NextAuth Setup

NextAuth Setup

For authentication, we are using NextAuth.

Before integrating Github and Google authentication you have to set up NextAuth.

To set up NextAuth, first, create a .env file in the root of your project.

Then add NextAuth_SECRET and NextAuth_CLIENT to the .env file.


NEXTAUTH_SECRET is just a random string. You can generate a random string using this command

openssl rand -base64 32

or you can go to this (opens in a new tab) URL it’ll give you a unique string too.

The NEXTAUTH_URL for development is http://localhost:3000 (opens in a new tab) and for deployment it’s the canonical URL of your site.