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🐳 Publisher events handler agent dealing with Keeper Contract events.

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Provider's events handler agent dealing with Keeper Contract events


Monitors ServiceExecutionAgreement events and act as a provider agent to grant access and release reward for the publisher/provider. This is a critical part in the process of consuming data sets in the Ocean Protocol network. Every provider in the network must run some sort of an events-handler to be able to fulfill the access condition of an Access service in an SEA .

This release only supports the Access service type that is defined in an Ocean DDO. More service types will be supported in the events-handler when they're added to the Ocean services.


Python 3.6

Running Locally

First, clone this repository:

git clone
cd events-handler/

Start a keeper node and other services of the ocean network:

git clone
cd barge
bash --no-events-handler --no-commons --local-spree-node

Barge is the repository where all the Ocean Docker Compose files are located. We are running the script the easy way to have Ocean projects up and running. We run without an events-handler instance because we will run it directly.

To learn more about Barge, visit the Barge repository.

Note that it runs an Aquarius instance and an Elasticsearch instance but Aquarius can also work with BigchainDB or MongoDB.

Export environment variables PROVIDER_ADDRESS, PROVIDER_PASSWORD and PROVIDER_KEYFILE (or PROVIDER_ENCRYPTED_KEY). Use the values from the tox.ini file, or use your own. Instead of using keyfile and password, you can use the private key directly by setting the env var PROVIDER_KEY.

The most simple way to start is:

pip install -r requirements_dev.txt
export CONFIG_FILE=config.ini

Once the events-handler is running, you can use the Ocean API (Squid library available in python, node, and java implementation) to publish an asset and start a consume request. For more details on using the
Ocean ecosystem please refer to Ocean API

To run the events-handler as a provider, you can either run it from source as described above or use a docker image docker pull oceanprotocol/events-handler:latest. To run the docker image please refer to the docker-compose file in barge events_handler.yml

Code style

The information about code style in python is documented in this two links python-developer-guide and python-style-guide.


Automatic tests are setup via Travis, executing tox. Our test use pytest framework.


Copyright 2018 Ocean Protocol Foundation Ltd.

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