Protect result
Please make sure you have already checked the Quickstart, Your first application and Build trusted applications tutorials before learning how to protect the result of your task.
In previous tutorials, we saw how to build trusted applications that run securely inside enclaves and combine them with confidential datasets to get the most out of confidential computing advantages. In this chapter, we will push things further to protect the workflow in an end to end mode. That means the next step would be encrypting results.
You don't need to change your application's code or redeploy it to add this feature.
Assuming your application is deployed (if not please check how to do it here), before triggering an execution you need to generate a public/private AES key-pair and push the public part to the Secret Management Service. The latter, in turn, will provide it, at runtime, to the enclave running your trusted application.
To generate the key-pair, go to ~/iexec-projects and use the following SDK command:
iexec result generate-encryption-keypair
This generates two files in .secrets/beneficiary/. Make sure to back up the private key in the file <0x-your-wallet-address>_key.
├── beneficiary
│ ├── <0x-you-wallet-address>_key
│ └── <0x-you-wallet-address>
Make sure you use the debug Secret Management Service (see Build trusted applications > Deploy the dataset). Default SMS is production so make sure you use the right one.
Now, push the public key to the SMS:
iexec result push-encryption-key --chain bellecour
And check it using:
iexec result check-encryption-key --chain bellecour
Now to see that in action, you'd need to trigger a task and specify yourself as the beneficiary in the command:
iexec app run <0x-your-app-address> \
--chain bellecour \
--tag tee \
--encrypt-result \
Wait for the task to be COMPLETED and download the result:
iexec task show <0x-your-task-id> --download --chain bellecour
If you extract the obtained zip and try to read the content of the file iexec_out/ you will find it encrypted:
mkdir /tmp/trash && \
unzip <0x-your-task-id>.zip -d /tmp/trash && \
cat /tmp/trash/iexec_out/
Now you should decrypt the result by running:
iexec result decrypt <>
A new zip file appears in the current folder under the name Eventually, unzip it:
unzip -d my-decrypted-result
And you can see the content of your result file:
$ cat my-decrypted-result/result.txt
Hello, world!
Voilà! By finishing this part, you should be able to use confidential computing on iExec like a Ninja. All parts of the workflow are protected: the execution, the dataset, and the result.
You can go to the advanced section and learn more about managing orders on the iExec to effectively monetize your applications and datasets.
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