Next.js Boilerplate Setup

For this tutorial, the GraphQL backend and the basic app UI is already ready. Our task will be to convert the "static" UI into a working realtime app in Next.js

Download and run the boilerplate

  1. Download the boilerplate from
  2. Unzip and make sure you're in the app-boilerplate directory
  3. Install dependencies and run the "static" app
    • yarn install
    • yarn dev

Configure the environment variables

Copy the .env.example to .env and configure the values for Auth0.

The AUTH0_CLIENT_ID, AUTH0_DOMAIN, AUTH0_CLIENT_SECRET are available in your Auth0 application settings and SESSION_COOKIE_SECRET can be any random string of at least 32 characters and it is used to encrypt the cookie. Enter the Identifier found from your Auth0 API settings to AUTH0_AUDIENCE.


This is what you should see after the steps above:

Boilerplate after login


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