August 14, 2023

A SaaS boilerplate built with Node.js and React


Fest is a SaaS boilerplate built with Node.js & React. It's equipped with the following features:

  • User authentication and authorization with email verification and password reset.
  • Organizations management system.
  • Invite system: users can join organizations by having different roles.
  • Secure API endpoints and Front-end routes with role-based authorization.

Tech Stack

The repository is structured as a Monorepo using Nx. It contains two apps:

And a shared library for sharing common Typescript types, constants, and utility functions across apps.

auth0 is used for Identity management and PostgreSQL as a database.


  • You'll need docker installed on your machine to run the PostgreSQL.
  • For identity management to work, you need to create an account in auth0 and create two apps in there as described in here.
  • Postmark is used in the repository as an email client. To send emails with Postmark, grab the key from their dashboard and add it to apps/api/.env. If you want to use another email client, change the corresponding code in apps/api/src/mail.service.ts.

Getting started

  • Clone the repo: git clone
  • Install dependencies: yarn.
  • Rename apps/api/.env.example to .env and apps/frontend/.env.local.example to .env.local and update environment variables.
  • Navigate to the apps/api directory and run docker-compose up, to run the PostgreSQL instance.
  • run yarn prisma:migrate:dev init to run the initial migrations.
  • run yarn dev from the project's root, to run API and frontend apps in the development mode.


Fest is an open-source software licensed as MIT.