re: One open source project for admin panels, CRUD apps, & internal tools VIEW POST

re: Great! This is really cool. I have seen an internal portal side project kept getting postponed due to lack of time from people with web dev skills....

Thanks a lot Satish!

This is precisely why we built Appsmith. Too often there are tools that can be built to help a team or process in a company but it gets delayed because of other priorities. With Appsmith, there's no excuse 😄


Some queries out of curiosity. may be some of this will be answered if/when I try it out.

  1. Companies usually have a common authentication provider (say 'Okta') and all internal tools authenticate via SAML using that. These days they also insist no departments to have internal tools (even very simple) that handle authentication on their own for security reasons. Is there already a way to do that integration for app build with appsmith? or do you plan on adding that?

  2. How is the plans and pricing for your on-prem solution (or may be that's not yet decided? I will wait for your complete launch if that is the case).

  3. Can we use appsmith to build just the frontend alone and then code our own backend with full control? From the docs, I get a feeling that it comes with Mongo Db / set of supported databases and automatically builds backend API once we define the schema.

I'll try to answer each of your questions.

  1. We currently support Google, Github & form login. We are planning to add integrations to Okta, SAML & LDAP as well in the future. This is in the pipeline.

  2. For on-prem, it's free! 🎉 You can self-host the application by running a single installation script. Check out: docs.appsmith.com/quick-start#docker for details on self-hosting.

  3. Yes, you can absolutely build just the frontend while having full control of your backend code. You can integrate with any custom APIs that you already have. With DB integrations like Mongo/Postgresql, Appsmith doesn't really create any APIs. It allows you to run custom queries against the DB directly and use the results in the frontend app.

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