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The site configuration and documentation powering Casbin's website:

Getting started


  1. Git
  2. Node: install version 6.2.2 or greater. Node v8 would be ideal.
  3. Yarn: See Yarn Installation
  4. Docusaurus: Run yarn global add docusaurus-init or npm install --global docusaurus-init


  1. git clone to download source code.
  2. cd casbin-website to go into the project root.
  3. cd website to go into the website portion of the project.
  4. yarn to install the website's npm dependencies (or npm install, if not using Yarn).

Running locally

  1. yarn start to start the development server (powered by Docusaurus) (or npm start, if not using Yarn).
  2. open http://localhost:3000/ to open the site in your favorite browser.

Publish manually (optional)

Whenever a new commit lands in master, the change will be automatically published to: However, if you want to deploy the site manually, make sure you have write access to:, and use the following instruction:

  1. yarn run publish-gh-pages to publish the site to GitHub pages: (aka


If you're here because you would like to contribute an edit or addition to the docs, you'll probably want to take a look at the docs/ directory.

To edit the internals of how the site is built, you may want to get familiarized with how the site is built. The Casbin website is a static site generated using Docusaurus. The website configuration can be found in the website/ directory. Visit the Docusaurus website to learn more about all the available configuration options.

Directory structure

The following is a high-level overview of relevant files and folders.

├── docs/
│   ├── assets/
│   ├──
│   └── ...
└── website/
    ├── blog/
    │   ├── assets/
    │   ├──
    │   └── ...
    ├── core/
    ├── pages/
    │   └── en/
    │       ├── ...
    │       ├── index.js
    │       └── ...
    ├── static/
    │   ├── css/
    │   ├── img/
    │   └── js/
    ├── versioned_docs/
    │   ├── version-0.5/
    │   └── ...
    ├── versioned_sidebars/
    │   ├── version-0.5-sidebars.json
    │   └── ...
    ├── showcase.json
    ├── sidebars.json
    ├── siteConfig.js
    └── versions.json

Documentation sources

As mentioned above, the docs/ folder contains the source files for all of the docs in the Casbin website. In most cases, you will want to edit the files within this directory. If you're adding a new doc or you need to alter the order the docs appear in the sidebar, take a look at the sidebars.json file in the website/ directory. The sidebars file contains a list of document ids that should match those defined in the header metadata (aka frontmatter) of the docs markdown files.

Versioned docs

The Casbin website is versioned as to allow users to go back and see the API reference docs for any given release. A new version of the website is generally made whenever there is a new Casbin release. When this happens, any changes made to the docs/ and website/sidebars.json files will be copied over to the corresponding location within website/versioned_docs/ and website/versioned_sidebars/.

Do not edit the auto-generated files within versioned_docs/ or versioned_sidebars/ unless you are sure it is necessary. Edits made to older versions will not be propagated to newer versions of the docs.

Docusaurus keeps track of the list of versions for the site in the website/versions.json file. The ordering of the versions in this file should be in reverse chronological order.

Cutting a new version

  1. cd casbin-website to go into the project root
  2. cd website to go into the website portion of the project
  3. Run yarn version <version> where <version> is the new version being released.

Website configuration

The main config file for the website can be found at website/siteConfig.js. This file tells Docusaurus how to build the website. Edits to this file are rarely necessary.

The pages/ subdirectory contains the Casbin components that make up the non-documentation pages of the site, such as the homepage.

The showcase.json file contains the list of users that are highlighted in the Casbin showcase.


Create a branch

  1. git checkout master from any folder in your local casbin-website repository.
  2. git pull origin master to ensure you have the latest main code.
  3. git checkout -b the-name-of-my-branch (replacing the-name-of-my-branch with a suitable name) to create a branch.

Make the change

  1. Follow the Running locally instructions.
  2. Save the files and check in the browser. Some changes may require a server restart.
  3. Changes to /docs will only be visible in the latest version of the documentation (master).

open http://localhost:3000/casbin/versions.html to see other versions.

Test the change

  1. If possible, test any visual changes in all latest versions of common browsers, on both desktop and mobile.

Push it

  1. Run yarn prettier to ensure your changes are consistent with other files in the repo
  2. git add -A && git commit -m "My message" (replacing My message with a commit message, such as Fixed header logo on Android) to stage and commit your changes
  3. git push my-fork-name the-name-of-my-branch
  4. Go to the casbin-website repo and you should see recently pushed branches.
  5. Follow GitHub's instructions.
  6. If possible, include screenshots of visual changes.


Crowdin is used for Casbin website's translation. You can contribute to the translation of your proficient languages on that.

Build the translation project locally

Please contact the Casbin team for manager access on Crowdin.

Manually trigger Crowdin [DEPRECATED]

  • Install Crowdin CLI:

  • Setup environment variable:
  • Upload:
crowdin --config ../crowdin.yaml upload sources --auto-update -b master
  • Download:
crowdin --config ../crowdin.yaml download -b master

Noting that the translation of the official website will update after a Pull Request is merged


Casbin is Apache licensed.

Casbin documentation is Creative Commons licensed.