This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to install Forest Admin

Start your installation on, by clicking "Install Forest Admin":

You'll be taken to a sign-up form to create your account and first project:

On the next screen, click on "Plug your datasource" to get started:

If you don't have an application yet, you can follow the "Read the guide" link or contact our team who can help you get started.

At this point, you face 2 choices:

  • Generate a dedicated admin panel application from your database;

  • Install directly Forest Admin into your existing application if it's one of the following: Rails, Express/Sequelize, Express/Mongoose.

If your application uses a framework we support, you should definitely go with the second solution, because your relationships between tables will be added and updated automatically. Otherwise, Lumber is a great alternative which generates an admin panel application inside your app.

Once you've made up your mind, select your datasource and follow the on-screen instructions:

For a more detailed tutorial, check out the following pages: