Sahil Chauhan Sahil Chauhan - 1 year ago 74
AngularJS Question

How to use multiple index pages in angular

I want to access the localhost:3000/admin which is in my views ..
the index.html and the admin.html are my two different base files one is for users and the other is for admin dashboard respectively

in my app.routes.js I have this

angular.module('appRoutes', ['ngRoute'])
.config(function($routeProvider, $locationProvider) {


.when('/', {
templateUrl: 'app/views/pages/home.html',
controller: 'MainController',
controllerAs: 'main'
.when('/admin', {
templateUrl: 'app/views/admin.html',
.when('/logout', {
templateUrl: 'app/views/pages/home.html'
.when('/login', {
templateUrl: 'app/views/pages/login.html'
.when('/signup', {
templateUrl: 'app/views/pages/signup.html'
.when('/admin/login' ,{
templateUrl: 'app/views/pages/adminlogin.html'


in server.js I have this

app.get('*', function(req, res){
res.sendFile(__dirname + '/public/app/views/index.html');

there are two html index files: index.html, admin.html
i want to open admin.html when the url is: localhost:3000/admin

and index.html when the url is: localhost:3000

screenshot of the app structure

in views/pages I have all the html pages required by index.html and admin.html using ng-view


As I understand your question, you would want to just add one more routing rule to express. Express uses the first route that matches, so order is important here.

app.get('/admin/*', function(req, res){
    res.sendFile(__dirname + '/public/app/views/admin.html');

app.get('*', function(req, res){
    res.sendFile(__dirname + '/public/app/views/index.html');

The angular docs state about html5mode that you should rewrite all your urls to a single app entry point: Using this mode requires URL rewriting on server side, basically you have to rewrite all your links to entry point of your application (e.g. index.html).$location#server-side

So to be clear: What I suggest is that you create server-routes for two separate apps. Nothing prevents you from using the first app one more time on another route, but I would advice against it. Separate anything with real power over your backend from the public app. I.e. remove /admin/login and /admin from your ng-routes and simply create a separate app for that.