# Start the light client daemon
The Terra SDKs currently rely on an active connection to a running LCD server. Please set it up if you need a dedicated connection for the SDKs.
The light client daemon (LCD) provides a REST-based adapter for the RPC endpoints, which also helps for decoding the Amino-encoded blockchain data into parseable JSON. This enables apps to communicate with a node through simple HTTP.
To start the LCD, you'll need to specify the following parameters
| || ||yes||chain id of the full node to connect|
| || ||yes||address of the full node to connect|
| || ||yes||address for the REST server to listen to requests|
| || ||yes||whether this LCD is connected to a trusted full node|
| || ||no||directory for save checkpoints and validator sets|
terracli rest-server --chain-id=test \ --laddr=tcp://localhost:1317 \ --node tcp://localhost:26657 \ --trust-node=false
For more information about the Terra REST API endpoints, see the swagger documentation (opens new window).