var io = require('')(3000);
var redis = require('');
io.adapter(redis({ host: 'localhost', port: 6379 }));

By running with the adapter you can run multiple instances in different processes or servers that can all broadcast and emit events to and from each other.

If you need to emit events to instances from a process, you should use

uri is a string like localhost:6379 where your redis server is located. For a list of options see below.

The following options are allowed:

  • key: the name of the key to pub/sub events on as prefix (
  • host: host to connect to redis on (localhost)
  • port: port to connect to redis on (6379)
  • socket: unix domain socket to connect to redis ("/tmp/redis.sock"). Will be used instead of the host and port options if specified.
  • pubClient: optional, the redis client to publish events on
  • subClient: optional, the redis client to subscribe to events on

If you decide to supply pubClient and subClient, make sure you use node_redis as a client or one with an equivalent API.

If you supply clients, make sure you initialized them with the return_buffers option set to true.

If you need to create a redisAdapter to a redis instance that has a password, use pub/sub options.


var pub = redis.createClient(port, host, {auth_pass:"PASSWORD"});
var sub = redis.createClient(port, host, {detect_buffers: true, auth_pass:"PASSWORD"} );
io.adapter( redisAdapter({pubClient: pub, subClient: sub}) );