Exits

Learn how to initiate the validator unstaking process

How voluntary exiting works

To initiate unstaking, validators are required to perform a SignedVoluntaryExit transaction, where the transaction is signed using Luganodes' validator keys.

Exiting validators must submit a signed challenge with relevant validator information. Thereafter, the createAndSignChallenge function generates the necessary signature for the exit API request, relying on validator indexes (found in the Get Delegation object response) and the withdrawal address.

We have created a script to perform the aforementioned operations with ease.

Script to create a Signed Challenge

Note: controllerAddress can be used alternatively to the withdrawalAddress in the script below

// Install ethers package using a package manager (eg. NPM, YARN)
import {
  BaseWallet,
  SigningKey,
  hashMessage,
  hexlify,
  toUtf8Bytes,
} from 'ethers';

const createAndSignChallenge = async (
  validatorIndexes,
  privateKeyOfWithdrawalAdd,
  withdrawalAddress,
) => {
  const wallet = new BaseWallet(new SigningKey(privateKeyOfWithdrawalAdd));

  // challenge that needs to be signed
  const challenge = JSON.stringify(
    {
      intentToExit:
        'I am signing this message and requesting that Luganodes exit the following validators from the network',
      validatorIndexes, // REQUIRED: list of validator indexes
      date: Date.now().toString(), // optional, timestamp this was signed
      address: withdrawalAddress, // REQUIRED: the signing address
    },
    null,
    2,
  );
  const sign = wallet.signMessageSync(hashMessage(challenge));

  console.log('signature: ', sign);

  // packedChallenge
  const packedChallenge = hexlify(
    toUtf8Bytes(
      '\u0019Ethereum Signed Message:\n' +
        challenge.length.toString() +
        challenge,
    ),
  );
  console.log('packed_challenge', packedChallenge);
};

  
await createAndSignChallenge(
    validatorIndexes, //[0, 2]
    privateKeyOfWithdrawalAdd, 
    withdrawalAddress, 
  );

Request Luganodes to submit exits

POST /api/exit

Request Luganodes to exit a set of validators for a given withdrawal address. The list of validators comes from a challenge that must be signed with the withdrawal address. See the above code snippet for constructing the body for this method.

NOTE: If the challenge and signature check out, this submits the voluntary exits and will initiate the process for exiting validators. This method does not return the voluntary exits.

Query Parameters

Request Body

{
  "message": "exit request is under processing for these validators",
  "validators": [
    {
      "pubKey": "0xa8b4286511612eccb9f5834f278300fd389d5490d2c53c7674826959a1e2113e8dad87cdc357da16f9461473d82bff73",
      "valodatorIndex": 1123,
      "provisionId": "a62c7c43-faf7-4fd8-908e-1791c6d8c257"
    }
  ]
}
// Example request body

{
    "signature":"0xba56185cea6b6f1bd9fc7bda51656a2136e19958d79718ff13c99cec82d36a9f5280784717a0579c5a7294a3778e7d0a00039b5a51d4e85cae25ebc14130dd691c",
    "challenge":"0x19457468657265756d205369676e6564204d6573736167653a0a3234347b0a202022696e74656e74546f45786974223a20224920616d207369676e696e672074686973206d65737361676520616e642072657175657374696e672074686174205374616b656420657869742074686520666f6c6c6f77696e672076616c696461746f72732066726f6d20746865206e6574776f726b222c0a20202276616c696461746f72496e6465786573223a205b0a20202020300a20205d2c0a20202264617465223a202231363838373137333039383136222c0a20202261646472657373223a2022307861303863364339653364304532384530453945663137634536373839396538453036353031644432220a7d"
}

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