Configure Hyperledger Composer Business Network

Configure Hyperledger Composer Business Network

Recipe ID: hsts-r16

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Recipe Overview

In the previous recipe, we set up a development environment. In this recipe, we will create the FarmaTrace business network definition including the .cto, .script, .query, and .acl files, and then package them as a .bna file using Composer tools.

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In our previous recipes, we discussed the Hyperledger Composer Business Network And Development Components and Setting up the Hyperledger Composer Prerequisites & Development environment. So reading and understanding of two previous recipes are required beforehand.

The yo hyperledger-composer command has three options: Angular, business network, and CLI. These are defined as follows:


Business Network Configuration
Follow steps to create your own business network:

1. To create the FarmaTrace business network definition, we need to set up a project structure:

mkdir farmaTrace
cd farmaTrace

2. We will use Yeoman's hyperledger-composer tool to create a businessnetwork project template. Enter all required information for this. For example, a business network name, description, author name, author email address, license selection, and namespace:

yo hyperledger-composer:businessnetwork

3. Select org.packt.farmatrace as the namespace.

4. Select No when asked whether to generate an empty network.

5. The Yeoman tool will generate farmatrace-network files, as follows:

Put Things Together

Here, we created a FramaTrace network on the local system, which contains all the required skeleton files to develop our FarmaTrace Composer application. This will help us to use Hyperledger Playground to do all our development work.
Congratulation! We have successfully learned how to configure a Hyperledger Composer business network.

The following recipes are excellent resources for installing other Hyperledger tools:

Blockchain Developer Guide- How to Install Hyperledger Fabric on AWS
Blockchain Developer Guide- How to Install and work with Hyperledger Sawtooth
Blockchain Developer Guide- How to Install Hyperledger Burrow on AWS
Blockchain Developer Guide- How to Install Hyperledger Iroha on AWS
Blockchain Developer Guide- How to Install Hyperledger Indy and Indy CLI on AWS
Blockchain Developer Guide- How to Install Hyperledger Seth and Docker on AWS

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This recipe is written by Brian Wu who is our senior Hyperledger instructor in Washington DC. His Hyperledger Cookbook with 40+ hands-on recipes is highly recommended.

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