Where is my data ?

This is a recurring question when you create web applications from scratch or using a web framework. That's why Strapi provides a ready-to-use admin panel.


This part is a summary of your application.

Work in progress.

Data Explorer

The Data Explorer allows you to easily manage your data. The UI is auto-generated depending on the models of your application. So, in just a few seconds, you are able to create, search, view, edit and delete your data.

To try it, simply create a new API using the Studio or the CLI. Then restart the server and reload the web browser page.

Strapi Admin panel Screenshot Data Explorer


List of Users

List, edit and delete the users information of your application.


Each user can be related to one or many roles.

The first registered user is automatically related to the admin role.


Strapi contains a security system based on the routes of your application. The admin panel allows you to visualize the different routes of your server and to manage the security of each of them.

  • Public: no level of security (anyone can use the route).
  • Registered: the user has to be logged to use the route.
  • Owner: the user must be one of the contributors of the model updated or deleted.
  • Admin: only the users related to the admin role are allowed to access the route.

Strapi Admin panel Screenshot Permissions


The admin panel is developed with Angular.js, using the John PAPA styleguide. You can customize the admin from ./api/admin/public in your generated application.

To build the admin panel:

  • You need to install bower and gulp with $ npm install gulp bower -g.
  • Run $ npm install in this directory.
  • Run $ gulp serve.
  • Visit http://localhost:3002 from your web browser.
  • When you are ready to use your customized admin panel, run $ gulp dist. That will update the files in the following folder: ./api/admin/public/dist.
  • Visit http://localhost:1337/admin/.

If you change the default port (1337) of your server, you will have to update ./api/admin/public/config/config.json and then run $ npm install && gulp dist in ./api/admin/public.

NOTE: You can create your own admin generator using the .strapirc file. Learn more how to use custom generators.