Deploying HelpR

Deploying HelpR

Quick Start

Deploy with Vercel (opens in a new tab)

Deploy to Vercel with only a few clicks. Vercel will ask for information about the necessary environment variables.

Environment Variables


Obtained by using the URL of the locally hosted site, appended with /api/auth. Learn more from the NextAuth Docs. (opens in a new tab)
Example: NEXT_URL="http://localhost:3000/api/auth"


A random string used to hash tokens, sign/encrypt cookies and generate cryptographic keys. Learn more from the NextAuth Docs. (opens in a new tab)

Generate with openssl in the terminal:

$ openssl rand -base64 32

Example: NEXTAUTH_SECRET=aBh15h3KSq/I5tH3C00135t/CY6UMGun=


Follow these steps to obtain this information:

  1. Create a new Google Cloud Project.
  2. Create credentials for a new OAuth 2.0 Client ID.
  3. Set the Application Type as Web Application and choose any name.
  4. Add [HOSTED_LINK] as an Authorized JavaScript origin.
  5. Add [HOSTED_LINK]/api/auth/callback/google as an Authorized redirect URI.
  6. Save the configuration. Once created, you can view the Client ID and Client Secret.


Follow the above steps 👆


The PostgreSQL database URL. A PostgreSQL database can be hosted on many platforms, including Heroku, AWS, and Vercel. We recommend Vercel because it's free and easy to set up.

Example: DATABASE_PRISMA_URL="postgresql://postgres:password@localhost:5432/vercel?pgbouncer=true&connect_timeout=15"