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Full Stack FastAPI Template

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Technology Stack and Features

  • FastAPI for the Python backend API.
    • 🧰 SQLModel for the Python SQL database interactions (ORM).
    • 🔍 Pydantic, used by FastAPI, for the data validation and settings management.
    • 💾 PostgreSQL as the SQL database.
  • 🚀 React for the frontend.
    • 💃 Using TypeScript, hooks, Vite, and other parts of a modern frontend stack.
    • 🎨 Chakra UI for the frontend components.
    • 🤖 An automatically generated frontend client.
    • 🦇 Dark mode support.
  • 🐋 Docker Compose for development and production.
  • 🔒 Secure password hashing by default.
  • 🔑 JWT (JSON Web Token) authentication.
  • 📫 Email based password recovery.
  • ✅ Tests with Pytest.
  • 📞 Traefik as a reverse proxy / load balancer.
  • 🚢 Deployment instructions using Docker Compose, including how to set up a frontend Traefik proxy to handle automatic HTTPS certificates.
  • 🏭 CI (continuous integration) and CD (continuous deployment) based on GitHub Actions.

Dashboard Login

API docs

Dashboard - Admin

API docs

Dashboard - Create User

API docs

Dashboard - Items

API docs

Dashboard - User Settings

API docs

Dashboard - Dark Mode

API docs

Interactive API Documentation

API docs

How To Use It

You can just fork or clone this repository and use it as is.

✨ It just works. ✨

How to Use a Private Repository

If you want to have a private repository, GitHub won't allow you to simply fork it as it doesn't allow changing the visibility of forks.

But you can do the following:

  • Create a new GitHub repo, for example my-full-stack.
  • Clone this repository manually, set the name with the name of the project you want to use, for example my-full-stack:
git clone my-full-stack
  • Enter into the new directory:
cd my-full-stack
  • Set the new origin to your new repository, copy it from the GitHub interface, for example:
git remote set-url origin
  • Add this repo as another "remote" to allow you to get updates later:
git remote add upstream
  • Push the code to your new repository:
git push -u origin master

Update From the Original Template

After cloning the repository, and after doing changes, you might want to get the latest changes from this original template.

  • Make sure you added the original repository as a remote, you can check it with:
git remote -v

origin (fetch)
origin (push)
upstream (fetch)
upstream (push)
  • Pull the latest changes without merging:
git pull --no-commit upstream master

This will download the latest changes from this template without committing them, that way you can check everything is right before committing.

  • If there are conflicts, solve them in your editor.

  • Once you are done, commit the changes:

git merge --continue


You can then update configs in the .env files to customize your configurations.

Before deploying it, make sure you change at least the values for:


You can (and should) pass these as environment variables from secrets.

Read the docs for more details.

Generate Secret Keys

Some environment variables in the .env file have a default value of changethis.

You have to change them with a secret key, to generate secret keys you can run the following command:

python -c "import secrets; print(secrets.token_urlsafe(32))"

Copy the content and use that as password / secret key. And run that again to generate another secure key.

How To Use It - Alternative With Copier

This repository also supports generating a new project using Copier.

It will copy all the files, ask you configuration questions, and update the .env files with your answers.

Install Copier

You can install Copier with:

pip install copier

Or better, if you have pipx, you can run it with:

pipx install copier

Note: If you have pipx, installing copier is optional, you could run it directly.

Generate a Project With Copier

Decide a name for your new project's directory, you will use it below. For example, my-awesome-project.

Go to the directory that will be the parent of your project, and run the command with your project's name:

copier copy my-awesome-project --trust

If you have pipx and you didn't install copier, you can run it directly:

pipx run copier copy my-awesome-project --trust

Note the --trust option is necessary to be able to execute a post-creation script that updates your .env files.

Input Variables

Copier will ask you for some data, you might want to have at hand before generating the project.

But don't worry, you can just update any of that in the .env files afterwards.

The input variables, with their default values (some auto generated) are:

  • project_name: (default: "FastAPI Project") The name of the project, shown to API users (in .env).
  • stack_name: (default: "fastapi-project") The name of the stack used for Docker Compose labels and project name (no spaces, no periods) (in .env).
  • secret_key: (default: "changethis") The secret key for the project, used for security, stored in .env, you can generate one with the method above.
  • first_superuser: (default: "") The email of the first superuser (in .env).
  • first_superuser_password: (default: "changethis") The password of the first superuser (in .env).
  • smtp_host: (default: "") The SMTP server host to send emails, you can set it later in .env.
  • smtp_user: (default: "") The SMTP server user to send emails, you can set it later in .env.
  • smtp_password: (default: "") The SMTP server password to send emails, you can set it later in .env.
  • emails_from_email: (default: "") The email account to send emails from, you can set it later in .env.
  • postgres_password: (default: "changethis") The password for the PostgreSQL database, stored in .env, you can generate one with the method above.
  • sentry_dsn: (default: "") The DSN for Sentry, if you are using it, you can set it later in .env.

Backend Development

Backend docs: backend/

Frontend Development

Frontend docs: frontend/


Deployment docs:


General development docs:

This includes using Docker Compose, custom local domains, .env configurations, etc.

Release Notes

Check the file


The Full Stack FastAPI Template is licensed under the terms of the MIT license.