A simple Django package to build web-based Indy/Aries agent applications.

pip install django-aries-community==0.1.3



Django wrapper for a cloud-based Hyperledger Aries Agency for community applications.

This library provides a cloud-based framework for developing Hyperledger Aries Agent applications. This platform supports agents for both individuals and organizations in a single platform, as well as provides the ability to interact with stand-alone agents. This library currently supports the Aries Cloud Agent (, which is a stand-alone agent for a single entity. This "agency" supports multiple agents by starting a sub-process for each managed agent, and/or configuring endpoints for external agents (external instances of the Aries cloud agent or mobile agents). In the future this will evolve to a true, multi-tenant cloud agency.

Note that this library is in early development stage. It s suitable for developing a demonstration or POC but not (yet) for production applications.

This repository is in active development. A curated TODO list includes:

  • add fixed port ranges for agents (org vs individual)
  • add router for individual agents
  • potential to add router for org agents?
  • update endpoints for existing connections (Aries defect)
  • issue invitations via router (Aries defect)
  • for router, hold messages if target agent is not available (Aries defect?)


  • Easy-to-use wrapper/api around Aries and Indy libraries
  • Supports multiple organizations/roles in a single deployment
  • Easy registration process to create new users, organizations and agents
  • Admin functions to load schemas, organizations and credential definitions
  • Built-in UI, can be extended for business-specific functions (see demo)

Future Features

The following features are planned:

  • REST API (and demo application using vue.js)
  • "Hyperledger Composer"-like application for generating an application framework
  • Additional business demos
  • Video tutorials

Building and Running the Built-in Demo Application

This repository can be run as a stand-alone application to demonstrate Indy and Aries Agent capabilities. This requires local Indy libraries, as well as a running set of Indy nodes.

There are two ways to accomplish this, to run the demo application:

  1. As a fully contained docker build
  2. By installing and running all dependencies locally

Both are described (along with docker scripts) here.

Initializing the Demo Application

If you run the Docker-ized version, these steps are part of the application startup.

There are two Admin commands available to "seed" organizations, schemas and credential definitions:

python loads_orgs <orgs yml file>
python loads_schemas <schemas yml file> <org id>

An organization (with an identity on the network) is required to load schemas. Once schemas are loaded, credential definitions will automatically be created for organizations with matching roles (org role matches schema role). So, for example, the Docker-ised application runs the following on startup:

python loads_orgs ./trustee-org.yml
python loads_schemas ./test-schemas.yml 1
python loads_orgs ./test-orgs.yml

Once the organizations, schemas etc. are created, open a shell and run the following:

python runserver

You can login to the Django Admin application to inspect the data populated in the application database - https://localhost:8000/admin (

You can also view the ledger browser (http://localhost:9000/) and inspect the Indy ledger objects created.

Running a Demo Application Scenario

  1. Connect to the application http://localhost:8000/

2a. (Optional) Click on the "Create Organization Account" link at the bottom of the page

2b. (Optional) Enter user and organization information, enter a role matching one of the schema roles

2c. Login as your organization user (or use one of the pre-loaded organizations)

3a. In a separate browser, click on the "Create Individual Account" link at the bottom of the page

3b. Enter user information

3c. Login as your user

You should now have two sessions, one as an organization and one as a user.

Setting up agent connections

  1. Connect to the application http://localhost:8000/

  2. As the Organization, click on the Connections tab and then click on "Send Connection Invite". Enter the user's email (from the previous step) and Submit

  3. As the User, click on the Connections tab, there should be a Pending connection. Click on "Respond" and then "Submit"

  4. Back to the Organization - click on "Check Status" and then "Submit"

At this point, both parties should have an Active connection to each other.

Issueing Credentials and Proofs

TBD include additional descriptions, and a link to a video tutorial