Dead simple GUI for editing MongoDB documents
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|Dependencies||h4e, express, mongodb, async|
Dead simple Graphical User Interface for MongoDB. This is NOT a complete admin UI, just a way to edit documents manually with a user-friendly interface, as well as create and delete documents and collections It's a perfect fit for people working with an ODM (for example Mongoose) which is in charge of the administration.
We use it in production at tldr.io
What does it do?
It allows you to create, edit and delete documents, as well as create and delete collections. Here are the URLs used in the GUI, to which you can link within your application to directly perform the corresponding operations:
/shows the list of all collections
/:collectionshows the contents of
collection(in reverse chronological order, earliest on top)
/:collection/newcreates a new collection with name
/:collection/newDocumentcreates a new document in collection
:collection. All indexed/unique fields are pre-populated with a random string so that it can be saved right away
/:collection/:id/editshows a web-based editor (Ace) so that you can change the contents of the
collection's document with id
:collection. Beware, it won't ask for confirmation if the URL is called directly. It will only ask if you click the "Delete collection" button when on page
/:collection/:id/delete: delete document with _id
:collection. As for the above route, the GUI will ask for confirmation if you click the "Delete" button in the "edit a document" view but not if you call the URL directly.
Install, configure and run
Prerequisite: Node.js should be installed
Preferred method: clone the repo and use an external config file
1) Install with a simple
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:tldrio/mongo-edit.git and then
npm install in the created directory.
2) Create a config file in the
config directory (there is a
sampleConfig.js that explains the parameters and shows an example).
3) Run with
node server.js config/yourConfigFile.js
4) Whenever you want to update Mongo Edit, a simple
git pull will do the trick. The config directory is gitignored (except the example file) so your config will be preserved
Alternatively, you can use npm
1) Install Mongo Edit in one command:
npm install mongo-edit
2) Modify one of the default configurations in the file
lib/config.js (which also explains all parameters)
3) Run with
NODE_ENV=yourEnv node server.js to run with default config
yourEnv or simply
node server.js to run with the default environment (called 'development')
You can't update easily with this method though, you would need to
npm install Mongo Edit somewhere else and copy paste your modified
lib/config.js to restore your config
Everything is explain in
lib/config.js, here is a summary:
db.name: what database to connect to. It is assumed that you run in a trusted environment and don't need password to access the database (this should be the case for all developpement machines and most production machines with a restrictive firewall).
db.password: these are optional. If they are set, Mongo Edit will authentify itself as the given user and throw an error if the credentials are invalid.
svPort: the port on which the webserver will run.
trustProxy: needs to be set to
trueif Mongo Edit is run behind a reverse proxy such as Nginx. If you run Mongo Edit in production and it is accessible from the outside, this should be the case. Obviously, it should be protected by a BasicAuth over SSL.
pagination: the parameters for the pagination when showing the contents of a collection. The defaults should be fine.
Running Mongo Edit in production
If you run Mongo Edit in production, be aware that it doesn't provide you with any security and will accept connections from anyone. Make sure to run it behind your reverse proxy, and protected with a Basic Auth over SSL.
Feature requests and bugfixes
We want Mongo Edit to remain super simple, there are already plenty complete admin UIs out there. Still, if you think something is missing don't hesitate to drop us an issue or a PR. And of course please do so if you find a bug :)
project: mongo-edit commits: 135 active : 23 days files : 121 authors: 129 Louis Chatriot 95.6% 4 Raymond Feng 3.0% 1 HeroicYang 0.7% 1 Stanislas Marion 0.7%
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