Install BTCPayServer on the RaspiBlitz


Log in to your RaspiBlitz as admin and work in the terminal:

  • Install Dot-Net for ARM
      cd /home/admin
      sudo apt-get -y install libunwind8 gettext libssl1.0
      sudo mkdir /opt/dotnet
      sudo tar -xvf dotnet-sdk-2.2.102-linux-arm.tar.gz -C /opt/dotnet/
      sudo tar -xvf aspnetcore-runtime-2.2.1-linux-arm.tar.gz -C /opt/dotnet/
      sudo ln -s /opt/dotnet/dotnet /usr/local/bin
      dotnet --info
  • Install Nginx & Certbot
    sudo apt-get install nginx-full certbot -y

  • Install NBXplorer
      cd /home/admin
      git clone
      cd NBXplorer
  • Create the NBXplorer system unit file
    sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/nbxplorer.service

    • Copy and paste the following code: ``` ## Start of nbxplorer service file ## [Unit] Description=NBXplorer daemon Requires=bitcoind.service After=bitcoind.service

    [Service] ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/dotnet “/home/admin/NBXplorer/NBXplorer/bin/Release/netcoreapp2.1/NBXplorer.dll” -c /home/admin/.nbxplorer/Main/settings.config User=admin Group=admin Type=simple PIDFile=/run/nbxplorer/ Restart=on-failure

    PrivateTmp=true ProtectSystem=full NoNewPrivileges=true PrivateDevices=true

    [Install] ## end of nbxplorer service file ## ```

  • reload the systemd daemon
    sudo systemctl daemon-reload

  • enable nbxplorer service
    sudo systemctl enable nbxplorer

  • start nbxplorer service
    sudo systemctl start nbxplorer

  • check to see if nbxplorer is running
    sudo systemctl status nbxplorer

  • add your Raspiblitz RPC credentials to the nbxplorer configuration settings
    nano /home/admin/.nbxplorer/Main/settings.config

  • Locate the “* By user name and password” section and uncomment these two lines and change the username and password.
    The username is raspibolt and the password is what you set while installing raspiblitz
  • restart nbxplorer
    sudo systemctl restart nbxplorer

  • Install BTCPayServer
      cd /home/admin
      git clone
      cd btcpayserver
  • create the BTCPayServer system unit file
    sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/btcpayserver.service

  • copy and paste the following code:
      ## Start of btcpayserver service file ##
      Description=BtcPayServer daemon
      ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/dotnet run --no-launch-profile --no-build -c Release -p "/home/admin/btcpayserver/BTCPayServer/BTCPayServer.csproj" -- $@
      ## End of BTCPayServer service file ##
  • reload the systemd daemon
    sudo systemctl daemon-reload

  • enable btcpayserver service
    sudo systemctl enable btcpayserver

  • start btcpayserver
    sudo systemctl start btcpayserver

  • check to see if btcpayserver is running
    sudo systemctl status btcpayserver

  • update your btcpayserver settings
    nano /home/admin/.btcpayserver/Main/settings.config

  • make sure the following items are uncommented and correct. Replace with your domain name
      ### Global settings ###
      ### Server settings ###
      ### NBXplorer settings ###
      BTC.lightning=type=lnd-rest;server=;macaroonfilepath=/home/admin/.lnd/data/chain/bitcoin/mainnet/admin.macaroon;certthumbprint=<paste your thumbprint here>
  • save the file we will get the cert thumbprint next
  • get your cert thumbprint for BTCPayServer Lightning configuration
    cd /home/admin
    openssl x509 -noout -fingerprint -sha256 -inform pem -in ~/.lnd/tls.cert

  • copy thumbprint output to clipboard
  • replace thumbprint for lightning configuration
    sudo nano /home/admin/.btcpayserver/Main/settings.config

  • paste thumbprint at the end of this line
    BTC.lightning=type=lnd-rest;server=;macaroonfilepath=/home/admin/.lnd/data/chain/bitcoin/mainnet/admin.macaroon;certthumbprint=<paste your thumbprint here>

  • restart btcpayserver
    sudo systemctl restart btcpayserver

  • Open Port 80, 443 on the router
      sudo ufw allow 80
      sudo ufw allow 443
  • Get your SSL certification using certbot. Change
    sudo certbot certonly --authenticator standalone -d --pre-hook "service nginx stop" --post-hook "service nginx start"

  • add reverse proxy for btcpayserver

  • remove default nginx configuration
    sudo rm /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default

  • create the btcpayserver configuration
    sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/btcpayserver

  • Paste the following, make sure you change the domain name to yours. Change all 4x ```

    start of Nginx config

If we receive X-Forwarded-Proto, pass it through; otherwise, pass along the

scheme used to connect to this server

map $http_x_forwarded_proto $proxy_x_forwarded_proto { default $http_x_forwarded_proto; ‘’ $scheme; }

If we receive X-Forwarded-Port, pass it through; otherwise, pass along the

server port the client connected to

map $http_x_forwarded_port $proxy_x_forwarded_port { default $http_x_forwarded_port; ‘’ $server_port; }

If we receive Upgrade, set Connection to “upgrade”; otherwise, delete any

Connection header that may have been passed to this server

map $http_upgrade $proxy_connection { default upgrade; ‘’ close; }

Apply fix for very long server names

#server_names_hash_bucket_size 128;

Prevent Nginx Information Disclosure

server_tokens off;

Default dhparam

Set appropriate X-Forwarded-Ssl header

map $scheme $proxy_x_forwarded_ssl { default off; https on; }

gzip_types text/plain text/css application/javascript application/json application/x-javascript text/xml application/xml application/xml+rss text/javascript; log_format vhost ‘$host $remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] ‘ ‘“$request” $status $body_bytes_sent ‘ ‘“$http_referer” “$http_user_agent”’; access_log off;

HTTP 1.1 support

proxy_http_version 1.1; proxy_buffering off; proxy_set_header Host $http_host; proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade; proxy_set_header Connection $proxy_connection; proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr; proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for; proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $proxy_x_forwarded_proto; proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Ssl $proxy_x_forwarded_ssl; proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Port $proxy_x_forwarded_port;

Mitigate httpoxy attack (see README for details)

proxy_set_header Proxy “”;

server { listen 80 default_server; server_name _; return 301 https://$host$request_uri; }

server { listen 443 ssl; server_name; ssl on;

ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/; ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/; ssl_session_timeout 1d; ssl_session_cache shared:SSL:50m; ssl_session_tickets off; ssl_protocols TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2; ssl_ciphers ‘ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:DHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:DHE-DSS-AES128-GCM-SHA256:kEDH+AESGCM:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-SHA:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA384:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-SHA384:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-SHA:DHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256:DHE-RSA-AES128-SHA:DHE-DSS-AES128-SHA256:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA256:DHE-DSS-AES256-SHA:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:!aNULL:!eNULL:!EXPORT:!DES:!RC4:!3DES:!MD5:!PSK’; ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on; ssl_stapling on; ssl_stapling_verify on; ssl_trusted_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/;

location / { proxy_set_header Host $host; proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr; proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for; proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme; proxy_pass http://localhost:23000; } }

end of Nginx config


  • add symlink for btcpayserver site
    sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/btcpayserver /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

  • restart nginx
    sudo systemctl restart nginx

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