Kabam. Higher level application framework

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Kabam Build Status

Higher level framework build on top of Kabam's kernel


Interested to see how it works? You can follow this simple steps:

Clone the repository

$ git clone https://github.com/mykabam/kabam.git

Install the dependencies

npm install && bower install

Run the example

npm start


We are working hard to make things works great for you, if you find anything wrong or something that we should fix, let us know, or help us to fix it by sending a pull request.

Kabam Plugins

Here are the plugins we used to build Kabam framework:


For now Kabam object is kabamKernel object with preinstalled plugins. All kabamKernel api is exposed on it. Please, have a good time to read more complete documentations.

Plugins are activated if they find proper field in config object:

var kabam = Kabam({
  // required fields
  'hostUrl': 'http://vvv.msk0.ru/',
  'mongoUrl': 'mongodb://localhost/kabam_dev',
  'secret': 'Long_and_hard_secret',

  // optional fields
  'redis': 'redis://kabamKernel:@localhost:6379',
  'passport': {
    //activate autorization for facebook by /auth/facebook
    'FACEBOOK_APP_ID': '--insert-facebook-app-id-here--',
    'FACEBOOK_APP_SECRET': '--insert-facebook-app-secret-here--'
  // activate kabam-plugin-notify-email
  'emailConfig': 'myemail@gmail.com:1234567',
  'spine': { //activate kabam-plugin-spine
    'domains': ['urgentTasks']

Exposed API

Model. Kabam fully exposes model object of kernel application, that includes all mongoose models, being used by this application

User model. Kabam fully exposes kernel user model, so we can create, edit and do other user related tasks programmaticly. Actual documentation on User's model is published here http://cd.monimus.com:8080/#/api/User. The user model itself is an Active Record class, build on top of mongooseJS schema. The user model instance - User, is described here - http://cd.monimus.com:8080/#/api/User


      'username': 'vodolaz095'
    }, function(err, userFound) {
      userFound.notify('email', 'Hello!');
      usesFound.setPassword('someNewPassword', function(err) {
        userFound.notify('email', 'Your new password is "someNewPassword"');

    .signUp('vodolaz095', 'vodolaz096@example.org', 'SomeLooongAndHardPassw0rd',
      function(err, userCreated) {
        userFound.notify('email', 'Hello! Verify your email please, see our previous message!');

redis. Kabam can spawn ready to work redis clients by command kabam.createRedisClient

  var client = kabam.createRedisClient();
  client.set('someValue', '1', function(err) {
    if (err) throw err;
    console.log('value is set!');

Event emmiter - kabam inherites the event emmiting capabilities from kernel, and kernel inherits it from nodejs event emmiter For now kabam emits events on various of situation. They are mainly documented here http://ci.monimus.com/docs/#/api/kabamKernel.on For example,

  kabam.on('http', function(log) { //basic http logger
    if (log.username) {
      console.log('User "' + log.username +
        '" made ' + log.method + ' request to page ' + log.uri +
        ' from IP of '.log.ip);
    } else {
      console.log('User "Anonimus" made ' + log.method +
        ' request to page ' + log.uri + ' from IP of '.log.ip);

  //event handler for user being registered
  kabamKernel.on('users:signUp', function(user) {
    if (user.email === 'freddyKrugger@example.org') {
      user.ban(function(err) {
        if (err) throw err;
    } else {
      console.log('Welcome, ' + user.username + '!');


Routes, related to user authorization and authentication. POST requests can be simple html form submits or can be application/json types. If post request have type application/json, kabam responds with application/json page. If request is from form submit, browser is redirected with 302 code. There is a CSRF protection present - client have to include the value of cookie of CSRF-TOKEN in each POST/PUT/DELETE requests as a field of _csrf. When submiting the form this value is usually printed in form and in views like this:

    <input type="hidden" name="_csrf" value="[[_csrf]"/>

For non authorized user there is this routes present :

  • GET /auth/google - try to autorize user via Google Account by oAuth. If user with this email is not present in database, we create his/her account with verified gmail address, but without username and password. When user starts work with site, he\she prompted to enter them.
  • GET /auth/twitter - try to autorize user via Twitter Account by oAuth
  • GET /auth/github - try to autorize user via Github Account by oAuth
  • GET /auth/facebook - try to autorize user via Facebook Account by oAuth
  • GET /auth/confirm/veryLongHashKey - usually this links are recieved by email after registration.
  • GET /login - Page to singin\signup.
  • POST /auth/login - authorize by login and password with two mandatory parameters - username and password.
  • POST /auth/signup - create new user account with 3 mandatory parameters - username,email and password.
  • POST /auth/isBusy - route to be executed by ajax to determine, if username or email is in use. Two mandatory parameters - username and email. Response is a JSON object with information about it, like this - { 'username':'OK', 'email': 'OK' }
  • POST /auth/completeProfile - complete user profile (set username and password) when user tryes to register via Google account. Two mandatory parameters - username and password.
  • GET /auth/restoreAccount - page where one can request email with link to page to reset his password.
  • POST /auth/restoreAccount - send email with link to restore access to account. Mandatory paramerer - email.
  • POST /auth/resetPassword - reset password for current user. Mandatory parameters are apiKey and password.

We are working on the live documentation here - http://docs.mykabam.apiary.io/

Deployment on heroku

We need to add custom buildpack for cairo lib - used in captcha

  $ heroku config:set BUILDPACK_URL='git://github.com/mojodna/heroku-buildpack-nodejs.git#cairo'

We need to install one of Redis and one MongoDB providers available at https://addons.heroku.com

We need to manually set the hostUrl

  $ heroku config:set hostUrl='http://mykabam.herokuapp.com/'

We need to set the email credentials for application

  $ heroku config:set emailConfig='mywebclass@webizly.com:someVeryLongAndHardPasswordToIrritateSpammersALittleMore111111'

You can try this application in action - http://mykabam.herokuapp.com/. For now

  • You can sign up by username, email and password
  • Sign in by username and login
  • Edit profile http://mykabam.herokuapp.com/auth/myProfile
  • See how geotagging works here http://mykabam.herokuapp.com/. For me it shows that i am in town of Moscow, but i am in city of Klin now... 50km from Moscow
  • Set first name, last name, skype and attach github/twitter accounts (facebook do not works for now)

Contribution Guidelines



Licensed under the MIT License.

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