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Deploying Admin on Netlify

This is a guide for deploying Medusa Admin on Netlify. Netlify is a platform that offers hosting and backend services for applications and static websites.


At this point, you should have a running instance of Medusa Admin. If not, check out these steps or use npx create-medusa-app to set up your application in a matter of minutes. For the latter, see this guide for a small walkthrough.

1. Install the Netlify CLI

Install Netlify CLI on your machine using npm:

npm install netlify-cli -g

2. Login to your Netlify account

Connect to your Netlify account from your terminal:

netlify login

Follow the instructions in your terminal.

3. Netlify setup

In order to deploy on Netlify, you need to create a new site, link the admin repository to the site and configure environment variables.

The Netlify CLI is used to achieve this.

Create a new site

netlify init

Follow the instructions in your terminal to authorize and connect your Git repository.

The default build and deploy settings fit the needs of a Gatsby application, so leave these as is.

Add an environment variable

netlify env:set GATSBY_MEDUSA_BACKEND_URL ""

The above environment variable should point to your Medusa server.

4. Push and deploy

Finally to deploy the admin, commit and push your changes to the repository connected in step 3.

git add .
git commit -m "Deploy Medusa Admin on Netlify"
git push origin main

Within a couple of minutes, your Medusa Admin is live and running on Netlify.


If you experience CORS issues in your new setup, you might need to add your admin url as part of the ADMIN_CORS environment variable in your server setup.

What's next?

If you haven't deployed your Medusa server to use with your new admin, check out our guide Deploying on Heroku.