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Front-end intergration

This page lays out two options for connecting a front-end to an AEA. The following diagram illustrates these two options.

How to connect front-end to your AEA

Case 1

The first option is to create a HTTP Server connection that handles incoming requests from a REST API. In this scenario, the REST API communicates with the AEA and requests are handled by the HTTP Server connection package. The REST API should send CRUD requests to the HTTP Server connection (fetchai/http_server:0.21.0) which translates these into Envelopes to be consumed by the correct skill.

Case 2

The second option is to create a front-end comprising a stand-alone Multiplexer with a P2P connection (fetchai/p2p_libp2p:0.24.0). In this scenario the Agent Communication Network can be used to send Envelopes from the AEA to the front-end.