peer lifecycle chaincode

The peer lifecycle chaincode subcommand allows administrators to use the Fabric chaincode lifecycle to package a chaincode, install it on your peers, approve a chaincode definition for your organization, and then commit the definition to a channel. The chaincode is ready to be used after the definition has been successfully committed to the channel. For more information, visit Chaincode for Operators.

Note: These instructions use the Fabric chaincode lifecycle introduced in the v2.0 Alpha release. If you would like to use the old lifecycle to install and instantiate a chaincode, visit the peer chaincode command reference.

Syntax

The peer lifecycle chaincode command has the following subcommands:

  • package
  • install
  • queryinstalled
  • approveformyorg
  • queryapprovalstatus
  • commit
  • querycommitted

Each peer lifecycle chaincode subcommand is described together with its options in its own section in this topic.

peer lifecycle

Perform _lifecycle operations

Usage:
  peer lifecycle [command]

Available Commands:
  chaincode   Perform chaincode operations: package|install|queryinstalled|approveformyorg|queryapprovalstatus|commit|querycommitted

Flags:
  -h, --help   help for lifecycle

Use "peer lifecycle [command] --help" for more information about a command.

peer lifecycle chaincode

Perform _lifecycle operations: package|install|queryinstalled|approveformyorg|queryapprovalstatus|commit|querycommitted

Usage:
  peer lifecycle chaincode [command]

Available Commands:
  approveformyorg     Approve the chaincode definition for my org.
  commit              Commit the chaincode definition on the channel.
  install             Install a chaincode.
  package             Package a chaincode
  queryapprovalstatus Query approval status for chaincode definition.
  querycommitted      Query a committed chaincode definition by channel and name on a peer.
  queryinstalled      Query the installed chaincodes on a peer.

Flags:
      --cafile string                       Path to file containing PEM-encoded trusted certificate(s) for the ordering endpoint
      --certfile string                     Path to file containing PEM-encoded X509 public key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
      --clientauth                          Use mutual TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint
      --connTimeout duration                Timeout for client to connect (default 3s)
  -h, --help                                help for chaincode
      --keyfile string                      Path to file containing PEM-encoded private key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
  -o, --orderer string                      Ordering service endpoint
      --ordererTLSHostnameOverride string   The hostname override to use when validating the TLS connection to the orderer.
      --tls                                 Use TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint

Use "peer lifecycle chaincode [command] --help" for more information about a command.

peer lifecycle chaincode package

Package a chaincode and write the package to a file.

Usage:
  peer lifecycle chaincode package [outputfile] [flags]

Flags:
      --connectionProfile string       The fully qualified path to the connection profile that provides the necessary connection information for the network. Note: currently only supported for providing peer connection information
  -h, --help                           help for package
      --label string                   The package label contains a human-readable description of the package
  -l, --lang string                    Language the chaincode is written in (default "golang")
  -p, --path string                    Path to the chaincode
      --peerAddresses stringArray      The addresses of the peers to connect to
      --tlsRootCertFiles stringArray   If TLS is enabled, the paths to the TLS root cert files of the peers to connect to. The order and number of certs specified should match the --peerAddresses flag

Global Flags:
      --cafile string                       Path to file containing PEM-encoded trusted certificate(s) for the ordering endpoint
      --certfile string                     Path to file containing PEM-encoded X509 public key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
      --clientauth                          Use mutual TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint
      --connTimeout duration                Timeout for client to connect (default 3s)
      --keyfile string                      Path to file containing PEM-encoded private key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
  -o, --orderer string                      Ordering service endpoint
      --ordererTLSHostnameOverride string   The hostname override to use when validating the TLS connection to the orderer.
      --tls                                 Use TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint

peer lifecycle chaincode install

Install a chaincode on a peer.

Usage:
  peer lifecycle chaincode install [flags]

Flags:
      --connectionProfile string       The fully qualified path to the connection profile that provides the necessary connection information for the network. Note: currently only supported for providing peer connection information
  -h, --help                           help for install
      --peerAddresses stringArray      The addresses of the peers to connect to
      --tlsRootCertFiles stringArray   If TLS is enabled, the paths to the TLS root cert files of the peers to connect to. The order and number of certs specified should match the --peerAddresses flag

Global Flags:
      --cafile string                       Path to file containing PEM-encoded trusted certificate(s) for the ordering endpoint
      --certfile string                     Path to file containing PEM-encoded X509 public key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
      --clientauth                          Use mutual TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint
      --connTimeout duration                Timeout for client to connect (default 3s)
      --keyfile string                      Path to file containing PEM-encoded private key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
  -o, --orderer string                      Ordering service endpoint
      --ordererTLSHostnameOverride string   The hostname override to use when validating the TLS connection to the orderer.
      --tls                                 Use TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint

peer lifecycle chaincode queryinstalled

Query the installed chaincodes on a peer.

