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Vault UI

This README outlines the details of collaborating on this Ember application.

Ember CLI Version Matrix

Vault VersionEmber Version


You will need the following things properly installed on your computer.

In order to enforce the same version of yarn across installs, the yarn binary is included in the repo in the .yarn/releases folder. To update to a different version of yarn, use the yarn policies set-version VERSION command. For more information on this, see the documentation.

Running a Vault Server

Before running Vault UI locally, a Vault server must be running. First, ensure Vault dev is built according the the instructions in ../ To start a single local Vault server:

  • yarn vault

To start a local Vault cluster:

  • yarn vault:cluster

These commands may also be aliased on your local device.

Running / Development

To get all of the JavaScript dependencies installed, run this in the ui directory:

  • yarn

If you want to run Vault UI and proxy back to a Vault server running on the default port, 8200, run the following in the ui directory:

  • yarn start

This will start an Ember CLI server that proxies requests to port 8200, and enable live rebuilding of the application as you change the UI application code. Visit your app at http://localhost:4200.

If your Vault server is running on a different port you can use the long-form version of the npm script:

ember server --proxy=http://localhost:PORT

To run yarn with mirage, do:

  • yarn start:mirage handlername

Where handlername is one of the options exported in mirage/handlers/index

Code Generators

Make use of the many generators for code, try ember help generate for more details. If you're using a component that can be widely-used, consider making it an addon component instead (see this PR for more details)

eg. a reusable component named foo that you'd like in the core engine

  • ember g component foo --in lib/core
  • echo "export { default } from 'core/components/foo';" > lib/core/app/components/foo.js

Running Tests

Running tests will spin up a Vault dev server on port 9200 via a pretest script that testem (the test runner) executes. All of the acceptance tests then run, proxing requests back to that server.

  • yarn run test:oss
  • yarn run test:oss -s to keep the test server running after the initial run.
  • yarn run test -f="policies" to filter the tests that are run. -f gets passed into QUnit's filter config


  • yarn lint
  • yarn lint:fix

Building Vault UI into a Vault Binary

We use the embed package from Go 1.16+ to build the static assets of the Ember application into a Vault binary.

This can be done by running these commands from the root directory run: make static-dist make dev-ui

This will result in a Vault binary that has the UI built-in - though in a non-dev setup it will still need to be enabled via the ui config or setting VAULT_UI environment variable.

Further Reading / Useful Links