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Angular 2 Form with file upload to file system, image path stored to Mongo. Project is built using the MEA2N/MEAN2 stack. This project could be used as an angular2-seed.



  1. Resize the image client-side in order to reduce bandwidth of the server.
  2. Edit users in admin area

Angular 2 Form

This project was generated with angular-cli version 1.0.0-beta.21.

The goal of this project is to submit a form with one file upload and two text fields. The form is submitted to back end, the file is stored in the uploads/forms/:userID and then the file name (string) is stored in MongoDB among the two text fields. At the end, the form ID is assinged to the signed in user ID (via Ref) for later viewing all the form fields and file in the front end. User profile image is stored at uploads/profiles/:userID.


  1. MongoDB installed and running (
  2. Node.js and NPM installed (
  3. ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick installed, more info in gm page on how to install depending your Operating System. If installing ImageMagick on Windows, please check "Install Legacy Utitities (e.g. convert") during installation otherwise node will report errors.


  1. User login/signup using JSON Web Token (jwt)
  2. User password reset via email (nodemailer & SendGrid)
  3. Toastr Notifications (& Error Handling)
  4. Multipart form submission with image preview before upload (some of the upload logic is taken from primeng ui).
  5. Storing images to file system
  6. Storing image path to MongoDB among text fields
  7. Triple check if image is actually a file by checking it's mime type in both back end and in front end (gm in back end checks if file is an image too by reading first bytes of the file, need to fix this to not allow form to be submitted at all)
  8. Double check for the image size in both back end and front end, file limit now is 5.000.000 bytes (5MB)
  9. Image resize server side using GraphicsMagick
  10. Form deletion among the file from filesystem, user forms array is updated too.
  11. Edit form, user can edit the text inputs and the image or update only the image or update only the text fields.
  12. Admin area, admin can edit or delete all forms in database
  13. User Profile area, user can upload a profile picture, change his password, view profile info like email, user id, role and joined date

Packages Used

Angular-cli v1.0.0-beta.24
Angular v2.4.1
Node v6.9.1
MongoDB v3.2.10
Mongoose v4.7.1
Express v4.14.0
angular2-jwt v0.1.27 (only for checking the expiration date of the jwt token and the user role (admin or user))
jsonwebtoken v7.1.9
Multer v1.2.1
ng2-toastr v1.3.2
ng2-progress-bar 0.0.8
gm v1.23.0
BootStrap 3 (css is included in assets folder)
Font Awesome (css is included in assets folder)
Glyphicons (found in fonts folder under assets)

Installing Dependecies

  1. Clone this repo from Git
  2. Run npm install in your command line.
  3. Edit config.js in /server/config folder.
  4. Run node seed.js to insert the admin user into database and create uploads folder. Admin email is and password is testpass. Make sure mongod is running.
  5. After login navigate to localhost:3000/#/admin to access admin panel.

Building the Angular2 app

Run ng build

A new dist folder will be created with all files needed to run the Angular 2 app in front end.

If you want to make changes on the Angular2 app and auto-refresh the dist folder then run the following command in your terminal: ng build --watch

Running the server

Run npm start
If you want to make changes on the Server and auto refresh the back end code then run: nodemon npm start. If you don't have nodemon installed, run npm install nodemon -g.

Viewing the App

Open your favourite web browser and point to http://localhost:3000


Help with angular-cli

To get more help on the angular-cli use ng --help or go check out the Angular-CLI README.

Preview of the app

Login Form

Login Form ### Password Reset Form forgot_password ### Form Form ### Server Response in console logs Server response after submitting form ### User Forms form_table ### Edit Form edit_form ### Admin Page admin_page ### Profile Page profile_page ### Users document in MongoDB with forms array ref Users document in MongoDB ### Forms Document in MongoDB with ref to the user._id (owner field) User submitted forms page