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Version: v2.x

Hasura CLI: hasura init

Initialize a new Hasura GraphQL Engine project.


This is generally the first command that you would run in a new project. It creates a directory with the necessary files and directories to configure an instance of the Hasura GraphQL Engine. You can pass various flags to customize the behavior of the command and pre-configure environment variables.

Further reading:

hasura init [directory-name] [flags]


# Create a directory to store migrations
hasura init [directory-name]

# Now, edit <my-directory>/config.yaml to add endpoint and admin secret

# Create a directory with endpoint and admin secret configured:
hasura init <my-project> --endpoint --admin-secret adminsecretkey

# Create a Hasura Project in the current working directory
hasura init .

# See for more details


    --admin-secret string   admin secret for Hasura GraphQL Engine
--endpoint string http(s) endpoint for Hasura GraphQL Engine
-h, --help help for init
--version int config version to be used (default 3)

Options inherited from parent commands

--envfile string      .env filename to load ENV vars from (default ".env")
--log-level string log level (DEBUG, INFO, WARN, ERROR, FATAL) (default "INFO")
--no-color do not colorize output (default: false)
--project string directory where commands are executed (default: current dir)
--skip-update-check skip automatic update check on command execution


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