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Event Tracking Software

Quick setup guide

  • Install mongoDB and run mongorestore on the [commsphere_root]/data/commsphere directory
  • Install node.js
  • Navigate to [commsphere_root]/src/ and run 'npm install'
  • Then run 'node app.js' from [commsphere_root]/src/


  • JQuery 1.10.2 compatible browser (Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome)
  • Node.js
  • MongoDB
  • A folder called /sec/certs with server-key.pem, server-cert.pem, and gd_bundle-g2.pem for https. Self-signed is fine but certs must be present
  • localhost/non-signed testing will be a bit wonky, and http has been set up only to forward to https.

Handy things to npm install -g

  • forever (forever start/stop/list [app.js] to run/stop/list-running-apps given node.js application as a service in background)
  • nodemon (start and run [app.js], runs node [app.js] in perpetuity. Automatically restarts upon changing system js files)


  • CommSphere Confluence
  • Server code is located in src. To run, clone this project, move into the src directory, npm install, then node app.js
  • Data for MongoDB database is loaded in Data. To run, clone this project, move into the data directory, then run mongorestore on the commsphere directory.


  • To Enable HTTPS, turn the flag in [commsphere_root]/src/server/lib/envProperties.js to 'true' and update the location of the proper certificates

##Issue Tracker


  • Development Paused. Occasional Bugfixes and enhancements.


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