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Version: 2.33.0

GitHub Codespaces

Follow the steps below to set up ToolJet on GitHub Codespaces. We recommend reading our guide on architecture of ToolJet before proceeding.

Open the terminal and run the commands below.

Setting up

1. Set up the environment

  1. Install Node.js ( version: v18.18.2 ) and npm (version: v9.8.1)
nvm install 18.18.2
nvm use 18.18.2
npm install -g [email protected]
  1. Install Postgres
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb []( $(lsb_release -cs)-pgdg main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list'

wget --quiet -O - []( | sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install postgresql-13 postgresql-contrib-13

To start the postgresql service run the below command:

sudo service postgresql start

If you wish to change the password of the installed postresql service run the below commands:

sudo su

sudo -u postgres psql

\password postgres


2. Set up environment variables

Create a .env file by running the command touch .env. More information on the variables that can be set is given in the environment variables reference

For basic set-up you add the below env variables:











SECRET_KEY_BASE requires a 64 byte key. (If you have openssl installed, run openssl rand -hex 64 to create a 64 byte secure random key)

LOCKBOX_MASTER_KEY requires a 32 byte key. (Run openssl rand -hex 32 to create a 32 byte secure random key)

3. Install and build dependencies

Make sure node version is set to 18.18.2 before running the below command:

npm install
npm install --prefix server
npm install --prefix frontend
npm run build:plugins

4. Set up database

npm run --prefix server db:create
npm run --prefix server db:migrate

If at any point you need to reset the database, use this command npm run --prefix server db:reset

5. Build client

cd ./frontend && NODE=production npm run build

6. Run server

cd ./server && npm run start:prod

The client will start on the port 3000, you can access the client by visiting the url created by codespace - https://<url>/apps/tooljet