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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 Angular 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 .HttpApi.Host 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

Running the HTTP API Host (Server Side)

Ensure that the .HttpApi.Host project is the startup project and run the application which will open a Swagger UI:

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.


You can see the application APIs and test them here. Get more info about the Swagger UI.

Authorization for the Swagger UI

Most of the HTTP APIs require authentication & authorization. If you want to test authorized APIs, manually go to the /Account/Login page, enter admin as the username and 1q2w3E* as the password to login to the application. Then you will be able to execute authorized APIs too.

Running the Angular Application (Client Side)

Go to the angular folder, open a command line terminal, type the yarn command (we suggest to the yarn package manager while npm install will also work)


Once all node modules are loaded, execute yarn start (or npm start) command:

yarn start

It may take a longer time for the first build. Once it finishes, it opens the Angular UI in your default browser with the localhost:4200 address.


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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