Usage:
  peer lifecycle chaincode queryinstalled [flags]

Flags:
      --connectionProfile string       The fully qualified path to the connection profile that provides the necessary connection information for the network. Note: currently only supported for providing peer connection information
  -h, --help                           help for queryinstalled
      --peerAddresses stringArray      The addresses of the peers to connect to
      --tlsRootCertFiles stringArray   If TLS is enabled, the paths to the TLS root cert files of the peers to connect to. The order and number of certs specified should match the --peerAddresses flag

Global Flags:
      --cafile string                       Path to file containing PEM-encoded trusted certificate(s) for the ordering endpoint
      --certfile string                     Path to file containing PEM-encoded X509 public key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
      --clientauth                          Use mutual TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint
      --connTimeout duration                Timeout for client to connect (default 3s)
      --keyfile string                      Path to file containing PEM-encoded private key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
  -o, --orderer string                      Ordering service endpoint
      --ordererTLSHostnameOverride string   The hostname override to use when validating the TLS connection to the orderer.
      --tls                                 Use TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint

peer lifecycle chaincode approveformyorg

Approve the chaincode definition for my organization.

Usage:
  peer lifecycle chaincode approveformyorg [flags]

Flags:
      --channel-config-policy string   The endorsement policy associated to this chaincode specified as a channel config policy reference
  -C, --channelID string               The channel on which this command should be executed
      --collections-config string      The fully qualified path to the collection JSON file including the file name
      --connectionProfile string       The fully qualified path to the connection profile that provides the necessary connection information for the network. Note: currently only supported for providing peer connection information
  -E, --endorsement-plugin string      The name of the endorsement plugin to be used for this chaincode
  -h, --help                           help for approveformyorg
      --init-required                  Whether the chaincode requires invoking 'init'
  -n, --name string                    Name of the chaincode
      --package-id string              The identifier of the chaincode install package
      --peerAddresses stringArray      The addresses of the peers to connect to
      --sequence int                   The sequence number of the chaincode definition for the channel (default 1)
      --signature-policy string        The endorsement policy associated to this chaincode specified as a signature policy
      --tlsRootCertFiles stringArray   If TLS is enabled, the paths to the TLS root cert files of the peers to connect to. The order and number of certs specified should match the --peerAddresses flag
  -V, --validation-plugin string       The name of the validation plugin to be used for this chaincode
  -v, --version string                 Version of the chaincode
      --waitForEvent                   Whether to wait for the event from each peer's deliver filtered service signifying that the transaction has been committed successfully (default true)
      --waitForEventTimeout duration   Time to wait for the event from each peer's deliver filtered service signifying that the 'invoke' transaction has been committed successfully (default 30s)

Global Flags:
      --cafile string                       Path to file containing PEM-encoded trusted certificate(s) for the ordering endpoint
      --certfile string                     Path to file containing PEM-encoded X509 public key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
      --clientauth                          Use mutual TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint
      --connTimeout duration                Timeout for client to connect (default 3s)
      --keyfile string                      Path to file containing PEM-encoded private key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
  -o, --orderer string                      Ordering service endpoint
      --ordererTLSHostnameOverride string   The hostname override to use when validating the TLS connection to the orderer.
      --tls                                 Use TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint

peer lifecycle chaincode queryapprovalstatus

Query approval status for chaincode definition.

