Code Quality Rank: L4
Programming language: TypeScript
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 only
Tags: Content Management Systems (CMS)    
Latest version: v9.0.1

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🐰 Introduction

Directus is a real-time API and App dashboard for managing SQL database content.

  • Free & open-source. No artificial limitations, vendor lock-in, or hidden pricing.
  • REST & GraphQL API. Instantly adds a blazingly fast Node.js API layer to your database.
  • Manage pure SQL. Works with existing SQL databases, or helps build new architectures from scratch.
  • Choose your database. Supports PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, OracleDB, MariaDB and MS-SQL.
  • Allows self-hosting. Choose your hosting and infrastructure, run locally, or deeply integrate on-premises.
  • Completely extensible. Built to white-label, it is easy to customize our modular platform.
  • A modern dashboard. A Vue.js Admin App so safe and intuitive, non-technical users require no training.

Learn more about Directus on our website.

⚙️ Installation

Create a new Directus project by running the following npm command:

npm init directus-project my-project

Or, using yarn:

yarn create directus-project my-project

Simply follow the setup prompts and the CLI will create your new project directory (eg: my-project), configuration file, and initial database. To get the most out of Directus, and to ensure you have the latest security patches, it is important to keep your projects up-to-date.

🚀 One-Click Deployments

If you would like to completely avoid the manual installation process, the following self-hosted one-click apps will handle the heavy-lifting for you. While Directus is always completely free, you will likely need to pay for these services.

DigitalOcean Heroku Platform.sh Zeet

📌 Requirements

Directus only requires Node.js and supports most operating systems and SQL database vendors.

  • Node.js 12.20+
  • npm 6.x+

Supported Databases

  • PostgreSQL 10+
  • MySQL 5.7.8+ / 8+ (with mysql_native_password)
  • MariaDB 10.2.7+
  • SQLite 3+
  • MS SQL 13+[1]
  • OracleDB 19+[1]

[1] Older versions may work, but aren't officially supported.

Supported OS

  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • CentOS / RHEL 8
  • macOS Catalina or newer
  • Windows 10
  • Docker (DockerHub + Dockerfile)

Other operating systems may also work, but are not officially supported.

🤔 Community Help

In addition to the Directus Documentation, you can also request help via the following channels:

❤️ Contributing & Sponsoring

Please read our [Contributing Guide](./contributing.md) before submitting Pull Requests.

All security vulnerabilities should be reported in accordance with our Security Policy.

Directus is a premium open-source ([GPLv3](./license)) project, made possible with support from our passionate core team, talented contributors, and amazing GitHub Sponsors. Thank you all!

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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Directus README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.