Active Admin is a framework for creating administration style interfaces. It abstracts common business application patterns to make it simple for developers to implement beautiful and elegant interfaces with very little effort.
Active Admin is released as a Ruby Gem. The gem is to be installed within a Ruby on Rails application. To install, simply add the following to your Gemfile:
# Gemfile gem 'activeadmin'
After updating your bundle, run the installer
rails generate active_admin:install
The installer creates an initializer used for configuring defaults used by
Active Admin as well as a new folder at
app/admin to put all your admin
Migrate your db and start the server:
$> rails db:migrate $> rails server
http://localhost:3000/admin and log in using:
- User: [email protected]
- Password: password
Voila! You’re on your brand new Active Admin dashboard.
To register your first model, run:
$> rails generate active_admin:resource [MyModelName]
This creates a file at
app/admin/my_model_names.rb for configuring the
resource. Refresh your web browser to see the interface.
Now that you have a working Active Admin installation, learn how to customize it: