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An Angular JS module for Drupal 8 RESTful Web Services.


This Angular module makes it easy to read/write entity data to/from Drupal, handles user authentication and registration, and makes it easy to retrieve JSON data from Views.

Here's a very simple Angular app that loads node # 123 from Drupal and then displays the node's title (via an alert):

// My simple app.
angular.module('myApp', ['angular-drupal']).run(['drupal', function(drupal) {

  drupal.nodeLoad(123).then(function(node) {


// The angular-drupal configuration settings for my simple app.
angular.module('angular-drupal').config(function($provide) {

  $provide.value('drupalSettings', {
    sitePath: ''


Installation and Setup

There are two main parts to the installation and usage of this module. First, on your Drupal site you need to install the jDrupal module, then install the REST UI module and configure core Drupal REST services, and then include the angular-drupal module and jDrupal in your Angular JS application.

0. jDrupal Module

drush dl jdrupal
drush en -y jdrupal

1. Drupal Setup

See jDrupal docs for details.

1.1 Enable Drupal core's "RESTful Web Services" module

1.2 Install the REST UI module

Then go to admin/config/services/rest and enable your desired resources. We recommend the following resources, http methods, authentications, and formats:

User - GET - json - cookie
User - POST - json - cookie

1.3 Specify User Permissions

Go to admin/people/permissions and allow a user role(s) to access some of these resources. We recommend the following (at minimum) for anonymous and authenticated users:

Access GET on Content resource
Access GET on User resource

2. Angular JS Setup

install jdrupal.js and angular-drupal.js. If using bower:

bower install --save angular-drupal#8.x-1.x

As usual, be sure to include the jdrupal.js and angular-drupal.js file in your app. This typically is included via the index.html file somewhere after you include the angular.js file:

<script src="jdrupal.js"></script>
<script src="angular-drupal.js"></script>

The angular-drupal module comes with an Angular JS service called drupal. You can include this service throughout your app using Angular's dependency injection mechanism.

The simple app, listed above, injects the drupal service into the app's run function. Then when the app runs it loads node # 123 from Drupal and then alerts the node's title.

Notice how we used a config function on the angular-drupal module in the simple app to provide the URL to our Drupal site, as well as the machine name of the Services endpoint. Without this, the module won't know how to connect to our Drupal site, so this must be added to our app as in the example above.


See the jDrupal docs for more examples and the full documentation. To use in Angular, inject the drupal service into your code as usual and replace jDrupal with drupal.



drupal.connect().then(function() {
  var user = jDrupal.currentUser();
  var msg = user.isAuthenticated() ?
    'Hello ' + user.getAccountName() : 'Hello Anonymous User';


First, set up a standard REST export for your view in your Drupal 8 site. Then, in your Angular code you can use something like this to query the view:

var path = '/api/routes?rating_yds=5.2'; // The Drupal path to the Views JSON page display.
drupal.viewsLoad(path).then(function(view) {
  var results = view.getResults();
  angular.forEach(results, function(row, i) {
    // Do something with with the result item