Hyperledger Indy Architecture Reference


Peer Nodes

The following diagram shows how Hyperledger Indy peer nodes will be deployed on your Kubernetes instance.

../_images/hyperledger-indy-kubernetes-deployment-peers.pngFigure: Hyperledger Indy Kubernetes Deployment - Peers


  1. Pods are shown in blue in the diagram.
  2. Each StatefulSet will have steward-node-init for initialization (read crypto from Vault) and steward-node containers running. Since they are in the same pod, Kubernetes always schedules them on the same VM and they can communicate to each other through localhost. This guarantees minimal latency between them.
  3. The storage uses a Kubernetes Persistent Volume.


../_images/blockchain-automation-framework-indy.pngFigure: Hyperledger Indy Components

Docker Images

The Blockchain Automation Framework creates/provides own Docker images, which are based on Ubuntu and consist with official Hyperledger Indy libraries (indy-plenum and indy-node).

  • indy-cli - Docker image contains Indy CLI, which is used to issue transactions again an Indy pool.
  • indy-key-mgmt - Docker image for indy key management, which generates identity crypto and stores it into Vault or displays it onto the terminal in json format.
  • indy-node - Docker image of an Indy node (runs using a Steward identity).

Ansible Playbooks

Detailed information on ansible playbooks can be referred here and the execution process can be referred here.

Helm Charts

Detailed information on helm charts can be referred here.

Vault Configuration

The Blockchain Automation Framework stores their crypto immediately within the secret secrets engine. The crypto is stored by each organization under /org_name_lowercase - it contains provate/public keys, dids and seeds.

The complete key paths in the vault can be referred here.