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    This plugin provides Cactus a way to interact with Quorum networks. Using this we can perform:

    • Deploy Smart-contracts through bytecode.
    • Build and sign transactions using different keystores.
    • Invoke smart-contract functions that we have deployed on the network.


    Getting Started

    Clone the git repository on your local machine. Follow these instructions that will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for development and testing purposes.


    In the root of the project to install the dependencies execute the command:

    npm run comfigure


    In the projects root folder, run this command to compile the plugin and create the dist directory:

    npm run tsc


    To use this import public-api and create new PluginLedgerConnectorQuorum.

      const connector: PluginLedgerConnectorQuorum = new PluginLedgerConnectorQuorum({
        instanceId: uuidV4(),
        pluginRegistry: new PluginRegistry(),

    You can make calls through the connector to the plugin API:

    async invokeContract(req: InvokeContractV1Request):Promise<InvokeContractV1Response>;
    async transactSigned(rawTransaction: string): Promise<RunTransactionResponse>;
    async transactPrivateKey(req: RunTransactionRequest): Promise<RunTransactionResponse>;
    async transactCactusKeychainRef(req: RunTransactionRequest):Promise<RunTransactionResponse>;
    async deployContract(req: DeployContractSolidityBytecodeV1Request):Promise<RunTransactionResponse>;
    async signTransaction(req: SignTransactionRequest):Promise<Optional<SignTransactionResponse>>;

    Call example to deploy a contract:

    const deployOut = await connector.deployContract({
      web3SigningCredential: {
        ethAccount: firstHighNetWorthAccount,
        secret: "",
        type: Web3SigningCredentialType.GETHKEYCHAINPASSWORD,
      bytecode: ContractJson.bytecode,
      gas: 1000000,

    The field "type" can have the following values:

    enum Web3SigningCredentialType {
        NONE = 'NONE'

    Extensive documentation and examples in the readthedocs (WIP)

    Running the tests

    To check that all has been installed correctly and that the pugin has no errors, there are two options to run the tests:

    • Run this command at the project's root:
    npm run test:plugin-ledger-connector-quorum

    Prometheus Exporter

    This class creates a prometheus exporter, which scrapes the transactions (total transaction count) for the use cases incorporating the use of Quorum connector plugin.

    Prometheus Exporter Usage

    The prometheus exporter object is initialized in the PluginLedgerConnectorQuorum class constructor itself, so instantiating the object of the PluginLedgerConnectorQuorum class, gives access to the exporter object. You can also initialize the prometheus exporter object seperately and then pass it to the IPluginLedgerConnectorQuorumOptions interface for PluginLedgerConnectoQuorum constructor.

    getPrometheusMetricsV1 function returns the prometheus exporter metrics, currently displaying the total transaction count, which currently increments everytime the transact() method of the PluginLedgerConnectorQuorum class is called.

    Prometheus Integration

    To use Prometheus with this exporter make sure to install Prometheus main component. Once Prometheus is setup, the corresponding scrape_config needs to be added to the prometheus.yml

    - job_name: 'quorum_ledger_connector_exporter'
      metrics_path: api/v1/plugins/@hyperledger/cactus-plugin-ledger-connector-quorum/get-prometheus-exporter-metrics
      scrape_interval: 5s
        - targets: ['{host}:{port}']

    Here the host:port is where the prometheus exporter metrics are exposed. The test cases (For example, packages/cactus-plugin-ledger-connector-quorum/src/test/typescript/integration/plugin-ledger-connector-quorum/deploy-contract/deploy-contract-from-json.test.ts) exposes it over and a random port(). The random port can be found in the running logs of the test case and looks like (42379 in the below mentioned URL) Metrics URL:

    Once edited, you can start the prometheus service by referencing the above edited prometheus.yml file. On the prometheus graphical interface (defaulted to http://localhost:9090), choose Graph from the menu bar, then select the Console tab. From the Insert metric at cursor drop down, select cactus_quorum_total_tx_count and click execute

    Helper code


    This file contains the various responses of the metrics.


    This file contains functions encasing the logic to process the data points


    This file lists all the prometheus metrics and what they are used for.

    Running the tests

    To check that all has been installed correctly and that the pugin has no errors, there are two options to run the tests:

    • Run this command at the project's root:
    npm run test:plugin-ledger-connector-quorum


    We welcome contributions to Hyperledger Cactus in many forms, and there’s always plenty to do!

    Please review CONTIRBUTING.md to get started.


    This distribution is published under the Apache License Version 2.0 found in the LICENSE file.



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