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ArrowDB Connector

This is a Arrow connector to ArrowDB.


$ appc install connector/appc.arrowdb


Reference the connector in your model.

var User = Arrow.Model.extend('user', {
    fields: {
        first_name: { type: String },
        last_name: { type: String },
        email: { type: String },
        role: { type: String },
        username: { type: String }
    connector: 'appc.arrowdb'

If you want to map a specific model to a specific ArrowDB object, use metadata. For example, to map the user model to the ArrowDB object Users, set it such as:

var User = Arrow.Model.extend('user', {
    fields: {
        name: { type: String, required: false, validator: /[a-zA-Z]{3,}/ }
    connector: 'appc.arrowdb',
    metadata: {
        'appc.arrowdb': {
            object: 'Users'

Authenticating Through ArrowDB

You can pass authentication through this connector on to ArrowDB by changing the configuration. To get started, set requireSessionLogin to true for the ArrowDB connector:

module.exports = {
    connectors: {
        'appc.arrowdb': {
            requireSessionLogin: true

This property allows you to configure whether or not anonymous requests can use your default account (specified in your configuration files) for connecting to the server. Set this to "true" to require requests to specify their own credentials or their own cookie string (via the headers user, and pass, or accesstoken).

With it set to true, call any of the REST APIs on a ArrowDB model, such as User.findAll, and provide credentials via headers:

curl --header "user: aUsername" --header "pass: aPassword" http://localhost:8080/api/appc.arrowdb/user

The request will execute, and you will either get back an error if the login failed, or you will get the results of the findAll query. You will also get back the header "sessioncookiestring". For future requests, pass this header back instead of the user and pass headers. This allows us to re-use the session.

curl --header "sessioncookiestring: theSessionCookieString" http://localhost:8080/api/appc.arrowdb/user


This section is for individuals developing the ArrowDB Connector and not intended for end-users.

npm install
node app.js

Running Unit Tests

npm test


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