Getting Started with Adrestia

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Adrestia is primarily a Reverse Proxy server, which means that without it’s dependent services (ie. Crazy Ivan and CLyman), it does not do much. For this reason, Docker is the recommended method of experimenting with Adrestia, as it requires minimal effort to get a basic, development cluster standing up.

Regardless of how you start Adrestia and it’s dependent services, the easiest way to explore the API currently provided by the cluster is by using Postman. You’ll find an environment and collection JSON in the src/test/json folder, which can be imported directly into your instance of Postman.


To stand up all of Adrestia’s dependencies, as well as the Adrestia Docker image, run the following from the ‘scripts/linux’ folder:


The following Web UI’s will be available in your browser:

Consul - http://localhost:8500/ui Neo4j - http://localhost:7474

I recommend MongoDB Compass <>__, Community Edition for a Mongo UI, which can connect on localhost:27017

Building from Source

Once you’ve got the required backend services started, build and execute the tests for the repository. Please note that integration tests will fail unless you have instances of the required backend services running:

./gradlew check

And, finally, start Adrestia:

./gradlew bootRun

Using the Latest Release

Adrestia can also be downloaded as a runnable JAR for the latest release from here.

When using a JAR, unzip the downloaded package, move to the main directory from a terminal, and run:

java -jar build/libs/adrestia-0.2.0.jar