Installing the RePoSyD REST API

Open a command prompt and run the following command:

C:\> reposyd init c:\temp\reposyd
info: root folder 'c:/temp/reposyd' created.
info: intalling RePoSyD packages...
info: RePoSyD packages installation completed
info: creating RePoSyD configuration file...
info: initializing repository...
info: initialization completed
url      sqlite:c:/temp/reposyd/database?database=reposyd.sqlite
schema   0.34.0
account  admin
password gukidaka
uuid     {e6700c3e-f17f-455f-a6a0-92d45dadd3ab}

Write down the automatically generated password.

If you don't want to use an autogenrated password, you specify your own password using the CLI option –password.

C:\> reposyd init c:\temp\reposyd --password <mypassword>
Folder Content
<root> Root folder of the installation.
app Contains the files of the RePoSyD Web Application
config Configuation files, e.g. RePoSyD API config.
database Location of the database files.
log Log files
templates Templates for email generation.

The RePoSyD server is customizable through the configuration file.


Key Default Type Usage
application.url http://localhost string Application URL. Used, for example, for HTTP links in emails.


Key Default Type Usage
authentification [repository] string|object[] List of the strategies for user authentification

Available Strategies


This is the default strategy for authenticating a user.

  "authentification": ["repository"]
LDAP Server
  "authentification": [{
    "type": "ldap",
    "ldap": {
      "url": "ldaps://localhost:636"
      "users": {
        "attribteName": "cn",
        "dn": "cn={{username}},ou=users,dc=test"
        "searchBase": "cn=Users,dc=test",
        "groups": {
        "attributeName": "dn",
        "groupName": "RePoSyD User",
        "memberAttribute": "member",
        "objectClass": "group",
        "searchBase": "cn=Users,dc=test"
Active Directory Server
  "authentification": [{
    "type": "ldap",
    "ldap": {
      "url": "ldaps://localhost:389"
      "users": {
        "attribteName": "sAMAccountName",
        "dn": "DOMAIN\{{username}}"
        "searchBase": "ou=users,dc=test",
        "groups": {
        "attributeName": "cn",
        "groupName": "reposyd",
        "memberAttribute": "member",
        "objectClass": "group",
        "searchBase": "ou=group,dc=reposyd,dc=test"

IIS Web Config

    <rule name="RePoSyD API" enabled="true" stopProcessing="true">
      <match url="^api/(.*)"/>
      <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAll" trackAllCaptures="false"/>
      <action type="Rewrite" url="http://localhost:3000/{R:1}"/>
    <rule name="RePoSyD Auth" enabled="true" patternSyntax="ECMAScript" stopProcessing="true">
      <match url="^auth/(.*)"/>
      <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAll" trackAllCaptures="false"/>
      <action type="Rewrite" url="http://localhost:3000/auth/{R:1}" logRewrittenUrl="true"/>
      <preCondition name="ResponseIsHtml1">
        <add input="{RESPONSE_CONTENT_TYPE}" pattern="^text/html"/>
HTTPS Redirect
<rule name="HTTPS-Redirect" stopProcessing="true">
  <match url="(.*)"/>
    <add input="{HTTPS}" pattern="^OFF$"/>
  <action type="Redirect" url="https://{HTTP_HOST}{REQUEST_URI}" appendQueryString="false"/>


Key Default Type Usage
email.preview false boolean If true, the email preview is shown in the default browser and not send. Should be used for development purposes only.
email.replyAddress string Reply address used in emails.
email.supportAddress string Mail address of the support organization maintaining RePoSyD.
email.templates string Folder containing the templates used for generating emails.

Event Handler

Key Default Type Usage
eventHandler [“actiontracking”, “repository”, “role”] string[] List of activated event handlers.

Built-in Event Handler

Action Tracking

Sends a notification email to action responsible.

Event Logger

Captures all events and writes them to the log as debug output (logging level: “debug”.


JSON Web Token (JWT)

Key Default Type Usage
jwt.secret null string secret key used to encrypt the tokens. If null or undefined, the internal secret key is generated.
jwt.ttl.access 360s string Time to live for the access token, expressed in seconds or a string describing a time span vercel/ms.
jwt.ttl.refresh 24h string Time to live for the refresh token, expressed in seconds or a string describing a time span vercel/ms.


