An AngularJS module with a service encapsulating CmisJS, the CMIS JavaScript library

Added by: Sam Deering





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Module Description


numen.cmis is an AngularJS ( module with a service encapsulating CmisJS (, the CMIS JavaScript library.

The objectives are:

  • Ease the use of CmisJS in an AngularJS application
  • Handle all asynchronous calls (and associated errors) with AngularJS promises


Load the JavaScript files:

<script src="lib/cmis/cmis.0.1.7.min-all.js"></script>
<script src="lib/cmis/numen-cmis.min.js"></script>

Load the numen.cmis module:

angular.module('TestCmisJS', [


The service is called CmisManagerFactory (located in the numen.cmis module).

This service is actually a function with the two following parameters:

  1. url : URL of the "Browser Binding" service endpoint
  2. options : object with the following (optional) keys:
    • username and password : in case of login/password authentication
    • token : in case of token authentication
    • repositoryId : identifier of the current repository (if missing, the current repository is arbitrarily chosen from the list of repositories)
    • errorCallback : general callback function (called in case of failure of a CMIS operation)

It returns an object called cmisManager hereafter. CMIS operations are performed by calling methods on this object.

Typically, you create an applicative AngularJS service that will be the result of calling this function, as in the following example:

.factory('MyCmisManager', ['CmisManagerFactory', 'ExceptionManager', function(CmisManagerFactory, ExceptionManager) {
    var errorCallback = function(response) {
        var title = 'CMIS request error';
        var message = 'Response: ' + angular.toJson(response);
        ExceptionManager.setException(title, message);
    return CmisManagerFactory("http://localhost:8080/myCmisServer/cmis/browser",
            username : "test",
            password : "aaa",
            //token : "7654321",
            repositoryId : "rep1",
            errorCallback : errorCallback

The following methods can be used to change the authentication parameters:

  • cmisManager.setCredentials( username, password )
  • cmisManager.setToken( token )

The following method connects to the CMIS server. It must be called after setting the authentication parameters (via the options parameter of the CmisManagerFactory or via the setCredentials or setToken methods):

  • cmisManager.connect()

The following methods can be used to get the list of available repositories and to change the current repository (they return AngularJS promises):

  • cmisManager.getRepositories()
  • cmisManager.setCurrentRepository( repositoryId )

Finally, 49 of 54 CmisJS methods (see!/api/CmisSession) are available on the cmisManager object. They have the same names and parameters, but they all return an AngularJS promise (instead of a CmisRequest object, usually). The result of the promise (value or reason) is exactly the result returned by the native CmisJS call.

The 5 CmisJS methods unavailable on the cmisManager object are:

  • setCredentials( username, password ) : CmisSession => directly managed by the AngularJS service
  • setToken( token ) : CmisSession => directly managed by the AngularJS service
  • setGlobalHandlers( notOk, error ) : CmisSession => directly managed by the AngularJS service
  • loadRepositories() : CmisRequest => directly managed by the AngularJS service
  • pipeContentStream( objectId, options ) => only for Node.js


MIT license -

Module stats last updated: 2015-04-15 19:53:30

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