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Quickstart: Svelte


This example provides the steps to build a simple user management app (from scratch!) using Supabase and Svelte. It includes:

  • Supabase Database: a Postgres database for storing your user data.
  • Supabase Auth: users can sign in with magic links (no passwords, only email).
  • Supabase Storage: users can upload a photo.
  • Row Level Security: data is protected so that individuals can only access their own data.
  • Instant APIs: APIs will be automatically generated when you create your database tables.

By the end of this guide you'll have an app which allows users to login and update some basic profile details:

Supabase User Management example


Whenever you get stuck at any point, take a look at this repo.

Project set up#

Before we start building we're going to set up our Database and API. This is as simple as starting a new Project in Supabase and then creating a "schema" inside the database.

Create a project#

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "New Project".
  3. Enter your project details.
  4. Wait for the new database to launch.

Set up the database schema#

Now we are going to set up the database schema. We can use the "User Management Starter" quickstart in the SQL Editor, or you can just copy/paste the SQL from below and run it yourself.

1. Go to the "SQL" section.2. Click "User Management Starter".4. Click "Run".

Get the API Keys#

Now that you've created some database tables, you are ready to insert data using the auto-generated API. We just need to get the URL and anon key from the API settings.

1. Go to the "Settings" section.2. Click "API" in the sidebar.3. Find your API URL in this page.4. Find your "anon" and "service_role" keys on this page.

Building the App#

Let's start building the Svelte app from scratch.

Initialize a Svelte app#

We can use the Quickstart Svelte Template to initialize an app called supabase-svelte:

npx degit sveltejs/template supabase-sveltecd supabase-svelte

Then let's install the only additional dependency: supabase-js

npm install @supabase/supabase-js

And finally we want to save the environment variables in a .env. All we need are the API URL and the anon key that you copied earlier.


Our app is almost functional, to make svelte work with supabase and .env files we first need to change the rollup.config.js file a bit. Supabase imports json files, to convert .json files to ES6 modules we need a the @rollup/plugin-json install it by running:

  npm install --save-dev @rollup/plugin-json

Furthermore, to use the .env with svelte we need another rollup plugin. Install:

  npm install --save-dev dotenv @rollup/plugin-replace

and add these plugins to the rollup.config.js file.

  import { config } from 'dotenv';  import replace from '@rollup/plugin-replace';  import json from '@rollup/plugin-json'
  export default {    plugins: [    replace({            __api: JSON.stringify({                env: {                    isProd: production,                    ...config().parsed // attached the .env config                }            }),            delimiters: ['', '']        }),        json(),    // ...    ],    // ...  }

Now that we have the API credentials in place, let's create a helper file to initialize the Supabase client. These variables will be exposed on the browser, and that's completely fine since we have Row Level Security enabled on our Database.

import { createClient } from '@supabase/supabase-js'
const supabaseUrl = __api.env.SVELTE_APP_SUPABASE_URLconst supabaseAnonKey = __api.env.SVELTE_APP_SUPABASE_ANON_KEY
export const supabase = createClient(supabaseUrl, supabaseAnonKey)

And one optional step is to update the CSS file public/global.css to make the app look nice. You can find the full contents of this file here.

Set up a Login component#

Let's set up a Svelte component to manage logins and sign ups. We'll use Magic Links, so users can sign in with their email without using passwords.

<script>  import {supabase} from "./supabaseClient"
  let loading = false  let email;
  const handleLogin = async () => {    try {      loading = true      const { error } = await supabase.auth.signIn({ email })      if (error) throw error      alert('Check your email for the login link!')    } catch (error) {      alert(error.error_description || error.message)    } finally {      loading = false    }  }</script>
<form class="row flex flex-center" on:submit|preventDefault={handleLogin}>  <div class="col-6 form-widget">    <h1 class="header">Supabase + Svelte</h1>    <p class="description">Sign in via magic link with your email below</p>    <div>      <input        class="inputField"        type="email"        placeholder="Your email"        bind:value={email}      />    </div>    <div>      <input type="submit" class='button block' value={loading ? "Loading" : "Send magic link"} disabled={loading} />    </div>  </div></form>

User store#

To access the user information in other places, we use writable store. Create a new file called sessionStore.js

import { writable } from 'svelte/store';
export const user = writable(false);

Account page#

After a user is signed in we can allow them to edit their profile details and manage their account. Let's create a new component for that called Profile.svelte.

