A real-time API and App dashboard for managing SQL database content.


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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 paywalls.
- REST & GraphQL API. Instantly layers a blazingly fast Node.js API on top of any SQL database.
- Manage pure SQL. Works with new or existing SQL databases, no migration required.
- Choose your database. Supports PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, OracleDB, CockroachDB, MariaDB, and MS-SQL.
- On-Prem or Cloud. Run locally, install on-premises, or use our
  self-service Cloud service (free tier available).
- Completely extensible. Built to white-label, it is easy to customize our modular platform.
- A modern dashboard. Our no-code Vue.js app is safe and intuitive for non-technical users, no training required.

🚀 Directus Cloud

Directus Cloud allows you to create free Community Cloud projects in 90 seconds.

- Free Community Cloud tier available (no credit card required)
- No product limitations or service usage quotas (unlimited users, API requests, etc)
- A modern self-service dashboard to create and monitor all your projects in one place
- End-to-end solution: Directus, database, serverless auto-scaling, storage, and a global CDN
- Hourly usage-based pricing for our Standard Cloud allows you to pay-as-you-go
- Select your desired region and provision a new project in ~90 seconds

⚙️ Installation

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

  1. ```
  2. npm init directus-project my-project
  3. ```

Or, using yarn:

  1. ```
  2. yarn create directus-project my-project
  3. ```

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.

📌 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
- MariaDB 10.2.7+
- SQLite 3+
- CockroachDB 21.1.13+[1]- MS SQL 13+[1]- OracleDB 19+[1][1] Older versions may work, but aren't officially tested/supported.

Supported OS

- Ubuntu 18.04
- CentOS / RHEL 8
- macOS Catalina or newer
- Windows 10/11
- Docker (DockerHub +

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

🤔 Community Help

The Directus Documentation is a great place to start, or explore these other channels:

- Discord (Live Discussions)
- GitHub Issues (Report Bugs)
- GitHub Discussions (Questions, Feature Requests)
- Twitter (Latest News)
- YouTube (Video Tutorials)

❤️ Contributing & Sponsoring

Please read our Contributing Guide before submitting Pull Requests.

All security vulnerabilities should be reported in accordance with our

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

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