Configuring a database

Erin does not come with it’s own database. It is a framework, not a Cog Managment System. So we need to install and configure one to make sure stateful apps work properly. Currently Erin only supports MongoDB natively.

You need to either setup one using Google Cloud like we are in production or set one up yourself on a bare metal server or a VPS. Either ways, it is outside the scope of this documentation for the most part.

You can read more about setting up a database by following the official MongoDB documentation Once you’ve successfully done this, we need to setup an administrator with superuser capabilites. You can read more about setting this up here

To do this, first we need to open up the mongo shell and create our user adjusting the commands below as needed.

use admin
    user: "myUserAdmin",
    pwd: "abc123",
    roles: [ { role: "root", db: "admin" } ]

This will create a superuser role giving Erin complete control over the database. Take these credentials down as will you need to use them in the config file.

For Developers

Read the Developer Handbook to start contributing.