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The official library for bootstrapping and executing for Node.js connectors.


elasticio-sailor-nodejs is a required dependency for all components build for platform in Node.js. Add the dependency in the package.json file in the following way:

        "q": "^1.4.1",
        "elasticio-sailor-nodejs": "^2.2.1",
        "elasticio-node": "^0.0.8"

Building components in Node.js

If you plan to build a component for platform in Node.js then you can visit our dedicated documentation page which describes how to build a component in node.js.

Before you start

Before you can deploy any code into our system you must be a registered platform user. Please see our home page at to learn how.

Any attempt to deploy a code into our platform without a registration would fail.

After the registration and opening of the account you must upload your SSH Key into our platform.

If you fail to upload you SSH Key you will get permission denied error during the deployment.

Getting Started

After registration and uploading of your SSH Key you can proceed to deploy it into our system. At this stage we suggest you to:

  • Create a team to work on your new component. This is not required but will be automatically created using random naming by our system so we suggest you name your team accordingly.
  • Create a repository inside the team to deploy your new component code.

Examples of Node.js components

Here is a list of components build on Node.js:

Sailor hooks

Init hook

* cfg - This is the same config as the one passed to "processMessage" method of the trigger or action
exports.init = function(cfg) {
    //do stuff
    return Promise.resolve();

Startup hook

* cfg - This is the same config as the one passed to "processMessage" method of the trigger or action
exports.startup = function(cfg) {
    //do stuff
    const data = {
        message: 'Hello from STARTUP_HOOK'
    return Promise.resolve(data);
  • Only on the first trigger

  • Called without this

  • May return promise

  • May return value

  • May throw - not recommended

  • May return a promise that will fail

  • Startup logs can be found in the tab of the component on execution page

  • TBD - Separate them under different tab in UI

  • TBD - Where to see restart errors?overwritten

Startup state data - either return value or the result of the promise

  • OK
    • Results will be stored as the startup state, previous will be overwritten with warning
    • After that init hook will be run, etc
  • NOK
    • Sailor will exit the process
    • Platform will restart the component immediately
    • If init wont' happen it will be removed after 5 minutes (see restart policy)
    • In the next scheduling interval initialisation will repeat

Shutdown hook

* cfg - This is the same config as the one passed to "processMessage" method of the trigger or action
* startData - result from the startup
exports.shutdown = function(cfg, startData) {
    //corresponding to the startup example above, startData is { message: 'Hello from STARTUP_HOOK' }
    //do stuff
    return Promise.resolve();
  • Only on the first trigger
  • One stop is pressed
    • If task is running then containers are shutdown
    • If task is sleeping then do nothing
  • Start new trigger container
  • Trigger starts without this context - it's not possible to log errors or send new data
  • Should either return value (ignored) or promise (resolved).
  • Startup data is removed after shutdown hook
  • Call the shutdown hook, parameters that are passed is from the startup results or {} if nothing was returned
  • Errors are ignored
  • If shutdown hook won't complete within 60 seconds then container will be killed
  • As soon as user pressed stop, task is marked as inactive and 'webhooks gateway' will start responding with the error (Task either does not exist or is inactive) to possible data

TBD - log for shutdown hooks?




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