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Install Actinium

Step 1: Reactium CLI

If you don't have it already, globally install the Reactium CLI
npm install -g reactium

Step 2: Install Database

Actinium relies on MongoDB as its database service. You will need to set up a local instance for development purposes.
You can install MongoDB however you wish, but Homebrew is an easy way.

Install Homebrew

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)"

Install MongoDB

If you're not sure if you have MongoDB installed already or are running an older version that may not be supported, you can run:
brew services stop mongodb
brew uninstall mongodb
brew tap mongodb/brew
brew install mongodb-community

Run MongoDB Service

brew services start mongodb-community

Step 3: Create DB Users

If this is your first time running MongoDB locally, you'll need to create the root admin user account.

Create DB Admin User

mongo
use admin
db.createUser({user:"dbadmin", pwd:"PASSWORD", roles:[{role:"root", db:"admin"}]})
Note: be sure to replace PASSWORD with the actual password you wish to use

Create DB Actinium User

use actinium
db.createUser({user:"actinium", pwd:"PASSWORD", roles:["readWrite"]})
exit
Note: be sure to replace PASSWORD with the actual password you wish to use

Step 4: Install Actinium

cd /YOUR/PROJECT
reactium init
[ARCLI] > Initialize what type of project?:
Reactium (Web Application)
❯ Actinium (Web API)
[ARCLI] > Initialize Actinium here?: (y/N) y

Step 5: Configure Actinium

Configure Actinium to run using the default db and user:
cd /WHERE/YOU/SAVED/ACTINIUM
reactium db -u "mongodb://actinium:PASSWORD@localhost:27017/actinium"

Step 6: Run Locally

npm run local
Done!
To view the Database Dashboard provided by Parse Server: