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A firebase data provider for the react-admin framework

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A firebase data provider for the React-Admin framework. It maps collections from the Firebase database (Firestore) to your react-admin application. It's an npm package!


  • [x] Firestore Dataprovider (details below)
  • [x] Firebase AuthProvider (email, password)
  • [x] Login with: Google, Facebook, Github etc... (Example Here)
  • [x] Forgot password button... (Example Here)
  • [x] Firebase storage upload functionality

Pull requests welcome!!

Firestore Dataprovider Features

  • [x] Dynamic caching of resources
  • [x] All methods implemented;
    (GET, POST, GET_LIST ect...)
  • [x] Filtering, sorting etc...
  • [x] Ability to manage sub collections through app configuration
  • [x] Ability to use externally initialized firebaseApp instance
  • [x] Override firestore random id by using "id" as a field in the Create part of the resource
  • [x] Upload to the firebase storage bucket using the standard
  • [ ] Realtime updates, using ra-realtime
    • Optional watch collection array or dontwatch collection array

Get Started

yarn add react-admin-firebase firebase


npm install --save react-admin-firebase firebase

Demos Basic

A simple example based on the React Admin Tutorial.


  • Create a
    collection in the firebase firestore database
  • Get config credentials using the dashboard


import {
} from 'react-admin-firebase';

const config = { apiKey: "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa", authDomain: "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa", databaseURL: "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa", projectId: "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa", storageBucket: "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa", messagingSenderId: "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa", };

// All options are optional const options = { // Use a different root document to set your resource collections, by default it uses the root collections of firestore rootRef: 'root-collection/some-doc', // Your own, previously initialized firebase app instance app: firebaseAppInstance, // Enable logging of react-admin-firebase logging: true, // Resources to watch for realtime updates, will implicitly watch all resources by default, if not set. watch: ['posts'], // Resources you explicitly dont want realtime updates for dontwatch: ['comments'], // Authentication persistence, defaults to 'session', options are 'session' | 'local' | 'none' persistence: 'session', // Disable the metadata; 'createdate', 'lastupdate', 'createdby', 'updatedby' disableMeta: false, // Prevents document from getting the ID field added as a property dontAddIdFieldToDoc: false, // Adds 'deleted' meta field for non-destructive deleting functionality // NOTE: Hides 'deleted' records from list views unless overridden by filtering for {deleted: true} softDelete: false, // Changes meta fields like 'createdby' and 'updatedby' to store user IDs instead of email addresses associateUsersById: false, // Casing for meta fields like 'createdby' and 'updatedby', defaults to 'lower', options are 'lower' | 'camel' | 'snake' | 'pascal' | 'kebab' metaFieldCasing: 'lower', // Instead of saving full download url for file, save just relative path and then get download url // when getting docs - main use case is handling multiple firebase projects (environments) // and moving/copying documents/storage files between them - with relativeFilePaths, download url // always point to project own storage relativeFilePaths: false, // Add file name to storage path, when set to true the file name is included in the path useFileNamesInStorage: false }

const dataProvider = FirebaseDataProvider(config, options); const authProvider = FirebaseAuthProvider(config, options); const firebaseRealtime = FirebaseRealTimeSaga(dataProvider, options);

Data Provider

import * as React from 'react';
import { Admin, Resource } from 'react-admin';

import { PostList, PostShow, PostCreate, PostEdit } from "./posts"; import { FirebaseAuthProvider, FirebaseDataProvider, FirebaseRealTimeSaga } from 'react-admin-firebase';

const config = { apiKey: "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa", authDomain: "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa", databaseURL: "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa", projectId: "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa", storageBucket: "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa", messagingSenderId: "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa", };

const options = {};

const dataProvider = FirebaseDataProvider(config, options); ... ...

Auth Provider

Using the

you can allow authentication in the application.
const dataProvider = FirebaseDataProvider(config);
const authProvider = FirebaseAuthProvider(config);

Also checkout how to login with: Google, Facebook, Github etc... (Example Here)

And you might want a "Forgot password" button... (Example Here)


To get the currently logged in user run

const user = await authProvider.checkAuth()
, this will return the firebase user object, or null if there is no currently logged in user.

Realtime Updates!

NOTE: Realtime updates were removed in

v3.x (see As such,
v3.x also does not support Realtime Updates. However, much of the original code used for this functionalaity in
v2.x remains - including the documentation below. For updates on the implementation of realtime please follow these issues: - -

Get realtime updates from the firebase server instantly on your tables, with minimal overheads, using rxjs observables!

import {
} from 'react-admin-firebase';
const dataProvider = FirebaseDataProvider(config);
const firebaseRealtime = FirebaseRealTimeSaga(dataProvider);

Realtime Options

Trigger realtime on only some routes using the options object.

const dataProvider = FirebaseDataProvider(config);
const options = {
  watch: ['posts', 'comments'],
  dontwatch: ['users']
const firebaseRealtime = FirebaseRealTimeSaga(dataProvider, options);

Help Develop

  1. git clone
  2. yarn
  3. yarn start-demo

Now all local changes in the library source code can be tested immediately in the demo app.

Run tests

To run the tests, either watch for changes or just run all tests.

  • yarn test-watch
  • yarn test


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