DB Rest Admin
dbrestadmin is a project to provide a RESTful interface to DB admin functions. I use it for mySQL however it should work for other databases as well. My primary use case is the ability to create databases and users in a dev environment where we may be deploying test versions.
To get a list of database servers use GET request against
You will get a list of servers as resources. Follow it to figure out what you can do.
To create a database you just POST dbname to /databases/ e.g. to create testdb
curl -X POST http://myhost/dbrestadmin/databases/0/dbs/testdb
Databases can only contain alphanumeric characters and a dash.
To create a user
curl -X POST "http://localhost:8000/dbrestadmin/databases/0/users/test2@localhost" -d "password=test"
This translates to
CREATE USER test2@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'test'
To add grants to a user
curl -X POST "http://localhost:8000/dbrestadmin/databases/0/users/test2@'localhost'/grants" -d "grants=all privileges&database=testdb"
This translates to
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON testdb.* TO test2@'localhost'
PHP 5.3+ PHP PEAR MDB2 PEAR library
Install PHP Pear ie. on Ubuntu
apt-get install php-pear
Install MDB2 pear library and the appropriate driver for the database you want to manage e.g.
pear install MDB2 pear install MDB2#mysql
Copy the contents of the repo into your webroot. If it doesn't work make sure you have AllowOverride allow .htaccess. If you want to be lazy just add this.
<Directory /var/www/dbrestadmin> AllowOverride All </Directory>
To configure create a file in the webroot called conf.php which overrides values from conf_default.php. At a minimum you will need to define at least one server to manage. All you need to do at this time is add it to $conf['servers'] array with name, type and dsn attribute.
$conf['servers'] = array ( "name" => "Localhost", "type" => "mysql", "dsn" => "mysql://mysqlrest:email@example.com/mysql" );
Security of the REST API is not that great at this point. You may want at a minimum use basic auth to access the API. Even with basic auth some of the functions like user creation do not have proper input validation/sanitization so beware. I will add those over time.