Deploying Openchain in a production environment
In production, it is recommended to proxy the Openchain server behind a reverse proxy server such as Nginx. This architecture enables a number of possibilities:
- Expose Openchain through SSL/TLS
- Host multiple Openchain server instances on the same port
- Change the URL path under which the Openchain server is being exposed
- Route requests to different Openchain instances depending on the host name used
This document explain the few steps necessary to expose Openchain through Nginx.
Refer to the :ref:`base Docker deployment documentation <docker-deployment>` to find out how to install Docker and Docker Compose.
Pull the Docker images through Docker Compose
Clone the openchain/docker repository from GitHub, and copy the configuration files from the templates provided.
git clone https://github.com/openchain/docker.git openchain cd openchain cp templates/docker-compose-proxy.yml docker-compose.yml cp templates/nginx.conf nginx/nginx.conf mkdir data cp templates/config.json data/config.json
Edit the configuration file (
data/config.json) as described in the :ref:`base Docker deployment documentation <docker-deployment>`.
You can now start the server:
docker-compose up -d
By default, Nginx will run on port 80.