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Getting Started

This tutorial assumes that you've already purchased an ABP Commercial license and have an active ABP Commercial account.

This document assumes that you prefer to use MVC / Razor Pages as the UI framework and MongoDB as the database provider. For other options, please change the preference on top of this document.

Create the Database

Connection String

Check the connection string in the appsettings.json file under the .Web project.

"ConnectionStrings": {
  "Default": "mongodb://localhost:27017/BookStore"

The solution is configured to use MongoDB in your local computer, so you need to have a MongoDB server instance up and running or change the connection string to another MongoDB server.

Seed initial data

The solution comes with a .DbMigrator console application which seeds the initial data. It is useful on development as well as on production environment.

.DbMigrator project has its own appsettings.json. So, if you have changed the connection string above, you should also change this one.

Right click to the .DbMigrator project and select Set as StartUp Project


Hit F5 (or Ctrl+F5) to run the application. It will have an output like shown below:


Initial seed data creates the admin user in the database (with the password is 1q2w3E*) which is then used to login to the application. So, you need to use .DbMigrator at least once for a new database.

Run the application

Warning: When you create an ABP solution, the client-side packages are being restored by ABP CLI and Suite. But if you fetch the source-code that's commited by another team member, your libs folder will be empty. Before starting the application, run abp install-libs command in your Web directory to restore the client-side libraries. This will populate the libs folder.

Ensure that the .Web project is the startup project. Run the application which will open the login page in your browser:

Use Ctrl+F5 in Visual Studio (instead of F5) to run the application without debugging. If you don't have a debug purpose, this will be faster.


Enter admin as the username and 1q2w3E* as the password to login to the application.


The application is up and running. You can start developing your application based on this startup template.


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