#atomic #server #cli #fetch

app atomic-server

Create, share and standardize linked atomic data!

18 releases (breaking)

0.22.3 Feb 20, 2021
0.21.0 Jan 24, 2021
0.18.0 Dec 26, 2020
0.17.0 Nov 22, 2020
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MIT and maybe LGPL-2.1/LGPL-3.0



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Status: Alpha. Not ready for production time. Prone to changes and corrupt databases when upgrading. Changelog

The easiest way to share Atomic Data on the web. Demo on atomicdata.dev

  • No runtime dependencies, fast, runs on all platforms
  • Embedded HTTP / HTTPS / HTTP2.0 server
  • Serialization to HTML, JSON, Linked Data (RDF/XML, N-Triples / Turtle / JSON-LD) and AD3

Powered by Rust, atomic-lib, actix-web, Sled and more.

When should you use this

  • You want to make (high-value) datasets as easily accessible as possible
  • You can afford to create or find an Atomic Schema for your dataset (use atomic-cli new class for this). Example classes here.
  • You want to use and share linked data, but don't want to deal with most of the complexities of RDF, SPARQL, Triple Stores, Named Graphs and Blank Nodes.
  • You like living on the edge (this application is not production ready)

Getting started

Run using docker

The dockerfile is located in the project root, above this server folder.

  • Run: docker run -p 80:80 -p 443:443 -v atomic-storage:/atomic-storage joepmeneer/atomic-server
  • Take note of the Agent Subject and Private key, you should use these in the atomic-cli and atomic-data-browser clients for authorization.
  • If you want to update, run docker pull joepmeneer/atomic-server and docker should fetch the latest version.

Install from source

Install Cargo to build from source.

# Clone this repoo
git clone git@github.com:joepio/atomic.git
cd atomic/server
# Optional, but recommended: Create a new .env using the template.
cp default.env .env
# Run the server. It creates a store in ~/.config/atomic/db by default
cargo run
# Or tun the extra-cool desktop version with a presence in your app tray
cargo run --features desktop
# Visit http://localhost

Running from cargo

You can also install with cargo install atomic-server, but this binary will also require:

  • the /templates directory
  • the /static directory


Check out ./example_requests.http for various HTTP requests to the server.

Set up on own domain

If you want to run Atomic Server on your own VPS + domain, make sure to correctly set the .env. See default.env for a template and explanation of variables.

Use atomic-cli as client

atomic-cli is a useful terminal tool for interacting with atomic-server. It makes it easy to query and edit Atomic Data from the command line. Check it out.

Get individual resources

You can fetch individual items by sending a GET request to their URL.

# Fetch as AD3 triples
curl -i -H "Accept: application/ad3-ndjson" https://atomicdata.dev/properties/shortname
# Fetch as JSON-LD
curl -i -H "Accept: application/ld+json" https://atomicdata.dev/properties/shortname
# Fetch as JSON
curl -i -H "Accept: application/json" https://atomicdata.dev/properties/shortname
# Fetch as Turtle / N3
curl -i -H "Accept: text/turtle" https://atomicdata.dev/properties/shortname

Query the store with Triple Pattern Fragments

# Fetch as AD3 triples
curl -i -H "Accept: application/ad3-ndjson" "https://atomicdata.dev/tpf?subject=&property=&value=description"


You'll probably want to make your Atomic Data available through HTTPS. You can use the embedded HTTPS / TLS setup powered by LetsEncrypt, acme_lib and rustls. To setup HTTPS, we'll need to set some environment variables. Open .env and set:


Run the server cargo run. Make sure the server is accessible at ATOMIC_DOMAIN at port 80, because Let's Encrypt will send an HTTP request to this server's /.well-known directory to check the keys. It will now initialize the certificate. Read the logs, watch for errors.

HTTPS certificates are automatically renewed when the server is restarted, and the certs are 4 weeks or older.


# This also makes sure that cli and server work, plus it test the db feature
cargo test --all

Performance benchmarking

# Install drill
cargo install drill
drill -b benchmark.yml --stats


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