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Kickstart Application

The Kickstart app is a sample VueJS single-page application that you can use as a starting point for your device management applications.

Kickstart demonstrates the capabilities and experience provided by an application created with Ioto and VueJS. It includes includes a UI/UX for a sample router/switch application. Kickstart uses proven designs and best-practices to lower development risk. It includes most of the required elements for a secure web application, so you can eliminate months off your development schedule.


Kickstart Components

  • User management
  • User login
  • Property edit
  • Alert notification
  • Event log
  • Dashboard
  • Dynamic tables and graphs
  • Paged Data Tables
  • Navigation
  • Search
  • Granular access control per page
  • Help

Read the Kickstart Components for full details.

Kickstart Screens

See the Kickstart Screen Images for a close up look.


To build the Kickstart application select the APP and run make:

$ make APP=kickstart clean build

The build will achieve the following goals:

  • Build the Ioto agent with required services for local device-based management.
  • Build the Kickstart application.
  • Copy the required configuration to the ./config directory.
  • Copy the Kickstart app to the ./site directory.
  • Initialize the Ioto local database with login user definitions.

After building, the Ioto agent binary will be located in the build/PROFILE/bin/ioto file. The Kickstart application will be copied to the ./site directory.


To run Ioto, type:

$ make run


To view the Kickstart home page, launch your browser and navigate to the URL:


You will probably see a warning about the connection not being secure or "Your connection is not private". This is expected. This is a browser warning that the application is using a test TLS/SSL certificate. You may proceed as instructed and the app home page will be displayed.

You can login with the test user credentials:

Username Password
admin demo


The Kickstart app includes some mock device data that emulates a simple router device with data updates every 5 seconds.


The source to increment the database counter is in apps/console/src/demo.c.

Device Schema

The Kickstart app defines a suite of device entities in the database schema via the apps/kickstart/config/schema.json5. This includes database entities for Events, Ports, Port Mappings, Stats, and VLANs.

For more information about the device schema, See:

Configuring the Kickstart Display

The Kickstart user interface is defined by the apps/kickstart/config/display.json5 config file that can be modified or extended to suit your specific needs.

The display.json file defines the following items:

  • UI features
  • Displayed Name
  • Display color theme including dark and light modes
  • Logo to display in the navigation bar
  • Menu items and options
  • UI pages and panels
  • UI navigation routes
  • Data tables and fields
  • Device data edit property panels
  • Dashboard data and widgets to display

For more information about the display file, read Manager Display.