node package manager

node-pushserver

Push Server

Push Server is a cross-plateform push server based on node-apn and node-gcm. Push Server currently supports iOS (APN) and android (GCM) platforms. It uses mongoDB to store the push tokens. Note that this server is not meant to be used as a front facing server as there's no particular security implemented.

NPM

Getting started

1 - Database

node-pushserver uses mongodb to store the user / token associations. So you need to have a Mongo database setup beforehand

See MongoDB (MongoDB Download page).

2 - Install node-pushserver

  • From npm directly:
$ npm install node-pushserver -g
  • From git:
$ git clone git://github.com/Smile-SA/node-pushserver.git
cd node-pushserver
$ npm install -g

3 - Configuration

If you checked out this project from github, you can find a configuration file example named 'example.config.json'.

{
    "webPort": 8000,
 
    "mongodbUrl": "mongodb://username:password@localhost/database",
 
    "gcm": {
        "apiKey": "YOUR_API_KEY_HERE"
    },
 
    "apn": {
        "connection": {
            "gateway": "gateway.sandbox.push.apple.com",
            "cert": "/path/to/cert.pem",
            "key": "/path/to/key.pem"
        },
        "feedback": {
            "address": "feedback.sandbox.push.apple.com",
            "cert": "/path/to/cert.pem",
            "key": "/path/to/key.pem",
            "interval": 43200,
            "batchFeedback": true
        }
    }
}
 

Dynamic configuration

You can use the "process.env.MY_ENV_VAR" syntax in the config.json file. It will automatically be replaced by the value of the corresponding environment variable.

4 - Start server

$ pushserver -c /path/to/config.json

Override configuration

You can override your configuration with the "-o" or "--override" option by providing a key=value option. The key can be of the form key.subKey. If the value begins with process.env, it is evaluated. For example, if your mongodbUrl comes from an environment variable:

$ pushserver -c /path/to/config.json -o mongodbUrl=process.env.MY_ENV_VAR

If you want to set you GCM API key via the command line:

$ pushserver -c /path/to/config.json -o gcm.apiKey=YOUR_API_KEY

5 - Enjoy!

Usage

Web Interface

You can easily send push messages using the web interface available at http://domain:port/.

Web API

Send a push

http://domain:port/send (POST)
  • The content-type must be 'application/json'.
  • Format :
{
  "users": ["user1"],
  "android": {
    "collapseKey": "optional",
    "data": {
      "message": "Your message here"
    }
  },
  "ios": {
    "badge": 0,
    "alert": "Your message here",
    "sound": "soundName"
  }
}
  • "users" is optionnal, but must be an array if set. If not defined, the push message will be sent to every user (filtered by target).
  • You can send push messages to Android or iOS devices, or both, by using the "android" and "ios" fields with appropriate options. See GCM and APN documentation to find the available options.

Send push notifications

http://domain:port/sendBatch (POST)
  • The content-type must be 'application/json'.
  • Format :
{
  "notifications": [{
      "users": ["user1", "user2"],
      "android": {
        "collapseKey": "optional",
        "data": {
          "message": "Your message here"
        }
      },
      "ios": {
        "badge": 0,
        "alert": "Foo bar",
        "sound": "soundName"
      }
    },{
      "users": ["user4"],
      "android": {
        "collapseKey": "optional",
        "data": {
          "message": "Your other message here"
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}

Subscribe

http://domain:port/subscribe (POST)
  • The content-type must be 'application/json'.
  • Format:
{
  "user":"user1",
  "type":"android",
  "token":"CAFEBABE"
}
  • All field are required
  • "type" can be either "android" or "ios"
  • A user can be linked to several devices and a device can be linked to serveral users.

Unsubscribe

http://domain:port/unsubscribe (POST)
  • The content-type must be 'application/json'.
  • Format:
{
  "token":"CAFEBABE"
}

or

{
  "user":"user1"
}
  • You can unsubscribe either a particular device, or all the devices for one user

List Users

http://domain:port/users (GET)
  • Response format:
{
    "users": [
        "vilem"
    ]
}

List user's associations

http://domain:port/users/{user}/associations (GET)
  • Response format
{
    "associations": [
        {
            "user": "vilem",
            "type": "ios",
            "token": "06546b81450fc50fb3e26e513081f54642d7af3dedb57d9a4c557cc36a81dd252"
        }
    ]
}

Dependencies

Tags

node-pushserver tags.

History/Changelog

Take a look at the history.

License

MIT :

Copyright (C) 2012 Smile Mobile Team

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.