In this guideline we will outline the steps to integrate Upstash into your platform (GUI or Web App) and allow your users to create and manage Upstash databases without leaving your interfaces. We will explain how to use OAuth2.0 as the underlying foundation to enable this access seamlessly.

If your product or service offering utilizes Redis, Kafka or Qstash or if there is a common use case that your end users enable by leveraging these database resources, we invite you to be a partner with us. By integrating Upstash into your platform, you can offer a more complete package for your customers and become a one stop shop. This will also position yourself at the forefront of innovative cloud computing trends such as serverless and expand your customer base.

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General Flow (High level user flow)

  1. User clicks Connect Upstash button on your platform’s surface (GUI, Web App)
  2. This initiates the OAuth 2.0 flow, which opens a new browser page displaying the Upstash Login Page.
  3. If this is an existing user, user logins with their Upstash credentials otherwise they can directly sign up for a new Upstash account.
  4. Browser window redirects to Your account has been connected page and authentication window automatically closes.
  5. After the user returns to your interface, they see their Upstash Account is now connected.

Technical Design (SPA - Regular Web Application)

  1. Users click Connect Upstash button from Web App.
  2. Web App initiate Upstash OAuth 2.0 flow. Web App can use Auth0 native libraries.

Please reach to receive client id and callback url.

  1. After user returns from OAuth 2.0 flow then web app will have JWT token. Web App can generate Developer Api key:
curl -XPOST \
    -H "Authorization: Bearer JWT_KEY" \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
    -d '{ "name": "APPNAME_API_KEY_TIMESTAMP" }'
  1. Web App need to save Developer Api Key to the backend.

Technical Design ( GUI Apps )

  1. User clicks Connect Upstash button from web app.
  2. Web app initiates Upstash OAuth 2.0 flow and it can use Auth0 native libraries.
  3. App will open new browser:
Please reach to receive client id.
  1. After user authenticated Auth0 will redirect user to localhost:3000/?code=XXXXXX

  2. APP can return some nice html response when Auth0 returns to localhost:3000

  3. After getting code parameter from the URL query, GUI App will make http call to the Auth0 code exchange api. Example CURL request

curl -XPOST '' \
  --header 'content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded' \
  --data 'grant_type=authorization_code --data audience=upstash-api' \
  --data 'client_id=XXXXXXXXXXX' \
  --data 'code=XXXXXXXXXXXX' \
  --data 'redirect_uri=localhost:3000'


  "access_token": "XXXXXXXXXX",
  "refresh_token": "XXXXXXXXXXX",
  "scope": "offline_access",
  "expires_in": 172800,
  "token_type": "Bearer"
  1. After 6th Step the response will include access_token, it has 3 days TTL. GUI App will call Upstash API to get a developer api key:
curl -H "Authorization: Bearer JWT_KEY" -d '{ "name" : "APPNAME_API_KEY_TIMESTAMP" }'
  1. GUI App will save Developer Api key locally. Then GUI App can call any Upstash Developer API

Managing Resources

After obtaining Upstash Developer Api key, your platform surface (web or GUI) can call Upstash API. For example Create DatabaseList Database

In this flow, you can ask users for region information and name of the database then can call Create Database API to complete the task

Example CURL request:

curl -X POST \ \
  -u 'EMAIL:API_KEY' \
  -d '{"name":"myredis", "region":"global", "primary_region":"us-east-1", "read_regions":["us-west-1","us-west-2"], "tls": true}'