This is a template for a Node-RED project meant to be run in local mode. The idea is to run an instance of Node-RED entirely from within a local directory to make it more portable. This also makes running multiple instances of Node-RED at the same time easier.
Node-RED will start with a blank canvas and will save the flow file to flow.json the first time a deploy is done. If you add your own
flow.json file it will load that by default.
mkdir MyNiceProject cd MyNiceProject git clone https://github.com/dceejay/node-red-project-template.git . npm install npm start
When running multiple instances in parallel, you can specify a port:
npm start 1885
To force an npm install (if you modified the package.json to add dependencies for example) you can use the -f switch:
npm start -- -f
There is also a Dockerfile that can be used to create a docker image of your project by running
docker build -t node-red-project .
and then use this to run it (assumes you want port 1880 mapped direct, and see the terminal output).
docker run -it -p 1880:1880 -e NODE_RED_CREDENTIAL_SECRET="my-secret-key" --name mynodered node-red-project
For more information look at the Dockerfile itself.
You can easily add third party nodes by modifying the package.json file. For this example template we added the