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Employeeledger is a web application written in Go language to demonstrate the Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain framework. The project repo has been designed to upload employee records into the blockchain and also has the functionality to update, delete the record stored securely in the Hyperledger framework.

However, this explanation guide does not explain how Hyperledger Fabric works, so for the information, you can follow at Hyperledger.

Medium writeup : https://medium.com/@deeptiman/a-single-organization-application-in-hyperledger-fabric-146c351b04b7


Employeeledger requires Docker & Go to run.


$ sudo apt install docker.io
$ sudo apt install docker-compose



$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install golang-go

Set your Go path as environmental variable

add these following variable into the profile
$ export GOPATH=$HOME/go
$ export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin:$GOPATH/bin
$ source ~/.profile
$ go version
$ go version go1.11 linux/amd64

Build Your Network

This sample Hyperledger Fabric blockchain network is built on a single organization consisting of two peer nodes. There are few prerequisites to follow to set up and install a blockchain network in the docker container.

You can choose any of the following link based on you operating system and hardware architecture of your system.
Linux AMD 64
Linux s390x
Linux PPC64le
Windows AMD 64
Darwin AMD 64

There are few configuration files is written, which composed of various configuration details of a network like Certificate Authority (CA), Peer , Orderer , CouchDB.


This configuration file will generate few certificates and key for the organization and it’s related entities like peers, admin, orderer. The cryptogen binary will take the config file as input and after execution, it will create a crypto-config folder in the config directory, which will contains all the generated certificates and key.

./bin/cryptogen generate --config=./crypto-config.yaml

This config file will contains complete details of a channel related to an organization. It will create three artifacts for a network.

  • orderer.genesis.block : This will initialize the Fabric’s orderer
      ./bin/configtxgen -profile EmployeeLedger -outputBlock ./artifacts/orderer.genesis.block
  • employeeledger.channel.tx Channel is a private network between peers to communicate in a network
      ./bin/configtxgen -profile EmployeeLedger -outputCreateChannelTx ./artifacts/employeeledger.channel.tx -channelID employeeledger
  • org1.employeeledger.anchors.tx : This artifact will allow the peers to interact with each other in a network.
      ./bin/configtxgen -profile EmployeeLedger -outputAnchorPeersUpdate ./artifacts/org1.employeeledger.anchors.tx -channelID employeeledger -asOrg EmployeeLedgerOrganization1
You can find a shell script "config.sh" in the fixtures folder, it will generate all the prerequisites configurations of a network. So, you can directly execute script to skip all the manual steps.

Now, we need to deploy the configuration details into a docker container, so we need to use Docker Compose. There will docker-compose.yaml configuration file, which will contain all config details for Orderer, Certificate Authority, Peer, Couch DB.

  • The compose file can be deploy into a network, by executing following command

     docker-compose up -d // the docker-compose.yaml has to be located at same command location
And also replace the newly generated CA key, which can be found at crypto-config/peerOrganizations/org1.employee.ledger.com/ca/some random generated sk file, at the docker-compose.yaml : line 44, 50 & 55

So, all done , your blockchain network is now deployed into a docker container.

You can check by executing following command

docker ps

Dependency Issues

  1. Hyperledger fabric-sdk-go is still in development. If you do dep ensure for each Gopkg.toml in EmployeeLedger and Chaincode, it will download the govendor folder for each module but it will have some compilation issues while building the project. I have corrected the error for both EmployeeLedger and Chaincode folder.
  2. Please download the vendor folder and add it in your project repo.

    EmployeeLedger - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ry1jmw0y9xliose/vendor.zip?dl=0

    Chaincode - https://www.dropbox.com/s/31nnqflpqwaywoa/vendor.zip?dl=0

  3. Add vendor folders at the location where Gopkg.toml file is located.

Run the application

  • As you have sucssefully deployed your blockchain network. Now you can run the application.
  • There is a master Makefile , you can find in the project root directory.
  • Just type “make” in the command line and it will take few minuetes to start the server.
  • If all goes well, you can see server running at port 6000
  • Now, open your browser and type http://localhost:6000

Few Screenshots



This project is licensed under the MIT License


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