What is a compatibility zone?¶
Every Corda node is part of a “zone” (also sometimes called a Corda network) that is permissioned. Production deployments require a secure certificate authority. We use the term “zone” to refer to a set of technically compatible nodes reachable over a TCP/IP network like the internet. The word “network” is used in Corda but can be ambiguous with the concept of a “business network”, which is usually more like a membership list or subset of nodes in a zone that have agreed to trade with each other.
How do I become part of a compatibility zone?¶
Bootstrapping a compatibility zone¶
Joining an existing compatibility zone¶
After the testing and pre-production phases, users are encouraged to join an existing compatibility zone such as Corda Network (the main compatibility zone) or the Corda Testnet. See Joining an existing compatibility zone.