Accessing Assets on the Server

Static server assets must be placed in the private directory.

Text files

Text files can be accessed by using the Assets.getText(assetPath, [asyncCallback]) method. For example, the following JSON file is named my_text_asset.json and is located in the private directory:

    "title": "Meteor Assets",
    "type": "object",
    "users": [{
        "firstName": "John",
        "lastName": "Doe"
    }, {
        "firstName": "Jane",
        "lastName": "Doe"
    }, {
        "firstName": "Matthias",
        "lastName": "Eckhart"

You can access this file on the server by using the following code:

var myTextAsset = Assets.getText('my_text_asset.json');
var myJSON = JSON.parse(myTextAsset);
console.log(myJSON.title); // prints 'Meteor Assets' in the server's console

Binary files

If you want to access assets on the server as an EJSON binary, use the Assets.getBinary(assetPath, [asyncCallback]) method. Here's a code example for accessing an image named my_image.png which is located in the private/img directory:

var myBinaryAsset = Assets.getBinary('img/my_image.png');