NodeJS CMS API Guide

JSON API, delivered by Cloud CMS

Current version: 1.0.256. Released Feb 22, 2018.

The Cloud CMS NodeJS module can be included within any Node.js application so as to provide a helpful means of connecting and communicating with the Cloud CMS server.

To install the driver in your project, simply run the following command:

npm install gitana --save

This will install the gitana module and also update your package.json.

Then, to load the driver, simply require it within your code:

var Gitana = require("gitana");
Gitana.connect({...}, function() {
    // ...your code

Getting Started

To connect to Cloud CMS, you first need to have a set of API Keys. In Cloud CMS, API Keys consists of a client key/secret and a user key/secret. You pass these keys into the Gitana.connect method as a JSON object.

You can create as many API Keys as you would like. The basic process for getting your own keys is described in the Developers Getting Started Guide. Give that a shot and when you're done, you should have the following:

  • clientKey
  • clientSecret
  • username
  • password

You can then connect to Cloud CMS using a code block like the one shown below. Make sure to plug in the values for clientKey, clientSecret, username and password from the API Keys that you generate.

var Gitana = require("gitana");
    "clientKey": "{clientKey}",
    "clientSecret": "{clientSecret}",
    "username": "{username}",
    "password": "{password}",
    "baseURL": ""
}, function(err) {

    // here is some sample code of what we might then do

    // create a repository, get master branch
    this.createRepository().readBranch("master").then(function() {

        // create a few nodes
        this.createNode({ "title": "My second node" });
        this.createNode({ "title": "My third node", "name": "boo" });

        // query for nodes
        this.queryNodes({ "name": "boo" }).count(function(count) {
            console.log("count = " + count); // 1

    // create then delete a domain
        "title": "Users and Groups"



The NodeJS driver is a very powerful library that provides access to 100% of the capabilities of Cloud CMS from a programmatic perspective. It is therefore important to first familiarize yourself with the concepts presented in the Cloud CMS Documentation.

We also provide JS-Doc Code Documentation for all of the driver's classes and methods.

You may also want to take a look at the Cloud CMS JavaScript driver which forms the core for the Node.js module.

And finally, you should familiarize with the Cloud CMS REST API which covers HTTP-level information about all of the methods and operations available within Cloud CMS.

Fork the Code

The Cloud CMS NodeJS driver is 100% open-source (Apache 2.0) and so you're free to fork it, extend it and dig into it to learn about how it works. We provide hundreds of test files and thousands of unit tests within that demonstrate various code operations. It's really cool.

Bugs / Problems

If you run into a bug, please create an issue so that we can look at it.
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Support and Terms of Use

The NodeJS driver is free to use in your applications and projects. It is fully supported by Cloud CMS.