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Provides a nodejs based API for running SQL queries against CartoDB.

  • Users are authenticated over OAuth or via an API KEY.
  • Authenticated requests to this API should always be made over SSL.

core requirements

  • postgres 9.0+
  • cartodb 0.9.5+ (for CDB_QueryTables)
  • redis
  • node 0.8+
  • npm

Install dependencies

npm install


Create and edit config/environments/.js from .js.example files. You may find the ./configure script useful to make an edited copy for you, see ./configure --help for a list of supported switches.

Make sure redis is running and knows about active cartodb user.

Make sure your PostgreSQL server is running, is accessible on the host and port specified in the file, has a 'publicuser' role and trusts user authentication from localhost connections.

node [cluster.js|app.js] <environment>

Supported values are developement, test, production

See doc/ for API documentation. For examples of use, see under test/.


Run make check or see test/

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