Configure Supabase

Create a free Supabase account at supabase.com.

Step 1: Create a Supabase project

Create a new Supabase project. Then, copy the Supabase URL, anon public key and service role key and add it as environment variables for your application. These values can be found on the API settings page of your Supabase project (https://app.supabase.io/project/{project_id}/settings/api).

Supabase API keys and URL

The environment variables are named:

  • NEXT_PUBLIC_SUPABASE_URL
  • NEXT_PUBLIC_SUPABASE_ANON_KEY
  • SUPABASE_SERVICE_ROLE_KEY

To configure environment variables locally for this project rename the .env.example file in the root directory to .env.local and modify the values in the file.

Step 2: Create Supabase database tables and storage bucket

In the src/sql folder you will find a quick_start.sql script. Run this script on your Supabase database to create the required tables, storage buckets and policies. To run this script go to the SQL editor page (https://app.supabase.io/project/{project_id}/editor/sql) of your Supabase project.

Supabase SQL page

You will also find SQL scripts numbered from 1 - 6 in the src/sql folder. These are the individual scripts to create each table or storage bucket. The quick_start.sql script consists of all these scripts combined. If you want to modify the schema for any table, it's easier to use the individual scripts to do so.

After you created the "avatars" storage bucket (using the quick_start.sql script) you should change the bucket's access to public. This can be done by navigating to the storage buckets page (https://app.supabase.io/project/{project_id}/storage/buckets), clicking on the options menu for the bucket, and then clicking "Make public".

Make bucket public on Supabase

You can read more about Supabase in the official Supabase docs.


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