Express skeleton for creating apps on top of trello.

npm install trello_baseapp
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Trello base app

Trello base app is an express squeleton to create apps on top of trello.

It provides:

  • trello login (oauth1 authentication dance)
  • trello deauthorization
  • session store in redis
  • API access to trello via Backbone models
  • metrics on all actions


npm install trello_baseapp


Get the express app

To get the basic express app, you have to provide a config object:

var config = {
  "trello": {
    "token": {
    "name": "Your app name",
    "expiration": "never",
    "scope": "read,write"
  "key": "",
  "secret": ""

var app = require('trello_baseapp/lib/app')(config);

Login user

To log a user, redirect it to /login.


To deauthorize the application and logout the user:

DELETE /deauthorize

Using models

If a user if logged-in, you can use some backbone models via the request parameter.

app.get('/me', function(req, res) {
    var boards = req.trello.Boards();
        success: function() {
        error: function() {
            res.send('error', 500);


(c) 2012 Fran├žois de Metz

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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