Welcome to the Aluminum Documentation.¶
What is Aluminum?¶
Setup and General Knowledge¶
In this documentation,
/ refers to the root directory of the Aluminum repository, except as otherwise noted.
To install Aluminum, simply clone the git repository, install the dependencies automatically with
npm, and copy the default user files from the
/defaults directory to
/usr. Starting the server is as simple as typing
npm start into your terminal.
Please see the installation guide for more detailed instructions on installing Aluminum.
Aluminum is controlled by JSON configuration files. These files are found in the
Aluminum offers several unique and useful features:
- Highly Customizable: Use an official extension, a community-contributed one, or make your own.
- Integrated Authentication Server: Verify end users’ identity without leaving the Aluminum platform.
- PHP support: If you’re uncomfortable using Node.js for server-side scripting, Aluminum is also compatible with PHP.
- And more: Remote system resource monitor, network based time synchronization, math rendering, simplified cryptography, etc.