Usage:
  peer lifecycle chaincode queryapprovalstatus [flags]

Flags:
      --channel-config-policy string   The endorsement policy associated to this chaincode specified as a channel config policy reference
  -C, --channelID string               The channel on which this command should be executed
      --collections-config string      The fully qualified path to the collection JSON file including the file name
      --connectionProfile string       The fully qualified path to the connection profile that provides the necessary connection information for the network. Note: currently only supported for providing peer connection information
  -E, --endorsement-plugin string      The name of the endorsement plugin to be used for this chaincode
  -h, --help                           help for queryapprovalstatus
      --init-required                  Whether the chaincode requires invoking 'init'
  -n, --name string                    Name of the chaincode
      --peerAddresses stringArray      The addresses of the peers to connect to
      --sequence int                   The sequence number of the chaincode definition for the channel (default 1)
      --signature-policy string        The endorsement policy associated to this chaincode specified as a signature policy
      --tlsRootCertFiles stringArray   If TLS is enabled, the paths to the TLS root cert files of the peers to connect to. The order and number of certs specified should match the --peerAddresses flag
  -V, --validation-plugin string       The name of the validation plugin to be used for this chaincode
  -v, --version string                 Version of the chaincode

Global Flags:
      --cafile string                       Path to file containing PEM-encoded trusted certificate(s) for the ordering endpoint
      --certfile string                     Path to file containing PEM-encoded X509 public key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
      --clientauth                          Use mutual TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint
      --connTimeout duration                Timeout for client to connect (default 3s)
      --keyfile string                      Path to file containing PEM-encoded private key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
  -o, --orderer string                      Ordering service endpoint
      --ordererTLSHostnameOverride string   The hostname override to use when validating the TLS connection to the orderer.
      --tls                                 Use TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint

peer lifecycle chaincode commit

Commit the chaincode definition on the channel.

Usage:
  peer lifecycle chaincode commit [flags]

Flags:
      --channel-config-policy string   The endorsement policy associated to this chaincode specified as a channel config policy reference
  -C, --channelID string               The channel on which this command should be executed
      --collections-config string      The fully qualified path to the collection JSON file including the file name
      --connectionProfile string       The fully qualified path to the connection profile that provides the necessary connection information for the network. Note: currently only supported for providing peer connection information
  -E, --endorsement-plugin string      The name of the endorsement plugin to be used for this chaincode
  -h, --help                           help for commit
      --init-required                  Whether the chaincode requires invoking 'init'
  -n, --name string                    Name of the chaincode
      --peerAddresses stringArray      The addresses of the peers to connect to
      --sequence int                   The sequence number of the chaincode definition for the channel (default 1)
      --signature-policy string        The endorsement policy associated to this chaincode specified as a signature policy
      --tlsRootCertFiles stringArray   If TLS is enabled, the paths to the TLS root cert files of the peers to connect to. The order and number of certs specified should match the --peerAddresses flag
  -V, --validation-plugin string       The name of the validation plugin to be used for this chaincode
  -v, --version string                 Version of the chaincode
      --waitForEvent                   Whether to wait for the event from each peer's deliver filtered service signifying that the transaction has been committed successfully (default true)
      --waitForEventTimeout duration   Time to wait for the event from each peer's deliver filtered service signifying that the 'invoke' transaction has been committed successfully (default 30s)

Global Flags:
      --cafile string                       Path to file containing PEM-encoded trusted certificate(s) for the ordering endpoint
      --certfile string                     Path to file containing PEM-encoded X509 public key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
      --clientauth                          Use mutual TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint
      --connTimeout duration                Timeout for client to connect (default 3s)
      --keyfile string                      Path to file containing PEM-encoded private key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
  -o, --orderer string                      Ordering service endpoint
      --ordererTLSHostnameOverride string   The hostname override to use when validating the TLS connection to the orderer.
      --tls                                 Use TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint

peer lifecycle chaincode querycommitted

Query a committed chaincode definition by channel and name on a peer.

Usage:
  peer lifecycle chaincode querycommitted [flags]

Flags:
  -C, --channelID string               The channel on which this command should be executed
      --connectionProfile string       The fully qualified path to the connection profile that provides the necessary connection information for the network. Note: currently only supported for providing peer connection information
  -h, --help                           help for querycommitted
  -n, --name string                    Name of the chaincode
      --peerAddresses stringArray      The addresses of the peers to connect to
      --tlsRootCertFiles stringArray   If TLS is enabled, the paths to the TLS root cert files of the peers to connect to. The order and number of certs specified should match the --peerAddresses flag

Global Flags:
      --cafile string                       Path to file containing PEM-encoded trusted certificate(s) for the ordering endpoint
      --certfile string                     Path to file containing PEM-encoded X509 public key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
      --clientauth                          Use mutual TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint
      --connTimeout duration                Timeout for client to connect (default 3s)
      --keyfile string                      Path to file containing PEM-encoded private key to use for mutual TLS communication with the orderer endpoint
  -o, --orderer string                      Ordering service endpoint
      --ordererTLSHostnameOverride string   The hostname override to use when validating the TLS connection to the orderer.
      --tls                                 Use TLS when communicating with the orderer endpoint

Example Usage

peer lifecycle chaincode package example

A chaincode needs to be packaged before it can be installed on your peers. This example uses the peer lifecycle chaincode package command to package a Golang chaincode.

