Check out the source code¶
You will need a Git client to checkout the source code. The code is available at the following url as a collection of git repositories:
The repository clowder containes the web frontend and is required. It should be cloned using the following command:
> git clone https://opensource.ncsa.illinois.edu/bitbucket/scm/cats/clowder.git
Most of the other repositories include specific extractors. Basic extractors are available in extractors-core:
> git clone https://opensource.ncsa.illinois.edu/bitbucket/scm/cats/extractors-core.git
With the required software in place and the code checked out, first start up MongoDB, then the web frontend.
The web frontend is setup using the sbt build system. Change directory into the Clowder main directory and run the code using the following command
To have access to other commands enter the sbt shell first and the use one of the many commands available (you can get a list by typing help in the shell). For example, to build the application for deployment type the following:
./sbt > dist
The default configuration is fine for simple testing, but if you would like to modify any of the settings, you can find
the all the configuration files under the
/conf directory. The following files are of particular importance:
/conf/application.confincludes all the basic configuration entries. For example the MongoDB credentials for deployments where MongoDB has non default configuration.
/conf/play.pluginsis used to turn on and off specific functionality in the system. Plugins specific to Clowder are available under
/conf/securesocial.confincludes configuration settings for email functionality when signup as well as ways to configure the different identity providers (for example Twitter or Facebook). More information can be found on the securesocial website.
The files above can be overriden following the instructions in Customization.