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Web-based MongoDB admin interface, written with Node.js and express
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(amd64/mongo-express build job)

Quick reference

What is mongo-express?

mongo-express is a web-based MongoDB admin interface written in Node.js, Express.js, and Bootstrap3.

How to use this image

$ docker run --link some_mongo_container:mongo -p 8081:8081 mongo-express

Then you can hit http://localhost:8081 or http://host-ip:8081 in your browser.

Security Notice

JSON documents are parsed through a javascript virtual machine, so the web interface can be used for executing malicious javascript on a server.

mongo-express should only be used privately for development purposes.


Environment vairables are passed to the run command for configuring a mongo-express container.

Name                            | Default         | Description
ME_CONFIG_BASICAUTH_USERNAME    | ''              | mongo-express web username
ME_CONFIG_BASICAUTH_PASSWORD    | ''              | mongo-express web password
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_ENABLE_ADMIN  | 'true'          | Enable admin access to all databases. Send strings: `"true"` or `"false"`
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_ADMINUSERNAME | ''              | MongoDB admin username
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_ADMINPASSWORD | ''              | MongoDB admin password
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_PORT          | 27017           | MongoDB port
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_SERVER        | 'mongo'         | MongoDB container name. Use comma delimited list of host names for replica sets.
ME_CONFIG_OPTIONS_EDITORTHEME   | 'default'       | mongo-express editor color theme, [more here](
ME_CONFIG_REQUEST_SIZE          | '100kb'         | Maximum payload size. CRUD operations above this size will fail in [body-parser](
ME_CONFIG_SITE_BASEURL          | '/'             | Set the baseUrl to ease mounting at a subdirectory. Remember to include a leading and trailing slash.
ME_CONFIG_SITE_COOKIESECRET     | 'cookiesecret'  | String used by [cookie-parser middleware]( to sign cookies.
ME_CONFIG_SITE_SESSIONSECRET    | 'sessionsecret' | String used to sign the session ID cookie by [express-session middleware](
ME_CONFIG_SITE_SSL_ENABLED      | 'false'         | Enable SSL.
ME_CONFIG_SITE_SSL_CRT_PATH     | ''              | SSL certificate file.
ME_CONFIG_SITE_SSL_KEY_PATH     | ''              | SSL key file.

The following are only needed if ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_ENABLE_ADMIN is "false"

Name                            | Default         | Description
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_AUTH_DATABASE | 'db'            | Database name
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_AUTH_USERNAME | 'admin'         | Database username
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_AUTH_PASSWORD | 'pass'          | Database password


$ docker run -it --rm \
    --name mongo-express \
    --link web_db_1:mongo \
    -p 8081:8081 \
    -e ME_CONFIG_BASICAUTH_PASSWORD="fairly long password" \

This example links to a container name typical of docker-compose, changes the editor's color theme, and enables basic authentication.

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