Default Routes

Composer server projects come with a selection of default routes that are provided out-of-the-box. These include:

  • Access Control Lists
  • Default Index
  • OpenAPI documentation (HTML / json)
  • Prometheus metrics

Access Control Lists

When ACLs are enabled (via config.ts) the server automatically registers the /acls route handler. This route handler responds to the standard built-in operations for the endpoints for all requests sent to the /acls path as follows.

  • GET /acls - Searches all ACLs
  • POST /acls - Creates a new ACL
  • DELETE /acls - Deletes all ACLs
  • GET /acls/count - Searches all ACLs and return the count
  • GET /acls/:id - Returns a single existing ACL
  • PUT /acls/:id - Updates a single existing ACL
  • DELETE /acls/:id - Deletes a single existing ACL

When the server starts up, the system automatically scans all route handler classes that inherit from ModelRoute and retrieve their defaultACL. This default ACL is associated with all collection oriented requests for a given data model (e.g. create, findAll, truncate) where the uid of the ACL is the name of the data model class.

Individual record ACL objects are associated with their actual objects by using the uid value for both the object and the ACL itself. These objects will then specify the type ACL as it’s parent, in order to inherit default behavior from the class.

Default Index

The default index route handler binds to the / endpoint and handles all GET requests. It is a simple handler that returns basic information about the service such as its name, version and server time. The resulting output looks like this.


OpenAPI Documentation

The OpenAPI default route provides access to the server’s OpenAPI specification in both HTML and json form.

  • GET /api-docs - Returns the server’s OpenAPI specification in HTML format
  • GET /openapi.json - Returns the server’s OpenAPI specification in JSON format

Prometheus Metrics

The Composer server comes with built-in support for Prometheus metrics and is exposed via the /metrics endpoint.

  • GET /metrics - Returns all Prometheus metrics for the server
  • GET /metrics/:name - Returns the Prometheus metric with the given name