A simple Node Express application with a Mongo call wired up set to run on OpenShift. Really just for simple applications - more separation into files for a more complicated application.
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Simple Node.JS, Express, and Mongo template for OpenShift

This is a simple Node.JS template that uses Express and has mongodb set up. It is all wired to go in OpenShift. I would not recommend using this for a more complicated application, as there should be more seperation into different files for different logic.

Running on OpenShift

Assuming you already have an OpenShift account

  1. Create a Node.JS application and add a mongo cartridge

    rhc app create nodejs-0.10 mongodb-2 --from-code=https://github.com/openshift-quickstart/simple_node_express_mongo

By default flag --from-code will add this repository as an upstream, which can be use later to pull updates.

  1. cd into the directory that matches your application name


  2. Modify the code and push back up to your OpenShift application

    git push

This application lists all entries in names table, by default it's empty, so entering your application should give you following output


For the application to show some data, connect to your application using ssh

rhc ssh

Then run following commands

mongo 										# runs mongo CLI
show dbs 									# shows all dbs
use <your app name>							# or check output from previous command for it's name
db.names.find()								# gives you names' entries, should be empty
db.names.insert({name: 'a', surname: 'b'})	# inserts object into names
db.names.find()								# should return previously inserted object

Now running the application in the browser should also return inserted object.


The MongoDB code you want to modify can be found in this line

self.db.collection('names').find().toArray(function(err, names) {}

If you chose to use a different database other than the one named the same as your application you need to change the Auth section as well.

OpenShift has authentication turned on for the database, therefore any connection has to authenticate. By default a connection from the MongoDB driver will try to authenticate against users in the DB you specify.

Please change the Auth line to look like the following so that the authentication uses the OpenShift provided credentials.

self.db.authenticate(self.dbUser, self.dbPass, {authdb: "admin"}, function(err, res){...


This code is dedicated to the public domain to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, pursuant to CC0 (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)