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Signed-off-by: James Taylor <>
Latest commit 1b38613 Oct 10, 2018


This is Hyperledger Composer Wallet implementation using Redis as a store.


The steps below assume that you have an application or playground, or rest server for Hyperledger Composer that wish to use. Also it assumes you are familar with NPM, and the basic workings of Hyperledger Composer.

Step 1

The script contains the commands to get the docker image for redis started and running. In more detail

$ # get and start the redis server
$ docker run -p 6379:6379 --name composer-wallet-redis -d redis
$ # to restart it later....
$ docker start composer-wallet-redis
$ # to clearout redis contents, issue this command
$ docker exec composer-wallet-redis redis-cli -c flushall

Step 2

Firstly, this module that provides the support to connect from Composer to the Object Storage needs to be installed. This is loaded using a node.js require statment; this needs to either be installed globally, or within the current application package.

npm install -g composer-wallet-redis

Step 3

Configuration needs to be passed to the client appliation using composer to use this new wallet.

There are two main ways this can be achieved. Via configuration file, or via environment variables.

File Assuming that you do not have the config directory already - this is using the standard node npm config module

  • Create a directory config in the current working directory of the application
  • Create a file default.json in this config directory
  • Ensure that the contents of the file are
  "composer": {
    "wallet": {
      "type": "composer-wallet-redis",
      "desc": "Uses a local redis instance,
      "options": {

  • type is the name of this module
  • desc is some text for the humans

If you run the local docker image for redis, there is no specific configuration that is required. The redis client used will be default connect to the port that is run. More information on the client is at Any options specified in options, will be passed directly into the redis.createClient() function

Environment Variable

As this is using the config module specifing the details on the command line via environment variables can be achieved by

export NODE_CONFIG={"composer":{"wallet":{"type":"composer-wallet-redis","desc":"Uses  a local redis instance,"options":{}}}}

The application (or command line, eg composer card list) that is in this shell will use the cloud wallets backed by the redis server. For ease of understanding, you may wish to create a file with the json as in the step above, but then issue this command to set it in an environment variable, assuming the file is called default.json. It doesn't matter the name of the file in this case - it's just being used to hold the json to make it easier for you to edit.

export NODE_CONFIG=$(cat default.json)

Logging into redis

It's not recommended to log into the redis cli and start modifying the contents, however for debug and education purposes it is possible. To run the redis cli issue this command

docker run -it --link composer-wallet-redis:redis --rm redis redis-cli -h redis -p 6379

You can then issue redis command line commands to see the keys

> keys *

To clear out the data in redis, then issue

> flushall

Note that this command doesn't ask for confirmation before deleting everything so use with care.


Hyperledger Project source code files are made available under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (Apache-2.0), located in the LICENSE file. Hyperledger Project documentation files are made available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY-4.0), available at