OpenConnector Installation

  1. Copy the OpenConnector source files into the directory where you want the node.js application to reside
  2. Copy settings.default.js to settings.js and modify settings.js to reflect your server setup
  3. From that directory, execute 'npm install' to install all the module dependencies for the NodeJs application.
  4. To run OpenConnector as a daemon, we created an Upstart script that runs the node.js app at startup and will also restart the app in case of a crash. An example of the restart script is found at misc/openconnector.conf in the downloaded installation package.  If using the upstart script, place openconnector.conf in the /etc/init directory and make sure to edit the file to match the actual path to the OpenConnector NodeJs installation.
  5. Upon startup of the server, openConnector will automatically start running
  6. To manually start OpenConnector (using the provided upstart script), execute 'start openconnector' from the command line.
  7. To manually stop OpenConnector (using the provided upstart script), execute 'stop openconnector' from the command line.