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  • Backend is Sails v1 application on Node v8

    Custom ORM adapter is created for file system access. Basically I am using ORM models and queries to work with the shares and files.

    The rest is simple REST server accessed via WebSockets.

    Backend is under api/ directory.

  • Frontend is React/Redux on Bootstrap 4

    Fully responsive application created using Reactstrap, which is Bootstrap 4 for React, using custom CSS when needed (mainly flexgrid).

    Initial markup comes prepared on the server utilizing Server Side Rendering.

    Frontend is under assets/js/ directory.

  • Everything is powered by JavaScript ES2017, native on Node and processed with Babel/Webpack for the browser.


  1. Install Node v8 and Redis according to your OS way of doing so.

  2. Get the sources:

    # git clone
    # cd webfm
    # cp webfm.conf.example webfm.conf
    # yarn install

    I recommend using yarn for the dependencies and pm2 for starting as system service.

    Edit the initial webfm.conf file, add your users and shares. User password is SHA256 hash of a password actually - don't put the real password there. Shares are defined as items in read[] or write[] array of the user section. You will find the example in the config file.

  3. Start

    Do yarn start or npm start to start the thing. To make it permanent you can do pm2 start ecosystem.config.js (this ecosystem.config.js file is in the repo).

    Front JS bundles are compiled on server start - it could take several minutes before the server is accessible on the Web.




  • Turn this React/Redux demo into a real application for everyday use.