Experience API Learning Record Store (LRS)
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  • v0.9.1
  • supports xAPI specs <= 1.0.2

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lxHive is a fast and lightweight open source xAPI conformant Learning Record Store (LRS). lxHive logs and returns activity statements as defined in the Experience API specification (formerly TinCan API) currently at xAPI Version 1.0.2.

The Experience API (also referred to as 'xAPI') is a learning software specification that allows online learning content and systems to interact allowing recording and tracking of all types of learning experiences. It is designed to replace the legacy SCORM Standard and is steered by the US Dept. of Defense ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). It allows for the efficient aggregation and analysis of learning data as well as allowing learning designers a flexible and intelligent way to design better learning experiences. The Experience API is able to accept learning experiences from any device and/or medium (mobile, tablet, desktop), both in an offline as well as online mode.

The results of learning experiences are stored in a Learning Record Store (LRS). The LRS is defined as part of the Experience API Specification and controls at its core the following functions:

  1. authentication of authorised users
  2. validation of compliance to the xAPI Standard
  3. the storage of learning related data
  4. retrieval of learning related data

The application uses MongoDB and PHP and should be easy to install on any web server. It supports Basic Authentication, OAuth 2.0 (Authorization Code Grant) and supports pluggable file storage mechanisms.


  • GNU GPL v3




  • Make sure you have set the date.timezone setting in your php.ini


1. Application install and set-up

  1. Install dependencies via composer install.
  2. Point your server's DocumentRoot directive to the public folder
  3. Set up your database & client account:
# Browse to application root
$ cd /<path_to_application_root>
# View available commands
$ ./X
# Set up database
$ ./X setup:db
# Set up OAuth scopes
$ ./X setup:oauth
# Create a new user
$ ./X user:create


  • As an administrator you should first create a new user and authentication token for yourself and assign the super role to it.

2. Create autentication records for your app

./X auth:basic:create     # Create a new basic auth token
./X oauth:client:create   # Or create a new OAuth client (human login)

3. Set-up file Storage and extended config

  1. Optionally: Further customise your configuration in src/xAPI/Config/Config.yml

    • TODO: explain options
  2. Set up you local file system:

    • Create your storage directory as defined in Config.yml > filesystem.local.
    • Create the required files and log sub directories.
    • Assign the appropiate r\w permissions for your system.

Default file storage structure:

    |_ [storage]
    |   |_ [files]
    |   |_ [logs]


See the Wiki and the docs directory for more detailed documentation.


The Brightcookie team

  • Jakob Murko - systems architect, lead developer
  • Leo Gaggl - creator, mentor, specs
  • Kien Vu - legacy support, application development
  • Matthew Smith - initial alpha prototype development & spec
  • Joerg Boeselt - tests, specs, pm