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Version: 2.x

Nhost Authentication


The following CLI command will install required packages and generate boilerplate code and files for Redwood Projects:

yarn rw setup auth nhost


Update your .env file with the following setting which can be found on your Nhost project's dashboard.

  • NHOST_BACKEND_URL with the unique Nhost Backend URL that can be found in the app's dashboard.
  • NHOST_JWT_SECRET with the JWT Key secret that you have set in your project's Settings > Hasura "JWT Key" section.


Nhost supports the following methods:

  • email/password
  • passwordless with email
  • passwordless with SMS
  • OAuth Providers (via GitHub, Google, Facebook, Spotify, Discord, Twitch, Apple, Twitter, Microsoft and Linkedin).

Depending on the credentials provided:

  • A user can sign in either via email or a supported OAuth provider.
  • A user can sign up via email and password. For OAuth simply sign in and the user account will be created if it does not exist.
  • Note: You must enable and configure the OAuth provider appropriately. To enable and configure a provider, please navigate to Users -> Login settings, from your app's dashboard.

For the docs on Authentication, see:

If you are also using Nhost as your GraphQL API server, you will need to pass skipFetchCurrentUser as a prop to AuthProvider , as follows:

<AuthProvider client={nhost} type="nhost" skipFetchCurrentUser>

This avoids having an additional request to fetch the current user which is meant to work with Apollo Server and Prisma.

Important: The skipFetchCurrentUser attribute is only needed if you are not using the standard RedwoodJS api side GraphQL Server.