Getting Started with Xano
When you create an account with Xano, you're taken through a wizard called Jumpstart. It asks you to specify a few things about your project and allows Xano to automatically create a backend to get you started. 💪
Your work space is like a container for your project or app. Name it accordingly
Pick how you want to get started
- Start from scratch - Define database tables based on the app you are planning on building. We'll handle generating the CRUD (Create Read Update Delete) API Endpoints for you.
- Start with a template - We've created pre-made Backend templates which include database tables, API endpoints and dummy content.
Starting from scratch
Enter your Database tables names and choose if you want CRUD endpoints automatically generated for each table.
Xano can pre-install a few extensions which do the heavy lifting of implementing things like payments, SMS messaging and more.
Once you install an extension in a Workspace you'll need to set it up using the instructions on your dashboard. Usually this involves entering your unique API key from the service being installed.
Authentication is the process that allows your users to sign up and log in to your app. Xano comes equipped with Authentication tools that you can turn on here. We offer the ability to authenticate via Email (using JWE tokens) and other options will be presented below.
Just hit Finish and your Workspace is created.