  • Use the --label flag to provide a chaincode package label of myccv1 that your organization will use to identify the package.

    peer lifecycle chaincode package mycc.tar.gz --path github.com/hyperledger/fabric-samples/chaincode/abstore/go/ --lang golang --label myccv1
    

peer lifecycle chaincode install example

After the chaincode is packaged, you can use the peer chaincode install command to install the chaincode on your peers.

  • Install the mycc.tar.gz package on peer0.org1.example.com:7051 (the peer defined by --peerAddresses).

    peer lifecycle chaincode install mycc.tar.gz --peerAddresses peer0.org1.example.com:7051
    

    If successful, the command will return the package identifier. The package ID is the package label combined with a hash of the chaincode package taken by the peer.

    2019-03-13 13:48:53.691 UTC [cli.lifecycle.chaincode] submitInstallProposal -> INFO 001 Installed remotely: response:<status:200 payload:"\nEmycc:ebd89878c2bbccf62f68c36072626359376aa83c36435a058d453e8dbfd894cc" >
    2019-03-13 13:48:53.691 UTC [cli.lifecycle.chaincode] submitInstallProposal -> INFO 002 Chaincode code package identifier: mycc:a7ca45a7cc85f1d89c905b775920361ed089a364e12a9b6d55ba75c965ddd6a9
    

peer lifecycle chaincode queryinstalled example

You need to use the chaincode package identifier to approve a chaincode definition for your organization. You can find the package ID for the chaincodes you have installed by using the peer lifecycle chaincode queryinstalled command:

```
peer lifecycle chaincode queryinstalled --peerAddresses peer0.org1.example.com:7051
```
A successful command will return the package ID associated with the
package label.
```
Get installed chaincodes on peer:
Package ID: myccv1:a7ca45a7cc85f1d89c905b775920361ed089a364e12a9b6d55ba75c965ddd6a9, Label: myccv1
```

peer lifecycle chaincode approveformyorg example

Once the chaincode package has been installed on your peers, you can approve a chaincode definition for your organization. The chaincode definition includes the important parameters of chaincode governance, including the chaincode name, version and the endorsement policy.

Here is an example of the peer lifecycle chaincode approveformyorg command, which approves the definition of a chaincode named mycc at version 1.0 on channel mychannel.

  • Use the --package-id to pass in the chaincode package identifier. Use the --signature-policy flag to define an endorsement policy for the chaincode. Use the init-required flag to request the execution of the Init function to initialize the chaincode.

    export ORDERER_CA=/opt/gopath/src/github.com/hyperledger/fabric/peer/crypto/ordererOrganizations/example.com/orderers/orderer.example.com/msp/tlscacerts/tlsca.example.com-cert.pem
    .
    peer lifecycle chaincode approveformyorg  -o orderer.example.com:7050 --tls --cafile $ORDERER_CA --channelID mychannel --name mycc --version 1.0 --init-required --package-id myccv1:a7ca45a7cc85f1d89c905b775920361ed089a364e12a9b6d55ba75c965ddd6a9 --sequence 1 --signature-policy "AND ('Org1MSP.peer','Org2MSP.peer')"
    .
    2019-03-18 16:04:09.046 UTC [cli.lifecycle.chaincode] InitCmdFactory -> INFO 001 Retrieved channel (mychannel) orderer endpoint: orderer.example.com:7050
    2019-03-18 16:04:11.253 UTC [chaincodeCmd] ClientWait -> INFO 002 txid [efba188ca77889cc1c328fc98e0bb12d3ad0abcda3f84da3714471c7c1e6c13c] committed with status (VALID) at peer0.org1.example.com:7051
    
