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Alinex REST Server

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Current State: Basic REST server working - code structure not final.

The REST Server is part of the IT Operator application and serves as the data source for the front-end applications.


For production use the best way is to install through IT Operator.


The Operator contains both, the Control and REST server, so you may start one or the other and maybe also both on one server.


For easy and fast handling use yarn:

# Install yarn package manager
$ sudo npm install -g yarn
# Clone from github
$ git clone
# Install the modules
$ yarn
# Mongo DB
$ sudo apt install mongodb

Now you may run the development version with hot reloading or in the production version:

# Use rest development server
$ yarn test   # run the test suite
$ yarn dev    # run with hot reload
# create and start production server
$ yarn build
$ yarn start


The server may be configured using the environment setting. First step is to use NODE_ENV=production (which is done on yarn start) changes the whole setting:

  • protocol will be HTTPS
  • logging will be set to Apache combined format

But you may also set the following entries separately through environment settings:

  • PROTOCOL - should be http or https
  • HOST - hostname on which to listen to, use '' for all IPs
  • PORT - port to listen on (defaults to 1974)

Module Use

This server may also be used as module in another project. Therefore you should import and initialize it using:

import restInit from 'alinex-rest/dist/init'
import RestServer from 'alinex-rest/dist/server'
RestServer.init({ ... }) // configure server 


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