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OpenShift Management Console

The management console for OpenShift Origin.

Build Status


Getting started

  1. Be sure to have a development environment running for OpenShift. See the contributing doc, we recommend the use of oc cluster up.

  2. Install Nodejs and npm

  3. Install grunt-cli and bower by running npm install -g grunt-cli bower (may need to be run with sudo)

  4. Install dev dependencies by running hack/

  5. Launch the console and start watching for asset changes by running grunt serve. This should open https://localhost:9000/ in your default browser.

    Note: If you see an ENOSPC error, you may need to increase the number of files your user can watch by running this command:

    echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=524288 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf && sudo sysctl -p
  6. Accept the self-signed certificate for the web console. (For Chrome on OS X, import server.crt into Keychain Access or accept the web console certificate in Safari.)

Enable / disable console log output

Debug logging can be enabled by opening your browser's JavaScript console, running the commands below, and then refreshing the page.

localStorage["OpenShiftLogLevel.main"] = "<log level>";
localStorage["OpenShiftLogLevel.auth"] = "<log level>";


  • OpenShiftLogLevel.main - default logger for OpenShift
  • OpenShiftLogLevel.auth - auth specific logger, this includes login, logout, and oauth

The supported log levels are:

  • OFF (default for all loggers except main)
  • INFO
  • WARN
  • ERROR (default for main)

Note: currently most of our logging either goes to INFO or ERROR

Local configuration

app/config.js is the default configuration file for web console development. If you need to change the configuration, for example, to point to a different API server, copy app/config.js to app/config.local.js and edit the copy. app/config.local.js is not tracked and will be used instead if it exists.

Before opening a pull request

Please configure your editor to use the following settings to avoid common code inconsistencies and dirty diffs:

  • Use soft-tabs set to two spaces.
  • Trim trailing white space on save.
  • Set encoding to UTF-8.
  • Add new line at end of files.

Or configure your editor to utilize .editorconfig, which will apply these settings automatically.


  1. If needed, run grunt build to update the files under the dist directory
  2. Run the spec tests with grunt test
  3. Run the integrations tests (your api server must be running) grunt test-integration
  4. Rebase and squash changes to a single commit

Note: in order to run the end to end tests you must have Firefox installed.

Production builds

  1. Make sure all dev dependencies are up to date by running hack/
  2. Run grunt build
  3. TODO - run script to build bindata.go from the dist in this repo
  4. In your origin repo run hack/

The assets served by the OpenShift all-in-one server will now be up to date. By default the assets are served from http://localhost:8091

Debugging dist diff failures

If Jenkins complains that the built dist files are different than the committed version, ensure the committed version is correct:

  1. Run hack/
  2. Run hack/
  3. Run grunt build
  4. If anything under dist or has changed, add it to your commit and re-push

Contributing to the primary repositories

The web console is currently split into three repositories. The two dependency repos are origin-web-common and origin-web-catalog. To make changes to one of these repositories while working in the web console, it is recommended that you clone down the repository and create a bower link. The following example assumes you clone your forks to ~/git-repos:

# fork the origin-web-console & clone:
$ cd ~/git-repos
$ git clone<your-fork>/origin-web-console.git
# fork origin-web-common & clone:
$ cd ~/git-repos
$ git clone<your-fork>/origin-web-common.git
# fork origin-web-catalog & clone:
$ cd ~/git-repos
$ git clone<your-fork>/origin-web-catalog.git
# Now, using bower link you can:
$ cd ~/git-repos/origin-web-common
$ bower link
$ cd ~/git-repos/origin-web-catalog
$ bower link
$ cd ~/git-repos/origin-web-console
$ bower link origin-web-common
$ bower link origin-web-catalog
# When you make changes in the linked repos you will need to rebuild
# as origin-web-console pulls from the /dist.  `grunt build` or `grunt watch`
# should take care of this.

When finished, be sure to hack/ and hack/ to remove the links & avoid having issues with /dist conflicts the next time you build.


The OpenShift v3 web console is based on AngularJS and


The v3 console supports a custom context root. When running as part of the openshift start command the console's context root is injected into the <base> tag of the index.html file. In order to support custom context roots, all console URLs must be relative, so they should not contain a leading "/" character.

For example if you want to specify a URL directly in an HTML template to go to the project overview it would look like

<a href="project/foo/overview">

and would actually resolve to be /contextroot/project/foo/overview by the browser. Similarly, if you want to use JavaScript to change the current page location, you should use the $location service from angular like


Finally, if you want to reference the root of the web console use the path ./

Extension points

There are two main ways to extend the v3 OpenShift console.

Add primary / secondary navigation tabs to the project nav

We rely on hawtio-core-navigation to build the primary/secondary nav that appears once you are in a project. We have customized the rendering of the tabs, so refer to app/scripts/app.js to see how we register our out of the box tabs.

Inject additional content into the page

We include the hawtio-extension-service. Currently we do not render any extension points, but if there are any locations where you would like to see customizable content, this is how we will add a hook to do that. As hooks are added we will provide a list of them here.