Get All Connected Clients in Node Redis (Detailed Guide w/ Code Examples)

Use Case(s)

In a Node.js application using Redis, you may need to get all connected clients to monitor activity, troubleshoot performance issues, or manage client connections.

Code Examples

To get information about all connected clients in Node.js with Redis, we can use the client command from the node-redis package.

Example 1:

var redis = require('redis'); var client = redis.createClient();'clients', function(err, reply) { console.log(reply); });

In this example, we are creating a new Redis client and then calling the info method with 'clients' as an argument. This will return a string containing information about all connected clients.

Please note that this information includes all clients, not just those directly connected to your Node.js application.

Best Practices

  • It's good practice to handle errors in your callbacks to prevent unhandled exceptions which might crash your program.

  • Always close the Redis client when it's no longer needed to prevent memory leaks and unnecessary load on the Redis server.

Common Mistakes

  • Not handling errors properly: If there's an error while executing the info command, your callback should handle it.

  • Ignoring client cleanup: After your job is done, ensure to clean up the client connection using client.quit().


  1. Can I get only the clients connected to my Node.js app?

    No, the info command returns information about all clients connected to the Redis server, not just those from your application.

  2. What kind of information can I get with this command?

    The info command returns a string that includes details such as the client's IP address and port, how long the connection has been open, and more.

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