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.

Packages

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.

Configuration

Firstly, Payment module must be configured properly. You can follow subscriptions section of Payment Module Documentation. After enabling webhooks and configuring plans sections, Edition - Tenant relation should be set. To do that;

  • 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.

Usage

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.

Pages

Tenant management

Tenant page is used to manage tenants in the system.

saas-module-tenants-page

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

saas-module-tenant-edit-modal

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.

saas-module-tenant-connection-strings-modal

Tenant Features

You can set features of tenants.

saas-module-features-modal

Edition management

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

saas-module-editions-page

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

saas-module-edition-edit-modal

Edition Features

You can set features of an edition in this page:

saas-module-features-modal

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.

Internals

Domain layer

Aggregates

This module follows the Entity Best Practices & Conventions guide.

Tenant

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.
Edition

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

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

Repositories

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

Common

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

Tables
  • SaasTenants
    • SaasTenantConnectionStrings
  • SaasEditions

MongoDB

Collections
  • SaasTenants
  • SaasEditions

Permissions

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

Angular UI

Installation

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

// app.module.ts
import { SaasConfigModule } from '@volo/abp.ng.saas/config';

@NgModule({
  imports: [
    // other imports
    SaasConfigModule.forRoot(),
    // 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/abp.ng.saas.

// app-routing.module.ts
const routes: Routes = [
  // other route definitions
  {
    path: 'saas',
    loadChildren: () =>
      import('@volo/abp.ng.saas').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.

Options

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/abp.ng.saas.

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 event. See the standard distributed events.

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