Installing Kuzzle Backoffice

The Kuzzle Backoffice is a handy web application that helps you administrate Kuzzle. You can use it to manage your data, subscribe to real-time notifications and manage security rules.

You can use the publicly hosted Kuzzle Backoffice. If you want to host the Kuzzle Backoffice on your own server, you can download the source code here.

In both cases, you'll be able to select the Kuzzle server you want to manage once the Backoffice starts up.

Select the Kuzzle server to connect to

The Kuzzle Backoffice automatically looks for a Kuzzle server on localhost:7512. If none is present, you will be prompted to choose a Kuzzle instance to connect to.

You can tell the Backoffice to connect to any Kuzzle server by clicking on the "Choose Environment" dropdown menu, then by selecting "Create new".

Kuzzle Backoffice is trying to connect to a Kuzzle server

Create a new Backoffice environment by providing the address of the Kuzzle server you want to administrate. You can associate it with a custom name (e.g. "Development" or "My First Kuzzle") and a color (e.g. red may be a good idea for production environments).

Create an admin account

At this point, Kuzzle is still pristine, which means that no admin account has been set-up: this means that the anonymous user has full rights on the server.

Kuzzle Backoffice prompts the creation of a first admin account

The Backoffice will prompt you with an admin account name and a password. Leave the "Reset anonymous account rights" unchecked, as we will use the anonymous account in the next steps of this tutorial.

Once you created the admin account, use its credentials to log-in.