How to configure Reva IOP to provide Science Mesh services

To get an understanding on how to create, use and manage your two Reva configurations, please refer to the official Reva documentation.

NOTE: The following configuration sections are meant to be put into the main Reva configuration file (revad.toml), unless explicitly stated otherwise.

IMPORTANT: values marked with $...$ are meant to be changed to something more meaningful

If you are joining the ScienceMesh with an ownCloud “OCIS” system, then follow the instructions below. If you are joining with an ownCloud 10 or Nextcloud system then you can also use the sciencemesh1.toml, sciencemesh2.toml, and sciencemesh3.toml for your three required revad processes. Make sure to replace all, your.revad.ssl, and strings in each of them with your actual revad and efss host names!

  • replace all occurrences of with your revad internet-facing hostname
  • replace all occurrences of with your Nextcloud/ownCloud internet-facing hostname
  • replace all occurrences of your EFSS name with a human-readable name for Nextcloud/ownCloud instance
  • replace ‘/etc/revad/tls/your.revad.ssl.crt’ and ‘/etc/revad/tls/your.revad.ssl.key’ strings to point to a valid TLS certificate (or remove these lines if you use an http offloading proxy in front of your revad http port)
  • if necessary, change all occurrences of /index.php/apps/sciencemesh/ to the correct path if it’s different (e.g. remove the “index.php/")
  • IMPORTANT FOR SECURITY: change the ‘shared-secret-1’ and ‘machine-api-key’ strings to random ones!
  • you can test your config by putting the three files into a folder and from there run something like ../reva/cmd/revad/revad --dev-dir . - a Helm chart for running the three revad processes will hopefully be available soon!
  • replace all occurrences of “shared-secret-1” with the shared secret that you configured in the ‘ScienceMesh’ app’s admin settings on your EFSS (see )

Basic ScienceMesh services

How a Reva IOP site should be configured to provide a minimal set of services required for joining the Science Mesh.

Mesh Directory

ADDON: How to configure your IOP site to host a Mesh Directory service.

Collaborative applications

ADDON: How to configure your IOP site to share access to some CS3MESH-compatible collaborative applications

OwnCloud & Nextcloud integration

ADDON: How to integrate your IOP deployment with the Nextcloud or OwnCloud EFSS solutions.

Example of toml file to set up REVA

Here you can find an example of toml file needed to set up all necessary services for your reva instance. It consists of the services described in the others Configuration sections. This toml file is used for REVA deployment and referenced there as standalone.toml.