Sharing Asset Example

"""Create an asset for Archivist with token.

   Create an access_policy that shares an asset when certain criteria are met.

   Access the asset from another Archivist connection using a second token with different
   access rights.

from json import dumps as json_dumps
from os import getenv
from warnings import filterwarnings

from archivist.archivist import Archivist
from archivist.constants import ASSET_BEHAVIOURS, SUBJECTS_SELF_ID
from archivist.logger import set_logger
from archivist.proof_mechanism import ProofMechanism
from archivist.utils import get_auth

filterwarnings("ignore", message="Unverified HTTPS request")

def create_example_asset(arch, label):
    """Create an asset using Archivist Connection.

        arch: archivist connection.
        label: convenience label to easily distinguish the 2 organizations.

        Asset: a new asset created.

    attrs = {
        "arc_display_name": f"{label}_display_name",  # Asset's display name
        "arc_description": f"{label}_display_description",  # Asset's description
        "arc_display_type": f"{label}_display_type",  # Arc_display_type is a free text field
        "ext_vendor_name": label,

    # Select the mechanism used to prove evidence for the asset.  If the selected proof
    # mechanism is not enabled for your tenant then an error will occur.
    # If unspecified then SIMPLE_HASH is used.
    props = {

    # The first argument is the properties of the asset
    # The second argument is the attributes of the asset
    # The third argument is wait for confirmation:
    #   If @confirm@ is True then this function will not
    #   return until the asset is confirmed on the blockchain and ready
    #   to accept events (or an error occurs)
    return arch.assets.create(props=props, attrs=attrs, confirm=True)

def create_archivist(label):
    """Create connection to archivist"""
    # Get authorization token. The token grants certain rights and access permissions.
    # The token can represent the root principal or user in an organization. Different tokens
    # could indicate different users in the same organization or membership of different
    # organiastions.
    auth = get_auth(
    # Initialize connection to Archivist. max_time is the time to wait for confirmation
    # of an asset or event creation - the default is 1200 seconds but one can optionally
    # specify a different value here particularly when creating assets on SIMPLE_HASH
    # as confirmation times are much shorter in this case.
    return Archivist(

def import_subject(acme, weyland):
    """Add subjects record for weyland in acme's environment"""
    subject = acme.subjects.import_subject(

    # must wait for confirmation

    return subject

def create_example_access_policy(arch, label, subject):
    """Create access policy"""
    # consists of a filter selection entry and a selection criteria to restrict/redact
    # values of the asset attributes available to the sharee.

    # values pertaining to the access polcy itself.
    props = {
        "display_name": f"{label} access policy",
        "description": f"{label} Policy description",

    # Filtering - access will be allowed to any asset that contains both these
    # attributes that equal these values. This happens to match the asset created
    # previously.
    filters = [
            "or": [
            "or": [

    # one must be the subject to gain access and only those fields
    # specified in include_attributes will be emitted.
    access_permissions = [
            "subjects": [
            "behaviours": ASSET_BEHAVIOURS,
            "include_attributes": [

    return arch.access_policies.create(

def main():
    """Main function of share-asset."""
    # optional call to set the logger level for all subsystems. The argument can
    # be either "INFO" or "DEBUG". For more sophisticated logging control see the
    # documentation.

    # For demonstration purposes we are going to assume that 2 organizations are
    # going to share an asset. The 2 organizations are ACME Corp and Weyland-Yutani
    # Corporation.
    acme = create_archivist("acme")
    weyland = create_archivist("weyland")

    # set a subject for weyland in acme's environment. The identity will be used as a
    # filter in the access permissions of the access_policy.
    weyland_subject_on_acme = import_subject(acme, weyland)
    print("weyland_subject on acme", json_dumps(weyland_subject_on_acme, indent=4))

    # acme creates an asset
    acme_asset = create_example_asset(acme, "acme")
    print("asset created in acme", json_dumps(acme_asset, indent=4))

    # now we want acme to share this asset to weyland via an access policy.
    access_policy = create_example_access_policy(acme, "acme", weyland_subject_on_acme)
    print("access policy created in acme", json_dumps(access_policy, indent=4))

    # display the asset as retrieved by weyland
    # NB: the attributes dict is redacted...
    weyland_asset =["identity"])
    print("asset read from weyland", json_dumps(weyland_asset, indent=4))

    # list matching access policies
    access_policies = list(
    print("access policies read from acme", json_dumps(access_policies, indent=4))

    # delete all the access policies
    for access_policy in access_policies:

    # list matching access policies
    access_policies = list(
    print("access policies read from acme", json_dumps(access_policies, indent=4))

    # display the asset as retrieved by the sharee
    # NB the asset is still shared even though there are no access policies
    weyland_asset =["identity"])
    print("asset read from weyland", json_dumps(weyland_asset, indent=4))


if __name__ == "__main__":