create-keystone-app is a CLI app that makes it easier for you initiate a Keystone project. It generates some files for you and installs all the dependencies you need to run the Admin UI and start using the GraphQL API.
yarn create keystone-appcd my-appyarn dev
Open your preferred shell and make sure you’re in the folder you want to create your new project in.
create-keystone-app will generate a new folder with your new Keystone files in it.
cd your/path/yarn create keystone-app
cd your/path/npm init keystone-app@latest
npm init "<initializer>" is available in npm 6+
cd your/path/npx create-keystone-app@latest
npx comes with npm 5.2+
The CLI will ask you to name your app. Once named, it will create a new SQLite database.
You can switch to another database such as PostgreSQL once your project is created, check out the docs on Database Setup.
You can now
cd into the folder that was created for you and start Keystone:
cd my-appyarn dev
Go ahead and create your first user. The email address and password will be used to login to Keystone’s Admin UI. Once you've created your user, you’ll be logged in to a new Keystone Admin UI that comes with two lists. From here you can explore and interact with the data in your system, and understand how Keystone’s schema relates to your GraphQL API which you can explore at http://localhost:3000/api/graphql.
.├── auth.ts # Authentication configuration for Keystone├── keystone.ts # The main entry file for configuring Keystone├── node_modules # Your dependencies├── package.json # Your package.json with four scripts prepared for you├── README.md # Additional info to help you get started├── schema.graphql # GraphQL schema (automatically generated by Keystone)├── schema.prisma # Prisma configuration (automatically generated by Keystone)├── schema.ts # Where you design your data schema├── tsconfig.json # Your typescript config└── yarn.lock # Your yarn lock file
package.json includes the following npm scripts you can run locally:
devruns Keystone in development mode at http://localhost:3000.
startruns Keystone in production mode.
buildwill build the project and is required to be run before
postinstallensures files that Keystone generates exist and are kept up to date.
Read more about the CLI in our command line guides.
- Customise Keystone with the System Configuration API.
- Add fields and relationships using Lists API.
- Use a different database with the Config API.
Keystone CLI Guide →
Keystone’s CLI helps you develop, build, and deploy projects. This guide explains all you need to standup a new backend in the terminal.
Lists API Reference →
The API to configure your options used with the
Config API Reference →
The API to configure all the parts parts of your Keystone system.
DB API Reference →
Configure Keystone to use another database to store data in your system.