iExec Protocol

Protect the result

In previous tutorials, we saw how to build Confidential Computing applications that run securely inside enclaves and combine them with confidential assets to get the most out of confidential computing advantages. In this chapter, we will push things further to protect the workflow in an end to end mode. That means the next step would be encrypting results.
Before going any further, make sure you managed to Build with a TEE framework.
You don't need to change your application's code or redeploy it to add this feature.
Assuming your application is deployed (if not please check how to do it with Scone or with Gramine), before triggering an execution you need to generate an RSA key-pair, then push the public key to the Secret Management Service. The latter, in turn, will provide it, at runtime, to the enclave running your Confidential Computing application.
To generate the key-pair, go to ~/iexec-projects and use the following SDK command:
Depending on the TEE framework you are using, make sure your chain.json content is correct:
iexec result generate-encryption-keypair
This generates two files in .secrets/beneficiary/. Make sure to back up the private key in the file <0x-your-wallet-address>_key.
├── beneficiary
│ ├── <0x-you-wallet-address>_key
│ └── <0x-you-wallet-address>
Now, push the public key to the SMS:
iexec result push-encryption-key --tee-framework scone
iexec result push-encryption-key --tee-framework gramine
And check it using:
iexec result check-encryption-key --tee-framework scone
iexec result check-encryption-key --tee-framework gramine
Now to see that in action, you'd need to trigger a task and specify yourself as the beneficiary in the command:
iexec app run <0x-your-app-address> \
--workerpool debug-v8-bellecour.main.pools.iexec.eth \
--tag tee,scone \
--encrypt-result \
iexec app run <0x-your-app-address> \
--workerpool debug-v8-bellecour.main.pools.iexec.eth \
--tag tee,gramine \
--encrypt-result \
Wait for the task to be COMPLETED and download the result:
iexec task show <0x-your-task-id> --download
If you extract the obtained zip and try to read the content of the file iexec_out/ you will find it encrypted:
mkdir /tmp/trash && \
unzip <0x-your-task-id>.zip -d /tmp/trash && \
cat /tmp/trash/iexec_out/
Now you should decrypt the result by running:
iexec result decrypt <>
A new zip file appears in the current folder under the name Eventually, unzip it:
unzip -d my-decrypted-result
And you can see the content of your result file:
$ cat my-decrypted-result/result.txt
Hello, world!
Voilà! By finishing this part, you should be able to use confidential computing on iExec like a Ninja. All parts of the workflow are protected: the execution, the dataset, and the result.
You can go to the advanced section and learn more about managing orders on the iExec to effectively monetize your applications and datasets.