SaaS module

This module is used to manage your tenants and editions in multi-tenant applications;

  • Manage tenants and editions in the system. A tenant is allowed to have one edition.
  • Set features of tenants.
  • Set connection string of tenants.
  • Set features of editions and tenants.

See the module description page for an overview of the module features.

How to install

Saas is pre-installed in the startup templates. So, no need to manually install it.


This module follows the module development best practices guide and consists of several NuGet and NPM packages. See the guide if you want to understand the packages and relations between them.

You can visit SaaS module package list page to see list of packages related with this module.

Tenant-Edition Subscription

SaaS module implements subscribing to Editions for Tenants using Payment module. To enable it, project must contain Volo.Saas and Volo.Payment modules and these modules must be configured as shown below.


Firstly, Payment module must be configured properly:

  • Install Volo.Payment module.

    abp add-module Volo.Payment

    Or you can install via using ABP Suite.

  • Configure Saas module to use Payment.

    Configure<AbpSaasPaymentOptions>(options =>
        options.IsPaymentSupported = true;
  • Follow the subscriptions section of Payment Module Documentation. Complete enabling webhooks and configuring plans sections.

  • Run the application and go to Saas > Editions page at your Web Application menu.

  • Create or Edit an existing Edition. Plan dropdown must be visible if you've done earlier steps correctly. Pick a Plan for Edition.


SaaS module doesn't contain a public facing list page for listing editions for new customers/tenants to subscribe. First, you need to create such a page in your application. Then, when a new customer/tenant selects one of those Editions, you can create a subscription and redirect user to payment module as shown below.

  • Inject ISubscriptionAppService to create a subscription for a edition:

    public class IndexModel : PageModel
            protected ISubscriptionAppService SubscriptionAppService { get; }
            protected ICurrentTenant CurrentTenant { get; }
            public IndexModel(
                ISubscriptionAppService subscriptionAppService,
                ICurrentTenant currentTenant)
                SubscriptionAppService = subscriptionAppService;
                CurrentTenant = currentTenant;
            public async Task<IActionResult> OnPostAsync(Guid editionId)
                var paymentRequest = await SubscriptionAppService.CreateSubscriptionAsync(editionId, CurrentTenant.GetId());
                return LocalRedirectPreserveMethod("/Payment/GatewaySelection?paymentRequestId=" + paymentRequest.Id);

When the payment is completed successfully, the tenant and edition relation will be updated according to subscription status. Make sure Payment Gateway Web Hooks are configured properly.

After all, payment module will redirect user to the callbackUrl if configured in payment configuration with a paymentRequestId parameter. In this page, you can check the status of the payment request and show a success message to the user when the payment status is confirmed. Since the payment confirmation is asynchronous, you need to check the payment status repeatedly until it is confirmed.

User interface

Menu items

SaaS module adds the following items to the "Main" menu, under the "Administration" menu item:

  • Tenants: Tenant management page.
  • Editions: Edition management page.

SaasHostMenuNames and SaasTenantMenuNames classes have the constants for the menu item names.


Tenant management

Tenant page is used to manage tenants in the system.


You can create a new tenant or edit a tenant in this page:


Connection String

You can manage connection string of a tenant in case you want to use a separate database for a specific tenant. If you want to use Host database for a tenant, select "Use the Shared Database" option.

You can also use the module-specific database connection string feature. In this case, you should select the "Use module specific database connection string" option, then you can determine your modules and their connection strings. Before adding you can check your connection by clicking "Check"


Tenant Features

You can set features of tenants.


Edition management

Editions page is used to manage the editions in your system.


You can create a new edition or edit an existing edition in this page:


Edition Features

You can set features of an edition in this page:


Data seed

This module adds some initial data (see the data seed system) to the database when you run the .DbMigrator application:

  • Creates an Standard edition.


Domain layer


This module follows the Entity Best Practices & Conventions guide.


A tenant is generally represents a group of users who share a common access with specific privileges to the software instance.

  • Tenant (aggregate root): Represents a tenant in the system.
    • TenantConnectionString (collection): Connection strings of a tenant.

An edition is typically a category of features of the application.

  • Edition (aggregate root): Represents an edition in the system.


This module follows the Repository Best Practices & Conventions guide.

Following custom repositories are defined for this module:

  • ITenantRepository
  • IEditionRepository

Domain services

This module follows the Domain Services Best Practices & Conventions guide.

Tenant manager

TenantManager is used to create tenants, change and validate name of tenants.

Application layer

Application services

  • TenantAppService (implements ITenantAppService): Implements the use cases of the tenant management UI.
  • EditionAppService (implement IEditionAppService): Implements the use cases of the edition management UI.
  • SubscriptionAppService (implementISubscriptionAppService): Implements the use cases of Tenant-Edition subscription.

Database providers


Table / collection prefix & schema

All tables/collections use the Saas prefix by default. Set static properties on the SaasDbProperties class if you need to change the table prefix or set a schema name (if supported by your database provider).

Connection string

This module uses Saas for the connection string name. If you don't define a connection string with this name, it fallbacks to the Default connection string.

See the connection strings documentation for details.

Entity Framework Core

  • SaasTenants
    • SaasTenantConnectionStrings
  • SaasEditions


  • SaasTenants
  • SaasEditions


See the SaasHostPermissions class members for all permissions defined for this module.

Angular UI


In order to configure the application to use the SaasModule, you first need to import SaasConfigModule from @volo/ to root module. SaasConfigModule has a static forRoot method which you should call for a proper configuration.

// app.module.ts
import { SaasConfigModule } from '@volo/';

  imports: [
    // other imports
    // other imports
  // ...
export class AppModule {}

The SaasModule should be imported and lazy-loaded in your routing module. It has a static forLazy method for configuration. Available options are listed below. It is available for import from @volo/

// app-routing.module.ts
const routes: Routes = [
  // other route definitions
    path: 'saas',
    loadChildren: () =>
      import('@volo/').then(m => m.SaasModule.forLazy(/* options here */)),

@NgModule(/* AppRoutingModule metadata */)
export class AppRoutingModule {}

If you have generated your project via the startup template, you do not have to do anything, because it already has both SaasConfigModule and SaasModule.


You can modify the look and behavior of the module pages by passing the following options to SaasModule.forLazy static method:

Services / Models

Saas module services and models are generated via generate-proxy command of the ABP CLI. If you need the module's proxies, you can run the following command in the Angular project directory:

abp generate-proxy --module saas

Replaceable Components

eSaasComponents enum provides all replaceable component keys. It is available for import from @volo/

Please check Component Replacement document for details.

Remote Endpoint URL

The Saas module remote endpoint URLs can be configured in the environment files.

export const environment = {
  // other configurations
  apis: {
    default: {
      url: 'default url here',
    SaasHost: {
      url: 'SaasHost remote url here'
    SaasTenant: {
      url: 'SaasTenant remote url here'
    // other api configurations

The Saas module remote URL configurations shown above are optional. If you don't set any URLs, the default.url will be used as fallback.

Distributed Events

This module doesn't define any additional distributed events. See the standard distributed events.

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