<script>  import { supabase } from './supabaseClient'  import { user } from './sessionStore'
  let loading = true  let username = null  let website = null  let avatar_url = null
  async function getProfile() {    try {      loading = true      const user = supabase.auth.user()
      let { data, error, status } = await supabase        .from('profiles')        .select(`username, website, avatar_url`)        .eq('id',        .single()
      if (error && status !== 406) throw error
      if (data) {        username = data.username        website =        avatar_url = data.avatar_url      }    } catch (error) {      alert(error.message)    } finally {      loading = false    }  }
  async function updateProfile() {    try {      loading = true      const user = supabase.auth.user()
      const updates = {        id:,        username,        website,        avatar_url,        updated_at: new Date(),      }
      let { error } = await supabase.from('profiles').upsert(updates, {        returning: 'minimal', // Don't return the value after inserting      })
      if (error) throw error    } catch (error) {      alert(error.message)    } finally {      loading = false    }  }
  async function signOut() {    try {      loading = true      let { error } = await supabase.auth.signOut()      if (error) throw error    } catch (error) {      alert(error.message)    } finally {      loading = false    }      }</script>
<form use:getProfile class="form-widget" on:submit|preventDefault={updateProfile}>  <div>    <label for="email">Email</label>    <input id="email" type="text" value={$} disabled />  </div>  <div>    <label for="username">Name</label>    <input      id="username"      type="text"      bind:value={username}    />  </div>  <div>    <label for="website">Website</label>    <input      id="website"      type="website"      bind:value={website}    />  </div>
  <div>    <input type="submit" class="button block primary" value={loading ? 'Loading ...' : 'Update'} disabled={loading}/>  </div>
  <div>    <button class="button block" on:click={signOut} disabled={loading}>      Sign Out    </button>  </div></form>


Now that we have all the components in place, let's update App.svelte:

<script>    import {user} from "./sessionStore"    import {supabase} from "./supabaseClient"    import Auth from "./Auth.svelte"    import Profile from "./Profile.svelte"
    supabase.auth.onAuthStateChange((_, session) => {        user.set(session.user)    })</script>
<div class="container" style="padding: 50px 0 100px 0;">    {#if $user}        <Profile />    {:else}        <Auth />    {/if}</div>

Once that's done, run this in a terminal window:

npm run dev

And then open the browser to localhost:5000 and you should see the completed app.

⚠️ WARNING: Svelte uses by default port 5000, Supabase usesport 3000. To change the redirection port for supabase go to: Authentication > Settings and change the Site Url to localhost:5000

Supabase Svelte

Bonus: Profile photos#

Every Supabase project is configured with Storage for managing large files like photos and videos.

Create an upload widget#

Let's create an avatar for the user so that they can upload a profile photo. We can start by creating a new component:

<script>  import { createEventDispatcher } from 'svelte';  import { supabase } from './supabaseClient'
  export let path;  export let size = "10em"
  let uploading = false  let src;  let files;
  const dispatch = createEventDispatcher();
  async function downloadImage() {    try {      const { data, error } = await'avatars').download(path)      if (error) throw error            src = URL.createObjectURL(data)    } catch (error) {      console.error('Error downloading image: ', error.message)    }  }
  async function uploadAvatar() {    try {      uploading = true
      if (!files || files.length === 0) {        throw new Error('You must select an image to upload.')      }
      const file = files[0]      const fileExt ='.').pop()      const fileName = `${Math.random()}.${fileExt}`      const filePath = `${fileName}`
      let { error: uploadError } = await        .from('avatars')        .upload(filePath, file)
      if (uploadError) throw uploadError            path = filePath      dispatch('upload')    } catch (error) {      alert(error.message)    } finally {      uploading = false    }  }</script>
<div>  {#if path}    <img use:downloadImage      {src}      alt="Avatar"      class="avatar image"      style="height: {size}; width: {size};"    />  {:else}    <div class="avatar no-image" style="height: {size}; width: {size};" />  {/if}    <div style="width: {size};">    <label class="button primary block" for="single">      {uploading ? 'Uploading ...' : 'Upload'}    </label>    <input      style="visibility: hidden; position:absolute;"      type="file"      id="single"      accept="image/*"      bind:files      on:change={uploadAvatar}      disabled={uploading}    />  </div></div>

Add the new widget#

And then we can add the widget to the Account page:

<script>  // Import the new component  import Avatar from './Avatar.svelte'</script>
<form use:getProfile class="form-widget" on:submit|preventDefault={updateProfile}>  <!-- Add to body -->  <Avatar bind:path={avatar_url} on:upload={updateProfile} />
  <!-- Other form elements --></form>

Next steps#

At this stage you have a fully functional application!