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authorChristian Grothoff <>2020-01-14 11:05:18 +0100
committerChristian Grothoff <>2020-01-14 11:05:18 +0100
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remove wire plugin documentation, as it is obsolete now
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+++ b/taler-auditor-manual.rst
@@ -1,3 +1,22 @@
+ This file is part of GNU TALER.
+ Copyright (C) 2019-2020 Taler Systems SA
+ TALER is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
+ terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
+ Foundation; either version 2.1, or (at your option) any later version.
+ TALER is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
+ WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR
+ A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
+ You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with
+ TALER; see the file COPYING. If not, see <>
+ @author Christian Grothoff
GNU Taler Auditor Operator Manual
@@ -95,15 +114,6 @@ third parties to verify one's own work.
The Taler software stack for an auditor consists of the following
-- Wire plugin
- A wire plugin enables the auditor to talk to the bank. Its role
- is to allow the auditor to retrieve incoming and outgoing wire
- transfers made by the exchange. Wire plugins are
- *plugins* as there can be many different implementations to deal with
- different banking standards. Wire plugins are automatically located
- and used by the auditor, but must be configured with the appropriate
- credentials.
The auditor requires a DBMS to stores a local copy of the transaction history for
@@ -127,9 +137,9 @@ components:
of the specification by the exchange. However, for now it is assumed that
the respective cryptographic proofs are reported and verified manually ---
as with a well-behaved exchange this should obviously be a rare event.
The main binary of this component is the ``taler-auditor-httpd``.
- The wire-auditor
The wire auditor verifies that the bank transactions performed by the exchange
were done properly. This component must have access to the bank account
@@ -185,7 +195,7 @@ exchange compilation.
- texlive-latex-extra
- python3-jinja2
- libgnunetutil (from Git)
- GNU Taler exchange (from Git)
@@ -319,7 +329,7 @@ The ``taler-auditor-dbinit`` tool is used to initialize the auditor's
tables. After running this tool, the rights to CREATE or DROP tables
are no longer required and should be removed.
.. _Deployment:
@@ -381,7 +391,7 @@ be fatal. Given the blob, the auditor would sign it using:
Those arguments are all mandatory.
- ``EXCHANGE_MASTER_PUB`` the base32 Crockford-encoded exchange’s
- master public key.
+ master public key.
- ``BLOB`` the blob generated by the ``taler-exchange-keyup`` tool.
@@ -584,5 +594,3 @@ already seen.
More extensive auditor testing where additional transactions
have been made against the database when the audit is being resumed
should be done in the future.