.

If you have any questions, please join our Discord server, or send us an email at hello@filebase.com

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