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AKA ShareS - Feature full & Stable ShareX and file server in node. Includes images, videos, code, text, markdown rendering, password protected uploads, logging via discord, administration through Discord, url shortening, and a full front end. Use standalone or via reverse proxy
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ShareS - A Nodejs ShareX Upload Server


  • Image/Video/General file uploading

  • Text (With Syntax Highlighting) [Example]

  • URL shortening + a front end for the URL shortener as well [Example]

  • Markdown rendering files [Example]

  • Logging via a Discord channel

  • Password protected uploading

  • Server Administration using Discord bot commands

  • Front end upload page [Example]

  • Password protected gallery page (password is admin key)

  • Showcase images (image display pages that show metadata for photography)

You can demo the features/server here

Installation (Ubuntu 16.04 Server)
cd ShareX-Upload-Server
chmod +x


In the files you downloaded from this repository, you will see a file called config.json You must fill this out for the webserver to work properly. Below explains the configuration file and what each part does

  "key": [""], // Password(s) for private uploading
  "domain": "*" // Domain server will use. Will error if domain not used in request. Place "*" as the subdomain to enable wildcard subdomains for the webserver.
  "puploadKeyGenLength: 64, // Amount of characters server should use for pupload files
  "public": false, // Disables auth and does not render a password field for /upload
  "maxUploadSize": 50, // max upload size for non-admins using regular key in MB
  "markdown": true, // enables markdown rendering (upload whole .md file for render)
  "port": 80, // port to listen on
  "secure": true, // Whether or not you want https. (make sure key and cert.pem are in src directory)
  "securePort": 443, // Port to use when secure is true
  "ratelimit": 1000, // Ratelimit for POSTing in milliseconds
    "png", "jpg", "gif", "mp4", "mp3", "jpeg", "tiff", "bmp", "ico", "psd", "eps", "raw", "cr2", "nef", "sr2", "orf", "svg", "wav", "webm", "aac", "flac", "ogg", "wma", "m4a", "gifv"
  ], // Allowed file types for non-admins
    "key": [""], // Admin password(s) for uploading & for gallery access
    "maxUploadSize": 1024, // Max upload size for admin in MB
    "allowed": [
    "png", "jpg", "gif", "mp4", "mp3","jpeg", "tiff", "bmp", "ico", "psd", "eps", "raw", "cr2", "nef", "sr2", "orf", "svg", "wav", "webm", "aac", "flac", "ogg", "wma", "m4a", "gifv", "html"
     ] // Allowed file types for admins
  "paste": {
    "maxUploadSize": 20 // allowed paste upload size in MB
  "discordToken": "", // Discord bot token
  "discordAdminIDs": ["discord IDs of people who can run commands go here", "Like this"], // User IDs in an array
  "discordChannelID": "", // Channel ID for monitoring uploads to
  "prefix": "" // Bot Prefix

Running The Server

Once you've properly configured your server, you can run node index.js in the src folder to start the server. You can keep your server running forever if you use a process manager, like pm2. pm2 installs along with your server if you used the script to install your server. Otherwise you can run npm i -g pm2 to install pm2. Then you can run your server by running pm2 start index.js, and monitor logs and such using pm2 monit

Note: Nginx/reverse proxy users

If you're configuring this webserver to run through an Nginx reverse proxy, make sure you add these lines to your reverse proxy config

proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
proxy_set_header Connection 'upgrade';
proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_cache_bypass $http_upgrade;

This is generally some things you want to add to your config, and is what's actually required for SUS to work properly. This is because SUS returns uploads like [http/https]://[requested url]/[filename] and since you're running SUS through a reverse proxy, unless you're passing along the original headers, SUS is most likely just going to send you something like http://[server's real ip address]/[filename]

Note: Users of multiple domains

If you have multiple domains pointed to this webserver, only one (can include wildcard subdomain) can be used, unless the domain setting is set to just a single * like so: "domain": "*",. This means that any domain will be accepted as a valid domain by the server, regardless of subdomain.

Setting up Discord logging

if you wish to log your webserver's activity in a Discord channel for whatever reason, you can. Here is information on how to setup a bot account and get the information needed for Discord logging

Configuring Your ShareX Client


  • Change Destination Location

Configuring for Password Protected Uploading

  • Add a field to your body called pupload, and then make the value whatever you want the password to be
  • Upload something, and the upload will give you a url to the authentication page
  • Type in your password, and it will display/download the file!

Showcase Field

  • Add a field to your body called showCase, and then make the value true
  • Upload an image
  • Click the image to view image's metadata like camera, lens, iso, shutter speed, etc.
  • Requires extra software to be installed to your server, called Exiftool to read metadata from uploaded images. The install file will automatically install this software on ubuntu

Auto Password Generation

In addition to being able to use any password you want for puploads, if you type in *random* as your pupload field, the server will automatically generate a password for you. This password will include letters, numbers, and special characters. It will generate a key based on the length you specify in your config (puploadKeyGenLength). When making requests, the server will return the image URL with the key like so URL: | KEY: Np$[CBk>X[c^YY{MDlCHH0|Qfm1uK0*lld^Mi$f4d62R5x6C2>~yaL}3*QYnziuZ


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