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Indy Node

About Indy Node

This codebase embodies all the functionality to run nodes (validators and/or observers) that provide a self-sovereign identity ecosystem on top of a distributed ledger. It is the core project for Indy; over time, all other indy-* projects may collapse into this one, except for indy-sdk.

Indy has its own distributed ledger based on RBFT.

Relationship with Sovrin

This code is independent from but commonly associated with The Sovrin Foundation. The Sovrin Foundation is a public utility for identity, built on top of this codebase. People who install sovrin packages (e.g., with sudo apt install sovrin) get prepackaged genesis transactions that integrate with an Indy validator pool using Sovrin's governance and trust framework. However, it is possible to use Indy Node with a different network, using whatever conventions a community chooses.

Getting Started Guide

We recommend that developers should explore Indy Walk through to learn about Indy basics or Getting Started Guide with VCX and Getting Started Notebook.

Hyperledger Wiki-Indy

If you haven't done so already, please visit the main resource for all things "Indy" to get acquainted with the code base, helpful resources, and up-to-date information: Hyperledger Wiki-Indy.

Technical Overview of Indy Blockchain

Indy Node Repository Structure

Indy Node repo consists of the following parts:

Dependent Projects

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How to Contribute

How to Install a Test Network

You can have a look at Start Nodes to understand what needs to be done to create a Network, initialize and start Nodes, and what scripts are provided for this.

The described process is automated in one of the ways below (it allow to install a test Network):

How to Start Working with the Code

Please have a look at Dev Setup

Continuous Integration and Delivery

Please have a look at Continuous integration/delivery

How to send a PR

How to send a PR to both plenum and node

If you made changes in both indy-plenum and indy-node, you need to do the following:

Docs and links