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Create a consortium

Last Updated: Dec 24, 2021

This guide describes how to create a consortium as well as the roles and permissions in the consortium. A consortium is a virtual organization composed of multiple organizations. An organization can perform the following operations:

  • Share the consortium blockchain.

  • Create blockchain applications and share them with other organizations within the consortium.

Create a consortium

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud BaaS console.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Ant Blockchain > Contract Blockchain to go to the consortium list page. Click Create Consortium.511

  3. In the Create Consortium dialog box, set the consortium information as follows:

    • Consortium Name: The name of the consortium.

    • Consortium Description: The description of the consortium.

  4. Click Submit to create the consortium.

The created consortium will be displayed on the My Consortia page.

After you create a consortium, you can invite organizations to join the consortium and add consortium blockchains. For more information, see Manage consortium members and Manage consortium blockchains.

Consortium roles and permissions

A consortium contains two roles:

  • Consortium administrator: The creator of the consortium.

  • Consortium members: Tenant accounts that have joined the consortium.

The function permissions corresponding to each consortium role are as follows (Y means supported. N means not supported.):

Function/role

Consortium administrator

Consortium members

Blockchains within the consortium

- Create a blockchain

Y

N

- Upload a certificate

Y

Y

- Download a certificate

Y

Y

- Download the SDK

Y

Y

- Reset a certificate

Y

Y

- View blockchain details

Y

Y

- Manage contract blockchain accounts

Y

Y

- View contract blockchain configurations

Y

Y

- View contract blockchain nodes

Y

Y

Contracts

- Create, edit, or save a contract

Y

Y

- Use Cloud IDE

Y

Y

Consortium management

- Invite an organization

Y

Y

- Approve the applications made to join a consortium

Y

N

- Freeze an organization

Y

N