  • You can also use the --channel-config-policy flag use a policy inside the channel configuration as the chaincode endorsement policy. The default endorsement policy is Channel/Application/Endorsement

    export ORDERER_CA=/opt/gopath/src/github.com/hyperledger/fabric/peer/crypto/ordererOrganizations/example.com/orderers/orderer.example.com/msp/tlscacerts/tlsca.example.com-cert.pem
    .
    peer lifecycle chaincode approveformyorg -o orderer.example.com:7050 --tls --cafile $ORDERER_CA --channelID mychannel --name mycc --version 1.0 --init-required --package-id myccv1:a7ca45a7cc85f1d89c905b775920361ed089a364e12a9b6d55ba75c965ddd6a9 --sequence 1 --channel-config-policy Channel/Application/Admins
    .
    2019-03-18 16:04:09.046 UTC [cli.lifecycle.chaincode] InitCmdFactory -> INFO 001 Retrieved channel (mychannel) orderer endpoint: orderer.example.com:7050
    2019-03-18 16:04:11.253 UTC [chaincodeCmd] ClientWait -> INFO 002 txid [efba188ca77889cc1c328fc98e0bb12d3ad0abcda3f84da3714471c7c1e6c13c] committed with status (VALID) at peer0.org1.example.com:7051
    

peer lifecycle chaincode queryapprovalstatus example

You can query which organizations have approved a chaincode definition before you commit the definition to the channel using the peer lifecycle chaincode queryapprovalstatus command. If an organization has approved the chaincode definition specified in the command, the command will return a value of true. You can use this command to learn whether enough channel members have approved a chaincode definition to meet the Application/Channel/Endorsement policy (a majority by default) before the definition can be committed to a channel.

```
export ORDERER_CA=/opt/gopath/src/github.com/hyperledger/fabric/peer/crypto/ordererOrganizations/example.com/orderers/orderer.example.com/msp/tlscacerts/tlsca.example.com-cert.pem
.
peer lifecycle chaincode queryapprovalstatus -o orderer.example.com:7050 --channelID mychannel --tls --cafile $ORDERER_CA --name mycc --version 1.0 --init-required --sequence 1
```
  • If successful, the command will return a JSON map that shows if an organization has approved the chaincode definition.

      {
            "Approved": {
                    "Org1MSP": true,
                    "Org2MSP": true
            }
      }
    

peer lifecycle chaincode commit example

Once a sufficient number of organizations approve a chaincode definition for their organizations (a majority by default), one organization can commit the definition the channel using the peer lifecycle chaincode commit command:

  • This command needs to target the peers of other organizations on the channel to collect their organization endorsement for the definition.

    export ORDERER_CA=/opt/gopath/src/github.com/hyperledger/fabric/peer/crypto/ordererOrganizations/example.com/orderers/orderer.example.com/msp/tlscacerts/tlsca.example.com-cert.pem
    .
    peer lifecycle chaincode commit -o orderer.example.com:7050 --channelID mychannel --name mycc --version 1.0 --sequence 1 --init-required --tls --cafile $ORDERER_CA --peerAddresses peer0.org1.example.com:7051 --peerAddresses peer0.org2.example.com:9051
    .
    2019-03-18 16:14:27.258 UTC [chaincodeCmd] ClientWait -> INFO 001 txid [b6f657a14689b27d69a50f39590b3949906b5a426f9d7f0dcee557f775e17882] committed with status (VALID) at peer0.org2.example.com:9051
    2019-03-18 16:14:27.321 UTC [chaincodeCmd] ClientWait -> INFO 002 txid [b6f657a14689b27d69a50f39590b3949906b5a426f9d7f0dcee557f775e17882] committed with status (VALID) at peer0.org1.example.com:7051
    

peer lifecycle chaincode querycommitted example

You can query the chaincode definitions that have been committed to a channel by using the peer lifecycle chaincode querycommitted command. You can use this command to query the current definition sequence number before upgrading a chaincode.

  • You need to supply the chaincode name and channel name in order to query the chaincode definition.

    export ORDERER_CA=/opt/gopath/src/github.com/hyperledger/fabric/peer/crypto/ordererOrganizations/example.com/orderers/orderer.example.com/msp/tlscacerts/tlsca.example.com-cert.pem
    .
    peer lifecycle chaincode querycommitted -o orderer.example.com:7050 --channelID mychannel --name mycc --tls --cafile $ORDERER_CA --peerAddresses peer0.org1.example.com:7051
    .
    Committed chaincode definition for chaincode 'mycc' on channel 'mychannel':
    Version: 1, Sequence: 1, Endorsement Plugin: escc, Validation Plugin: vscc
    

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