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authorChristian Grothoff <>2020-04-04 14:23:34 +0200
committerChristian Grothoff <>2020-04-04 14:23:34 +0200
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@@ -50,8 +50,8 @@ operating a basic backend.
Architecture overview
+:keywords: crypto-currency
+:keywords: KUDOS
Taler is a pure payment system, not a new crypto-currency. As such, it
operates in a traditional banking context. In particular, this means
that in order to receive funds via Taler, the merchant must have a
@@ -224,7 +224,7 @@ the libgnunetutil and GNU Taler exchange dependencies.
Installing libgnunetutil
+:keywords: GNUnet
Before you install libgnunetutil, you must download and install the
dependencies mentioned in the previous section, otherwise the build may
succeed but fail to export some of the tooling required by Taler.
@@ -250,7 +250,7 @@ which requires you to run the last step as ``root``.
Installing the GNU Taler exchange
+:keywords: exchange
After installing GNUnet, you can download and install the exchange as
@@ -276,7 +276,7 @@ installed GNUnet to ``/usr/local`` in the previous step.
Installing the GNU Taler merchant backend
+:keywords: backend
The following steps assume all dependencies are installed.
Use the following commands to download and install the merchant backend:
@@ -303,8 +303,8 @@ GNUnet to ``/usr/local`` in the previous steps.
Installing Taler on Debian GNU/Linux
+:keywords: Wheezy
+:keywords: Debian
Debian wheezy is too old and lacks most of the packages required.
On Debian jessie, only GNU libmicrohttpd needs to be compiled from
@@ -359,8 +359,8 @@ if you used the Debian wheezy instructions above, you need to pass
How to configure the merchant’s backend
+:keywords: taler-config
+:keywords: taler.conf
The installation already provides reasonable defaults for most of the
configuration options. However, some must be provided, in particular the
database account and bank account that the backend should use. By
@@ -384,8 +384,8 @@ Service address
The following option sets the transport layer address used by the
merchant backend:
- UNIX domain socket
+:keywords: UNIX domain socket
+:keywords: TCP
@@ -404,7 +404,7 @@ Service address
operating system, the use of a UNIX domain socket is recommended to
avoid accidentally exposing the backend to the network.
- port
+:keywords: port
To run the Taler backend on TCP port 8888, use:
@@ -416,8 +416,8 @@ Currency
Which currency the Web shop deals in, i.e. “EUR” or “USD”, is
specified using the option
- currency
+:keywords: currency
+:keywords: KUDOS
@@ -431,7 +431,7 @@ Currency
$ taler-config -s TALER -o CURRENCY -V KUDOS
+:keywords: DBMS
In principle is possible for the backend to support different DBMSs.
The option
@@ -451,7 +451,7 @@ Database
- Postgres
+:keywords: Postgres
This option specifies a postgres access path using the format
``postgres:///$DBNAME``, where ``$DBNAME`` is the name of the
Postgres database you want to use. Suppose ``$USER`` is the name of
@@ -481,7 +481,7 @@ Database
-V postgres:///$DBNAME
- exchange
+:keywords: exchange
To add an exchange to the list of trusted payment service providers,
you create a section with a name that starts with “exchange-”. In
that section, the following options need to be configured:
@@ -510,7 +510,7 @@ Exchange
per currency.
- instance
+:keywords: instance
The backend allows the user to run multiple instances of shops with
distinct business entities against a single backend. Each instance
uses its own bank accounts and key for signing contracts. It is
@@ -536,7 +536,7 @@ Instances
options are discussed in Tipping visitors
- wire format
+:keywords: wire format
In order to receive payments, the merchant backend needs to
communicate bank account details to the exchange. For this, the
configuration must include one or more sections named “ACCOUNT-name”
@@ -586,7 +586,7 @@ Accounts
Sample backend configuration
+:keywords: configuration
The following is an example for a complete backend configuration:
@@ -615,8 +615,8 @@ The following is an example for a complete backend configuration:
USERNAME = my_user
PASSWORD = 1234pass
- [EXCHANGE-trusted]
- URL =
+ [merchant-exchange-trusted]
@@ -636,7 +636,7 @@ them.
Launching the backend
+:keywords: backend
Assuming you have configured everything correctly, you can launch the
merchant backend using:
@@ -776,7 +776,7 @@ Advanced topics
Configuration format
+:keywords: configuration
In Taler realm, any component obeys to the same pattern to get
configuration values. According to this pattern, once the component has
been installed, the installation deploys default values in
@@ -849,7 +849,7 @@ configuration file used in our demos. See under ``deployment/config``.
Using taler-config
+:keywords: taler-config
The tool ``taler-config`` can be used to extract or manipulate
configuration values; however, the configuration use the well-known INI
file format and can also be edited by hand.
@@ -903,8 +903,8 @@ option.
Merchant key management
-merchant key
+:keywords: merchant key
+:keywords: KEYFILE
The option “KEYFILE” in the section “INSTANCE-default” specifies the
path to the instance’s private key. You do not need to create a key
manually, the backend will generate it automatically if it is missing.
@@ -922,7 +922,7 @@ public key using the ``gnunet-ecc`` command-line tool:
Tipping visitors
+:keywords: tipping
Taler can also be used to tip Web site visitors. For example, you may be
running an online survey, and you want to reward those people that have
dutifully completed the survey. If they have installed a Taler wallet,
@@ -936,8 +936,8 @@ There are four basic steps that must happen to tip a visitor.
Configure a reserve and exchange for tipping
-reserve key
+:keywords: gnunet-ecc
+:keywords: reserve key
To tip users, you first need to create a reserve. A reserve is a pool of
money held in escrow at the Taler exchange. This is the source of the
funds for the tips. Tipping will fail (resulting in disappointed
@@ -992,8 +992,8 @@ Now you can (re)start the backend with the new configuration.
Fund the reserve
+:keywords: reserve
+:keywords: close
To fund the reserve, you must first extract the public key from