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Mango Backend

Mango Backend is the repository that powers our frontend application. Setting up the backend is fairly simple. This guide assumes you have a standard LAMP install working. If you do not have a LAMP stack installed, check out XAMPP. Once installed, be sure to create a database for Mango.


  1. Clone github repo: git clone

  2. Install Composer, and run composer install in your cloned directory. You may need to run php composer.phar install if you have not added composer to your PATH.

  3. Copy .env.example to .env and fill in your database connection information

  4. Run php artisan migrate, followed by php artisan db:seed

  5. Generate a JWT secret: php artisan jwt:generate

  6. Generate an app secret: php artisan key:generate

  7. If you are running Apache, copy the following into your config file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} ^(.*)
RewriteRule .* - [e=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%1]

You can now navigate to http://localhost/backend/public and begin making API requests. To view available API requests, please refer to the Wiki.


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