Fed-BioMed deployment scenarios
Fed-BioMed can be deployed in different ways:
- single-machine (nodes, network and researcher run on the same machine) or multiple-machine
- with or without containers (each component runs in its
dockercontainer) and VPN (all communications between components are tunneled in a WireGuard VPN with mutual authentication of the VPN endpoints)
Choose a scenario depending on the context and requirements:
Single-machine without VPN/containers is the basic simple installation scenario described in the introduction tutorials. Use cases include: newcomer testing Fed-BioMed software ; FL researcher designing and testing FL methods with (non sensitive) data on the laptop ; software developer contributing to Fed-BioMed.
Single-machine with VPN/containers deployment is briefly described here. The use case is the simplified testing of the VPN/containers facility (eg for testing purpose or integration tests).
Multiple-machine without VPN/containers deployment is briefly described here. This should only be used when components are connected through a highly secure network.
Multiple-machine with VPN/containers deployment is documented here. Most real-life deployments use this scenario to protect node data and communications between components. Typical deployment includes a secure federation server and one node for each data provider site.