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.

⚙️ Installation

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

npx create-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.

? 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+
  • SQLite 3+
  • MS-SQL X.X+
  • OracleDB X.X+