Web-based MongoDB admin interface, written with Node.js and express
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Quick reference

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Quick reference (cont.)

What is mongo-express?

mongo-express is a web-based MongoDB admin interface written in Node.js, Express.js, and Bootstrap3.



How to use this image

$ docker run --network some-network -e ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_SERVER=some-mongo -p 8081:8081 mongo-express

Then you can hit http://localhost:8081 or http://host-ip:8081 in your browser.

Security Notice

JSON documents are parsed through a javascript virtual machine, so the web interface can be used for executing malicious javascript on a server.

mongo-express should only be used privately for development purposes.


Environment vairables are passed to the run command for configuring a mongo-express container.

Name                            | Default         | Description
ME_CONFIG_BASICAUTH_USERNAME    | ''              | mongo-express web username
ME_CONFIG_BASICAUTH_PASSWORD    | ''              | mongo-express web password
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_ENABLE_ADMIN  | 'true'          | Enable admin access to all databases. Send strings: `"true"` or `"false"`
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_ADMINUSERNAME | ''              | MongoDB admin username
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_ADMINPASSWORD | ''              | MongoDB admin password
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_PORT          | 27017           | MongoDB port
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_SERVER        | 'mongo'         | MongoDB container name. Use comma delimited list of host names for replica sets.
ME_CONFIG_OPTIONS_EDITORTHEME   | 'default'       | mongo-express editor color theme, [more here](http://codemirror.net/demo/theme.html)
ME_CONFIG_REQUEST_SIZE          | '100kb'         | Maximum payload size. CRUD operations above this size will fail in [body-parser](https://www.npmjs.com/package/body-parser).
ME_CONFIG_SITE_BASEURL          | '/'             | Set the baseUrl to ease mounting at a subdirectory. Remember to include a leading and trailing slash.
ME_CONFIG_SITE_COOKIESECRET     | 'cookiesecret'  | String used by [cookie-parser middleware](https://www.npmjs.com/package/cookie-parser) to sign cookies.
ME_CONFIG_SITE_SESSIONSECRET    | 'sessionsecret' | String used to sign the session ID cookie by [express-session middleware](https://www.npmjs.com/package/express-session).
ME_CONFIG_SITE_SSL_ENABLED      | 'false'         | Enable SSL.
ME_CONFIG_SITE_SSL_CRT_PATH     | ''              | SSL certificate file.
ME_CONFIG_SITE_SSL_KEY_PATH     | ''              | SSL key file.

The following are only needed if ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_ENABLE_ADMIN is "false"

Name                            | Default         | Description
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_AUTH_DATABASE | 'db'            | Database name
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_AUTH_USERNAME | 'admin'         | Database username
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_AUTH_PASSWORD | 'pass'          | Database password


$ docker run -it --rm \
    --network web_default \
    --name mongo-express \
    -p 8081:8081 \
    -e ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_SERVER="web_db_1" \
    -e ME_CONFIG_BASICAUTH_PASSWORD="fairly long password" \

This example links to a container name typical of docker-compose, changes the editor's color theme, and enables basic authentication.


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As with all Docker images, these likely also contain other software which may be under other licenses (such as Bash, etc from the base distribution, along with any direct or indirect dependencies of the primary software being contained).

Some additional license information which was able to be auto-detected might be found in the repo-info repository's mongo-express/ directory.

As for any pre-built image usage, it is the image user's responsibility to ensure that any use of this image complies with any relevant licenses for all software contained within.