What is Userbase?
Built-in user accounts
Userbase takes care of your user accounts. The Userbase SDK lets you sign up, login, and logout users directly from your static site.
Instead of sending database queries to a server, Userbase sends the user's data to the browser. Queries happen client-side, and there is nothing on the backend to manage or worry about.
Userbase encrypts all database operations in the browser with user-controlled keys. This helps you prevent personal data misuse, and lets you offer a high level of data privacy.
Userbase is 100% open source, MIT licensed. You can host it yourself always under your control, or we can run it for you for a full serverless experience.
When would I use it?
If you're building a web app, you will likely need a database and a backend. Userbase can replace both of those things...
- If you want to build a web app without writing any backend code.
- If you want secure authentication out of the box.
- If you want to store user data securely.
- If you want to radically simplify your GDPR compliance.
- And if you want to keep things really simple.
Check out the FAQ for more details.
How do I start?
This section is for those who want to host the Userbase stack themselves. For the full serverless experience, head over to our Quickstart guide to get started.
Configure the AWS credentials
Running the Userbase server requires an AWS account. You just need to provide your AWS credentials and the server will automatically create all the AWS resources it needs. To run the app locally, simply put your AWS credentials in
~/.aws/credentials under a profile called
echo " [encrypted] aws_access_key_id=<YOUR ACCESS KEY> aws_secret_access_key=<YOUR SECRET KEY>" >> ~/.aws/credentials
Check out the repo
git clone https://github.com/encrypted-dev/userbase.git
Install the dependencies
npm install --no-bin-links
Start the dev server
Go to http://localhost:3000 and you should see the sign in screen.
We use Cypress to run tests, all the test files are under the ./cypress dir.
npm run test
The people who made this project a reality:
This project is released under the MIT License.