Generate Validator Account
# Generate Validator Account
Every validator must have:
- A NEAR account, used to log in to the Octopus network, register the validator, etc. To create a NEAR account, please refer to Creating a NEAR Account (opens new window)
- A validator pubkey, used to set it to the validator node, etc. You can get a validator pubkey after you initialize the Appchain for your validator node.
Learn more about appchain Accounts: