Running an Example Application Using SGX Platform

The Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager (CCM) environment is designed with the goal of protecting any application. This article describes how to run a Flask Server application on a compute node.

1.0 Running a Flask Server Enclave OS Application

1.2 Prerequisites:

1.2 Run an Enclave OS Application on Compute Node

  1. Navigate to the Application menu item in the CCM UI left navigation bar, and click the + ADD APPLICATION button. Fig-5-application-landing-screen.png
    Figure 1: Create New Application
  2. Add a Python Web Application. See the article “User's Guide: Add and Edit an Application” for more information.
  3. Approve the domain for the Python Web Application. See the article “User's Guide: Tasks” for more information.
  4. In the detailed view of the application, click the + IMAGE button. add-image-1.png
    Figure 2: Create an Image
  5. Create an image of the Python Web Application by providing a proper tag. See the article “User's Guide: Create an Image” for more information.
  6. Approve the image for the Python Web Application. See the article “User's Guide: Tasks” for more information.
  7. For the node agent attestation type DCAP/EPID, run the application image using the following command:
    docker run --volume /dev:/dev -v /var/run/aesmd/aesm.socket:/var/run/aesmd/aesm.socket -e NODE_AGENT_BASE_URL= fortanix-private/python-flask-sgx

    • 9092 is the port on which Node Agent listens up.
    • is the Node Agent Host IP.
    • fortanix-private/python-flask-sgx is the converted app that can be found in the Images under the Image Name column in the Images table. mceclip5.png
      Figure 3: Run the Application
      • Use your own inputs for Node IP, Port, and Converted Image in the above format. The information in the example above is just a sample.
      • Add the following flag along with the command to get more details:
        • -e ENCLAVEOS_LOG_LEVEL=debug - to get debug log
        • -p 7622:80 -p 8038:443 - to map the application custom port to 80 or 443
  8. To verify that the application is running, click the APPLICATION from the list in the Fortanix CCM UI and verify that there is a running application image associated with it and displayed with the application in the detailed view of the application. Fig-4-deployed-application.png
    Figure 4: Deployed Application


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