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Quick Start for Production

Using Heroku

  1. Go to
  2. (Optional) Input INSTALL_PLUGINS to install plugins

Using docker-compose

git clone growi
cd growi
docker-compose up

See also weseek/growi-docker-compose


Migration Guide from Crowi is here.


  • Node.js v10.x (DON'T USE 11.x)
  • npm 6.x
  • yarn
  • MongoDB 3.x

See confirmed versions.

Optional Dependencies

How to start

Build and run the app

git clone
cd growi
MONGO_URI=mongodb://MONGO_HOST:MONGO_PORT/growi npm start

DO NOT USE npm install, use yarn instead.

If you launch growi with ElasticSearch, add environment variables before npm start like following:

export MONGO_URI=mongodb://MONGO_HOST:MONGO_PORT/growi
npm start

For more info, see Developers Guide.

Command details

command desc npm run build:prod Build the client npm run server:prod Launch the server npm start Invoke npm run build:prod and npm run server:prod

How to upgrade

git pull
npm start

How to install plugins

  • Stop server if server is running
  • yarn add to install plugin or npm install
  • npm start to build client app and start server


yarn add growi-plugin-lsx
npm start

For more info, see Developers Guide on

Environment Variables

  • Required
    • MONGO_URI: URI to connect to MongoDB.
  • Option
    • NODE_ENV: production OR development.
    • PORT: Server port. default: 3000.
    • NO_CDN: If true, system doesn't use CDN, all resources will be downloaded from CDN when build client, and served by the GROWI Express server. default: false.
    • ELASTICSEARCH_URI: URI to connect to Elasticearch.
    • REDIS_URI: URI to connect to Redis (use it as a session store instead of MongoDB).
    • PASSWORD_SEED: A password seed used by password hash generator.
    • SECRET_TOKEN: A secret key for verifying the integrity of signed cookies.
    • SESSION_NAME: The name of the session ID cookie to set in the response by Express. default: connect.sid
    • FILE_UPLOAD: Attached files storage. default: aws
      • aws : AWS S3 (needs AWS settings on Admin page)
      • mongodb : MongoDB GridFS (Setting-less)
      • local : Server's Local file system (Setting-less)
      • none : Disable file uploading
    • MAX_FILE_SIZE: The maximum file size limit for uploads (bytes). default: Infinity
    • MONGO_GRIDFS_TOTAL_LIMIT: Total capacity limit of MongoDB GridFS (bytes). default: Infinity
    • SAML_USES_ONLY_ENV_VARS_FOR_SOME_OPTIONS: If true, the system uses only the value of the environment variable as the value of the SAML option that can be set via the environment variable.
    • PUBLISH_OPEN_API: Publish GROWI OpenAPI resources with ReDoc. Visit /api-docs.
    • FORCE_WIKI_MODE: Forces wiki mode. default: undefined
      • public : Forces all pages to become public
      • private : Forces all pages to become private
      • undefined : Publicity will be configured by the admin security page settings
    • FORMAT_NODE_LOG: If false, Output server log as JSON. defautl: true (Enabled only when NODE_ENV=production)
  • Option to integrate with external systems
    • HACKMD_URI: URI to connect to HackMD(CodiMD) server.
    • HACKMD_URI_FOR_SERVER: URI to connect to HackMD(CodiMD) server from GROWI Express server. If not set, HACKMD_URI will be used.
    • PLANTUML_URI: URI to connect to PlantUML server.
    • BLOCKDIAG_URI: URI to connect to blockdiag server.
  • Option (Overwritable in admin page)
    • APP_SITE_URL: Site URL. e.g.,
    • LOCAL_STRATEGY_ENABLED: Enable or disable ID/Pass login
    • LOCAL_STRATEGY_USES_ONLY_ENV_VARS_FOR_SOME_OPTIONS: Prioritize env vars than values in DB for some ID/Pass login options
    • SAML_ENABLED: Enable or disable SAML
    • SAML_USES_ONLY_ENV_VARS_FOR_SOME_OPTIONS: Prioritize env vars than values in DB for some SAML options
    • SAML_ENTRY_POINT: IdP entry point
    • SAML_ISSUER: Issuer string to supply to IdP
    • SAML_ATTR_MAPPING_ID: Attribute map for id
    • SAML_ATTR_MAPPING_USERNAME: Attribute map for username
    • SAML_ATTR_MAPPING_MAIL: Attribute map for email
    • SAML_ATTR_MAPPING_FIRST_NAME: Attribute map for first name
    • SAML_ATTR_MAPPING_LAST_NAME: Attribute map for last name
    • SAML_CERT: PEM-encoded X.509 signing certificate string to validate the response from IdP
    • OAUTH_GOOGLE_CLIENT_ID: Google API client id for OAuth login.
    • OAUTH_GOOGLE_CLIENT_SECRET: Google API client secret for OAuth login.
    • OAUTH_GITHUB_CLIENT_ID: GitHub API client id for OAuth login.
    • OAUTH_GITHUB_CLIENT_SECRET: GitHub API client secret for OAuth login.
    • OAUTH_TWITTER_CONSUMER_KEY: Twitter consumer key(API key) for OAuth login.
    • OAUTH_TWITTER_CONSUMER_SECRET: Twitter consumer secret(API secret) for OAuth login.



Found a Bug?

If you found a bug in the source code, you can help us by submitting an issue to our GitHub Repository. Even better, you can submit a Pull Request with a fix.

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You can request a new feature by submitting an issue to our GitHub Repository. If you would like to implement a new feature, firstly please submit the issue with your proposal to make sure we can confirm it. Please clarify what kind of change you would like to propose.

  • For a Major Feature, firstly open an issue and outline your proposal so it can be discussed.
    It also allows us to coordinate better, prevent duplication of work and help you to create the change so it can be successfully accepted into the project.
  • Small Features can be created and directly submitted as a Pull Request.


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