Key Default Type Usage
logging.level info string
logging.console.enabled false boolean If true, messages are displayed on the console (stdout).
logging.file.enabled false boolean If true, messages are written in the specified log file.
logging.rotation.enabled false boolean If true, log file rotation is enabled.
logging.rotation.createSymlink false boolean Create a tailable symlink to the current active log file
logging.rotation.folder . string The folder name to save log files to.
logging.rotation.maxSize 500k string Maximum size of the file after which it will rotate. This can be a number of bytes, or units of kb, mb, and gb. If using the units, add 'k', 'm', or 'g' as the suffix. The units need to directly follow the number.
logging.rotation.maxFiles 14d string Maximum number of logs to keep. If not set, no logs will be removed. This can be a number of files or number of days. If using days, add 'd' as the suffix. It uses auditFile to keep track of the log files in a json format. It won't delete any file not contained in it. It can be a number of files or number of days.
logging.rotation.symlinkName reposyd.log string The name of the tailable symlink.
logging.rotation.utc true boolean Use UTC time for date in filename.
logging.rotation.zippedArchive true boolean If true, the archived log files are gzipped.


Key Default Type Usage
repository.url string URL of the repository, e.g. 'sqlite:/var/opt/reposyd/database?database=reposyd.sqlite'


Key Default Type Usage
restify localhost string Specifies the host interface on which the restify listens. Use '' to listen on all interfaces.
restify.port 3000 string Port number on the interface.
restify.ssl.cert string
restify.ssl.key string


Key Default Type Usage
services [“actiontracking”] stringobject[] List of activated services.

Built-in Services

Action Tracking

The action tracking services generates emails for overdue actions and sends them to the responsible users. For using the default configuration, add a string value to the list of activated services.

"services": ["actiontracking"]

To run the service with custom option, add a object value to the list.

"services": [{ "name": "actiontracking", "whine": { "interval": "* * * 12" } }]
Key Default Type Usage
whine.interval * * !6-7 12“ string The string value defines the interval for whining about overdue actions. timexe
In the default configuration, the service is executed from Monday to Friday at 12 noon.


Key Default Type Usage
smtp string This option specifies the SMTP used for sending messages. To use the local SMTP, set this option to 'localhost'. Otherwise use a fully qualified domain name.
smtp.port 25 number This option specifies the SMTP port to use.
smtp.user string Username for SMTP server authentification.
smtp.password string Password used for SMTP server authentification
smtp.check false boolean If true, the SMTP server connection is checked at startup. false boolean If true the connection will use TLS when connecting to server. If false (the default) then TLS is used if server supports the STARTTLS extension. In most cases set this value to true if you are connecting to port 465. For port 587 or 25 keep it false
smtp.tls.rejectUnauthorized false boolean If true, the server certificate is not validated against the list of CAs.
smtp.tls.ignore false boolean If true and secure is false then TLS is not used even if the server supports STARTTLS extension.
smtp.tls.require false boolean If this is true and secure is false then Nodemailer tries to use STARTTLS even if the server does not advertise support for it. If the connection can not be encrypted then message is not sent

Configuration File

Example Development Environment
  "application": {
    "url": "http://localhost"
  "authentification": ["repository"],
  "jwt": {
    "secret": "!!##@@changeme@@##!!"
  "logging": {
    "console": {
      "enabled": true
    "file": {
      "enabled": false
    "rotation": {
      "enabled": false
    "syslog": {
      "enabled": false
    "level": "debug",
    "service": "reposyd-devel"
  "eventHandler": ["actiontracking", "repository", "role"],
  "services": [
      "name": "actiontracking",
      "debug": false,
      "whine": {
        "atStartup": false,
        "interval": "* * !6-7 12"
  "repository": {
    "url": "sqlite:d:/reposyd/carbcat/database?database=reposyd.sqlite"
  "restify": {
    "host": "",
    "port": 3000
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  • manual/installation/reposydapi.txt
  • Last modified: 9 months ago
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