Updated on April 20, 2020
By default, each participant in a privacy network uses its own Besu and Orion node.
Multi-tenancy allows multiple participants to use the same Besu and Orion node. Each participant is a tenant, and the operator is the owner of the Besu and Orion node.
The operator is responsible for configuring multi-tenancy, and has access to all tenant data.
Ensure the multi-tenant Orion node client API is configured to allow access only by the multi-tenant Besu node. Access to your data is secured through Besu using multi-tenancy mode.
If not configured to allow access only by the multi-tenant Besu node, other Orion clients, including other Besu nodes, might be able to access tenant data.
Multi-tenancy validates that tenants have permission to use the specified HTTP or Websocket JSON-RPC requests, and the tenant has access to the requested privacy data. There is segregation of private data, and each tenant uses a JSON Web Token (JWT) for authentication.