Forest Admin is designed for developers working on small and large projects alike.
Get your admin panel up and running in a flash with all the features you expect from an advanced product.
All of your CRUD operations are natively supported. The API automatically supports your data models' validation and allows you to easily extend or override any API routes' with your very own custom logic.
Forest Admin has a built-in search allowing you to run basic queries to retrieve your application's data. Set advanced filters based on fields and relationships to handle complex search use cases.
Sorting and pagination features are natively handled by the Admin API. We're continuously optimizing how queries are run in order to display results faster and reduce the load of your servers.
A custom action is a button which allows you to trigger an API call to execute a custom logic. With virtually no limitations, you can extend the way you manipulate data and trigger actions (e.g. refund a customer, apply a coupon, ban a user, etc.)
Sometimes you need to export your data to a good old fashioned CSV. Yes, we know this can come in handy sometimes :-)
Get in app access to a subset of your application data by doing a basic search or typing an SQL query or implementing an API route.
Forest Admin is able to tap into your actual data to chart out your metrics using a simple UI panel, a SQL query or a custom API call.
The WYSIWYG interface saves you a tremendous amount of frontend development time using drag'n'drop as well as advanced widgets to build customizable views.
Code your own views using JS, HTML, and CSS to display your application data in a more appropriate way (e.g. Kanban, Map, Calendar, Gallery, etc.).
Without any lines of code, manage directly from the UI who has access or can act on which data using a team-based permission system.
Leverage data from third-party services by reconciling it with your application’s data and providing it directly to your Admin Panel. All your actions can be performed at the same place, bringing additional intelligence to your Admin Panel and ensuring consistency.
Assign your teammates to specific tasks, leave a note or simply comment a record, thereby simplifying collaboration all across your organization.
Monitor each action executed and follow the trail of modification on any data with an extensive activity log system.
Generate the admin API of your application using our open-source agent and say hello to your brand new admin panel.
Forest Admin is designed from the ground up with flexibility in mind. From the API to the UI, everything is customizable to let you handle even the most complex scenario.Learn more about API customization
Forest Admin consists of two components:
The Admin Frontend is the user interface where you'll manage your data and configuration.
The Admin Backend is an API hosted on your servers where you can find and extend your data models and all the business logic (routes, actions, …) related to your admin panel.
When you run your admin backend, it will:
• Analyse the structure of your database models and send the metadata required to build your Admin Frontend (the Forest Admin Schema) to the Forest Admin servers.
• Generate the Admin API which covers all the standard Admin features you'll need (e.g. CRUD, search & filters, pagination, sorting, etc.)
When logging in to your Admin Frontend in your browser, you will connect to 2 different servers:
• The Forest Admin servers to retrieve the Forest Admin UI based on the Forest Admin Schema.
• The Admin Backend to retrieve your Application Data through the Admin API.
The connection to both servers (the Admin Backend and the Forest Admin Servers) are protected using 2 different JWT signed by 2 different keys:
1. the FOREST_ENV_SECRET to authenticate all requests made to the Forest Admin Servers
2. the FOREST_AUTH_SECRET to authenticate all requests made to the Admin API
IMPORTANT: The FOREST_AUTH_SECRET is chosen freely by you and is never disclosed to anyone.
The Admin Frontend has an option to completely disable any 3rd-party provider that could track data available from your browser to guarantee the respect of data privacy.
The IP whitelisting feature allows you to create a list of trusted IP addresses or IP ranges from which your users can both access to the Admin Frontend and interact with your Admin Backend API.
You're free to host your Admin Backend wherever you want to be compliant with your security infrastucture (DMZ, VPN, etc.).
We know that with scalability comes great responsibility. That’s why we made sure to provide a business grade level of security: enforced 2FA, IP Whitelist (to name a few) comes out-of-the-box with Forest Admin.
Data transits through the admin API hosted on your servers to your end-user browser, while remaining invisible to our Forest Admin servers.
We’re already working with companies compliant with Industry Standard Certifications
PCI DSS certification