Activator Quick Start

These instructions will get the Kgrid Activator running with sample set of Knowledge Objects.


For running the application you need:

Running the Activator

Download the latest activator jar from GitHub Latest Activator Release.

  1. Create a activator directory
  2. Create a directory named shelf in the new activator directory
  3. Download kgrid-activator-#.#.#.jar
  4. Place the kgrid-activator-#.#.#.jar into the activator
  5. Download
  6. Place the into the activator/shelf directory and unzip. This will place the KOs into the shelf directory

Directory structure should look similar to the following

 ├── activator   
 │  └──  shelf
 │     └── hello-world  
 │        └── v0.0.1
 │           ├── model
 │           └── metadata.json
 └── kgrid-activator-#.#.#.jar

The activator is executable jar and can be run from the command line. Open a terminal window and navigate to the direcoty where the jar and shelf are located.

Type in the following.

 java -jar kgrid-activator-#.#.#.jar 

By default the activator will run on port 8080. You can validate the activator is up and running using the activators health endpoint. The health of the Activator should display a status of UP.

   status: "UP",
   shelf: {
      status: "UP",
      kgrid.shelf.cdostore.url: "shelf"
   activationService: {
      status: "UP",
      Knowledge Objects found: 1,
      Adapters loaded: [
   EndPoints loaded: [
   diskSpace: {
      status: "UP",
      total: 499963170816,
      free: 415911948288,
      threshold: 10485760

Using the Hello World KO on the Activator

The Hello World is a very simple KO with a Javascript based service that takes in a name and displays a Welcome to the Knowledge Grid message.

First lets look at the Hello World's metadata. Hello World

The Hello World KO has one service called welcome. The welcome service expects you to pass it a name as a json object, for example {"name":"Fred Flintstone"}. The following is a curl POST to the Hello World welcome.

curl -X POST -H "Content-Type:application/json"  \
    -d "{\"name\": \"Fred Flintstone\"}" \

The Hello World KO will return the following

    "result": "Welcome to Knowledge Grid, Fred Flintstone",
    "info": {
        "ko": "hello/world/v0.0.1",
        "inputs": {
            "name": "Fred Flintstone"
Last Updated: 10/10/2018, 2:03:38 PM