Firely Server Administration API

The Administration database utilizes the Administration API. The endpoint for this API is:


The following functions are available in the Administration API:


You can configure the Administration API, including restricting access to functions of the Administration API to specific ip addresses.This configuration is part of Firely Server settings.

"Administration": {
  "Repository": "SQLite", //Memory / SQL / MongoDb
  "MongoDbOptions": {
    "ConnectionString": "mongodb://localhost/vonkadmin",
    "EntryCollection": "vonkentries"
  "SqlDbOptions": {
    "ConnectionString": "connectionstring to your Firely Server Admin SQL Server database (SQL2012 or newer); Set MultipleActiveResultSets=True",
    "SchemaName": "vonkadmin",
    "AutoUpdateDatabase": true,
    "MigrationTimeout": 1800 // in seconds
    //"AutoUpdateConnectionString" : "set this to the same database as 'ConnectionString' but with credentials that can alter the database. If not set, defaults to the value of 'ConnectionString'"
  "SQLiteDbOptions": {
    "ConnectionString": "Data Source=./data/vonkadmin.db",
    "AutoUpdateDatabase": true,
    "MigrationTimeout": 1800 // in seconds
  "Security": {
    "AllowedNetworks": [ "::1" ], // i.e.: ["", "::1" (ipv6 localhost), "", "", ""]
    "OperationsToBeSecured": [ "reindex", "reset", "preload" ]

Choosing your storage

The Administration API uses a database separately from the main ‘Firely Server Data’ database. Historically, SQL Server, MongoDB and Memory are supported as databases for the Administration API.
As of Firely Server (Vonk) version 0.7.1, SQLite is advised for this, and we have made that the default configuration. See Using SQLite on how to configure for this.

  1. Repository: Choose which type of repository you want. Valid values are:

  1. Memory

  2. SQL

  3. SQLite

  4. MongoDb

  1. MongoDbOptions: Use these with "Repository": "MongoDb", see Using MongoDB for details.

  2. SqlDbOptions: Use these with "Repository": "SQL", see Using SQL server for details.

  3. SQLiteDbOptions: Use these with "Repository": "SQLite", see Using SQLite for details.

Limited access

  1. Security: You can restrict access to the operations listed in OperationsToBeSecured to only be invoked from the IP addresses listed in AllowedNetworks.

  • Operations that can be secured are:

  • The AllowedNetworks have to be valid IP addresses, either IPv4 or IPv6, and masks are allowed.