Adonisjs Admin Panel Generator is a package that helps you quickly scaffold your typical CRUD admin interfaces. It generates the admin panel code based on the existing (migrated) table in the database

Usage no npm install needed!

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AdonisJS CRUD Generator

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This package allows you easily generate admin dashboard for your existing AdonisJS app. The package generates the following:

  • Migrations
  • Controllers
  • Model
  • Routes
  • Views

Currently Supported

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQLite


  • Adonisjs v4
  • Node >=8
  • Mysql >=5
  • PostgreSQL >=10



You can install the package via NPM:

npm install @shagital/adonisjs-crud-generator

Or with yarn

yarn add @shagital/adonisjs-crud-generator


  • Run adonis acl:setup to create role permission migrations if you've not already done that
  • Run adonis crud:init to generate default files for admin panel.
  • Default admin password will be shown to you when the command is done. Copy it somewhere for login. In case you forget or need to change it, you can open database/migrations/admin_default_role_permission.js to see the password. You can also change password after login
  • Update config/crudGenerator to specify admin model
  • Add role&permission traits to admin User model:
static get traits () {
    return [
  • adonis key:generate to generate App key
  • Configure authentication
To use API:
  • Open config/auth.js and change authenticator to jwt
  • Open config/shield.js. Under csrf section, set enable to false
To use views:
  • Open config/auth.js and change authenticator to session
  • Open config/shield.js. Under csrf section, set enable to true
  • Don't forget to uncomment the view codes in the generated controller files

  • Open start/kernel.js and make sure 'Adonis/Acl/Init' is in the globalMiddleware array
  • In start/kernel.js, add the following to namedMiddleware:
is: 'Adonis/Acl/Is',
can: 'Adonis/Acl/Can',
  • In start/app.js, make sure the following exists in providers array:
  • In start/app.js, add the following to alias array:
Role: 'Adonis/Acl/Role',
Permission: 'Adonis/Acl/Permission',
  • In start/app.js, add the following to commands array:
  • The default admin email is administrator@webmail.com. You can change the email before running migration
  • Run migration adonis migration:run to create admin user and set up roles and permissions
  • Start your adonis app adonis serve
  • Cd to the vue app directory cd /resources/views/admin
  • Run npm install or yarn install to install dependencies
  • At this point, your admin dashboard should be ready to use
  • Run npm run dev or yarn dev to start the admin app in development mode
  • You should be able to change your password after successful login


To generate CRUD management for table regions, run adonis crud:generate regions and the following will be created

  • Controller app/Controllers/Http/Admin/RegionController
  • start/routes.js file will be updated with new routes
  • Region model will be created with appropriate relationships, getters, setters and hooks
  • A migration file will be generated to add new permissions for the admin
  • Vue files will be generated and sidebar will be updated with new links

Navigate to your app and you should see the Region menu on the sidebar

Available Commands

  • adonis crud:controller tableName: This creates controller file and route
  • adonis crud:model tableName: This creates model file with relationships
  • adonis crud:permission tableName: This creates migration file for crud permissions
  • adonis crud:view tableName: This creates vue files
  • adonis crud:init tableName: This runs all of the above commands


  • --connection: This option allows you specify which DB connection to use for the command e.g adonis crud:controller tableName --connection=sqlite

NB: The connection must have been defined in config/database.js

  • --migrate: This option is available for the crud:generate and crud:permission commands. It tells the system to automatically run the migration after creation.
  • --prefix: This option is available when initialising the CRUD with crud:init. It allows you specify a prefix for the admin endpoints that'll be created. If not specified, the system generates a random prefix


Run npm run build or yarn build

  • Your view app should be available on http:<BASE_URL>/admin

Note: In running the commands, if you don't have adonis CLI installed globally, you can use node ace instead. For example, to generate CRUD for table posts, run node ace crud:generate posts


If an error occurs while executing any of the command, it'll crash. Simply check your log to find out what went wrong - likely a file/directory permission issue, then run the command again.

Note: Except otherwise stated, the commands always overwrite existing files (with same name)








  • Add tests
  • Add support for React


If you have a feature you'd like to add, kindly send a Pull Request (PR)


If you discover any security related issues, please email zacchaeus@shagital.com instead of using the issue tracker.



The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.