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IAS Proxy

This guide will cover setting up an Intel Attestation Service (IAS) Proxy node for the Oasis Network. This guide assumes some basic knowledge on the use of command line tools.


Before following this guide, make sure you've followed the Prerequisites section and have the Oasis Node binary installed on your system. The IAS Proxy connects to an Oasis Node, so make sure you have a running node first. For more details, see the instructions on how to Run a Non-validator Node.

Obtaining IAS Service Provider ID (SPID) and API Key

Running the Intel Attestation Service (IAS) Proxy requires access to the IAS API. Go to IAS Enhanced Privacy ID (EPID) attestation page and signup for the Production Access. As a service provider, you will register your TLS certificate and obtain your Service Provider ID (SPID) and API key. The SPID and API key will be used by the IAS Proxy to communicate with the IAS.


Basic understanding of SGX Remote attestation is recommended. See Intel's Remote Attestation End-to-End Example for a short practical introduction.

Creating a Working Directory

We will be using the following working directory /node/ias (feel free to name your directory however you wish).

  • The directory permissions should be rwx------.

To create the directory, use the following command:

mkdir -m700 -p /node/ias


To avoid specifying the IAS Service Provider ID (SPID) and API key in the Oasis Node configuration directly, IAS Proxy supports reading the SPID and API key from environment variables. Make sure you have the following environment variables set:


In order to configure the IAS proxy create the /node/ias/config.yml file with the following content:

data_dir: /node/ias
format: JSON
default: info

Starting the IAS Proxy

You can start the IAS Proxy using the following command:

oasis-node ias proxy \
--config /node/ias/config.yml \
--address unix:{{ oasis_node_socket }} \
--ias.production true \
--grpc.port 8650

Before using this configuration you should collect the following information to replace the variables present in the invocation command:

  • {{ oasis_node_socket }}: Path to a running client Oasis Node socket.

IAS Proxy Public Key

The TLS public key required for connecting to the IAS Proxy can be found in the process logs where it is output on startup as following:

{"caller":"proxy.go:111","level":"info","module":"cmd/ias/proxy","msg":"loaded/generated IAS TLS certificate","public_key":"tnTwXvGbbxqlFoirBDj63xWtZHS20Lb3fCURv0YDtYw=","ts":"2023-06-20T09:43:39.592787275Z"}

The relevant item is the public_key which in the above case is tnTwXvGbbxqlFoirBDj63xWtZHS20Lb3fCURv0YDtYw=.

Share IAS Proxy address

ParaTime nodes can now use your IAS Proxy by specifying it in configuration, e.g.:


Note that you can list multiple IAS proxy addresses.