Apostrophe CMS

Learn how to configure Apostrophe CMS for use with Filebase.

What is Apostrophe CMS?

Apostrophe CMS is an open-source CMS product built using NodeJS that features an in-context editing service and a headless full-stack JavaScript environment. Apostrophe CMS supports Windows, macOS X, and Linux operating systems.
Read below to learn how to use Apostrophe CMS with Filebase.


  • Download and install Apostrophe CMS.
  • Sign up for a free Filebase account.
  • Have your Filebase Access and Secret Keys. Learn how to view your access keys here.
  • Create a Filebase Bucket. Learn how to create a bucket here.

1. Create an Apostrophe CMS project with the following command:

apos create test-project

2. Navigate into the project’s directory:

cd test-project

3. Install the dependencies for your project:

npm install

4. Add an admin user to the admin group and set a password:

node app.js apostrophe-users:add admin admin

5. Start your project with the command:

node app.js

6. To configure your project to store files on Filebase, edit the app.js file to reflect the configuration of the following module:

modules: {
'apostrophe-attachments': {
uploadfs: {
backend: 's3',
endpoint: ‘’,
region: 'us-east-1'
Replace the following values to reflect your configuration:
  • FILEBASE_ACCESS_KEY: Filebase Access Key
  • FILEBASE_SECRET_KEY: Filebase Secret Key
  • FILEBASE_BUCKET_NAME: Filebase Bucket Name
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