GUI for DynamoDB Local or dynalite
Clone or download
Latest commit 6d37fc1 Nov 28, 2018


npm CircleCI (all branches)

GUI for DynamoDB Local or dynalite.


Use as a globally installed app

npm install dynamodb-admin -g
export DYNAMO_ENDPOINT=http://localhost:8000


  • --open / -o - opens server URL in a default browser on start
  • --port PORT / -p PORT - Port to run on (default: 8001)

You can also specify port to run on by setting environment variable PORT to given number. This will override value specified on the command line. This is legacy way to specify PORT.

If you use a local dynamodb that cares about credentials, you can configure them by using the following environment variables AWS_REGION AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY

For example with the amazon/dynamodb-local docker image you can launch dynamodb-admin with:

AWS_REGION=eu-west-1 AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=local AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=local dynamodb-admin

Use as a library in your project

const AWS = require('aws-sdk');
const {createServer} = require('dynamodb-admin');

const dynamodb = new AWS.DynamoDB();
const dynClient = new AWS.DynamoDB.DocumentClient({service: dynamodb});

const app = createServer(dynamodb, dynClient);

const port = 8001;
const server = app.listen(port);
server.on('listening', () => {
  const address = server.address();
  console.log(`  listening on${address.port}`);

See also