Jitsu is a Command Line Tool (CLI) for managing and deploying Node.js applications. It's open-source and easy to use. We've designed jitsu to be suitable for command line beginners, but still be powerful and extensible enough for production usage. Jitsu's commands are available as user interface in webops. Jitsu day to day use:
Before using Jitsu a quick and easy installation is required. If required you can signup after.
npm is required for installing the
[sudo] npm install jitsu -g
If you prefer using git repositories over the package you can also install
jitsu by cloning the repository and linking with npm after. This would also allow you to contribute to jitsu more easily.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:nodejitsu/jitsu.git [sudo] npm link
Choose your preferred username and provide a password. If your username is already taken you will be provided with adequate feedback. Make sure you enter a valid e-mail address.
Before accessing our API through jitsu a login is required. You will be prompted to provide you username and password. Your password will be hidden, e.g. if you type you'll not see any characters. Don't worry it is working as intended. After your logged in every command you execute with
jitsu is against your account.
After providing the correct credentials you should see
info: Authenticated as [username] info: Nodejitsu ok
If you would like to switch between users or make sure you logged out, for instance when you're on a public device, simply execute
We reduced the hurdle of the first step by preparing some demo applications. To try one make sure you are in a writable directory, e.g. your home folder. See below for an example of installing the helloworld demo server. If you would like to choose another demo, simply type
jitsu install helloworld
If you receive an
EACCES error the current directory is not writable for jitsu. If all goes well, you will be prompted to start the application, by default the server will be listening to port 8080. To check the results visit http://localhost:8080/. If you get an
EADDRINUSE error the port 8080 is already in use. Close the other application before starting the helloworld demo.
This application is running locally, see deploying under additional commands to get it running on our cloud.
Jitsu is a very powerful tool with numerous additional tools. See more documentation about:
- Managing application
- View the logs
- Environment control
- Manage snapshots
- Jitsu configuration
- User management
- Manage databases
- Control your tokens
Useful commands for business plans
Learn how to set up Nodejitsu's tool for app deployment and be ready for action.See the guide