Programming language: JavaScript
License: MIT License
Tags: File Sharing and Synchronization     Distributed filesystems     Single-click/drag-n-drop upload     Coquelicot    

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A publish-subscribe real-tive file sharing system.

Live: https://auspham.dev/FireShare

Technology used

  • Backend: NodeJS, Express
  • Database: MongoDB Atlas
  • FrontEnd: ReactJS
  • Pub-Sub: Socket.IO
  • Testing:
    • Backend: Mocha, Chai,
    • Frontend: WebdriverIO
  • Cloud Hosting: Heroku (because I expired my other clouds credit), Github Page.







  • Login, Register, Authentication using JWT Token.
  • Database.
  • Upload/Share/Unshare/Edit/Remove/Download file with other people - with Authentication
  • Pub-sub model on file with real time update.

What can user do?

  1. User can create an account/register an account. To register, the email must not be used by any other user.
  2. Owner can upload/share/delete his file with anyone who is in the system.
  3. If owner shared with someone, owner can remove his file from sharing with that person, or choose not to share with anyone.
  4. Owner can rename the file - by clicking at the name of the file.
  5. User can see which file is shared with him, he can choose to unshare it if he wants.
  6. User have real-time update on the file he subscribes (is shared/owned) to.
  7. User can download if the file is shared to him or is owned by him. - Only user who has these privilege can download the file

How to run

Go to backend, install and start the server

cd backend/
npm install && npm start

Server should be in localhost:5000. Please reserve this port for the application, else you can modify it in Constants.js, backend/test/basic.js

Go to frontend, install and start the server

cd frontend/
npm install && npm start

You can access the website in localhost:3000 by default

For testing:

Please leave both front-back end application on.


cd frontend/
npm run test

Your chrome browser’s version has to be 77 and above for the test to run.


cd backend/
npm run test

That’s it. Now enjoy the application running.

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