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ngx-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.

note for npm users, project has moved to ngx-form



  1. Fix profile page user image upload
  2. Fix some small bugs in backend file deletion
  3. Fix password recovery form


This project was generated with angular-cli version 1.1.0.

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) using Passport.
  2. User password reset via email (nodemailer & SendGrid) using HTML templates (welcome email included upon user registration).
  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.
  14. Cron job to delete images from uploads/tmp folder when image age is greater than 1 hour. Cron runs every 1 hour, you need to run it node cron.js.

Packages Used

Angular-cli v1.1.0
Angular v4.1.3
Node v6.9.1
MongoDB v3.2.10
Mongoose v4.10.5
Express v4.15.3
angular2-jwt v0.1.27 (only for checking the expiration date of the jwt token and the user role (admin or user))
jsonwebtoken v7.4.1
Multer v1.3.0
ng2-toastr v4.1.0
gm v1.23.0
Passport v0.3.2
Passport-jwt v2.2.1
Bcrypt v1.0.2
Node-schedule v1.2.3
Find-remove v1.0.1
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. If you want to execute the cron job in order to clean up /uploads/tmp folder every 1 hour for files that their age is greater than 1 hour, run node cron.js.

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




Server Response in console logs

Server response after submitting form

User Forms


Edit Form


Admin 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


npm i ng2-forms-demo

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