Before going to production, it's essential to follow certain precautions to avoid failures.
1) Environment Variables
First, we must safely inject the correct environment variables into their relative environment. MakerKit has predefined templates that allow you to understand where each variable should be added.
Before publishing your SaaS, or if you are making a production release after a change and this included an environment variable; ensure your CI provider is up to date with the correct variable in the right environments.
.env file will not be committed to your repository, you will
need to add the environment variables beforehand.
2) Supabase Postgres Row Level Security (RLS) Policies
If you are using Supabase, you will need to ensure that your RLS policies are set up correctly, and that the changes are propagated to the production database.
3) Sync your database schema with your remote Supabase database
If you are using Supabase, you will need to ensure that your database schema is in sync with your remote Supabase database.
You can do this using the Supabase CLI: for more information, please refer to the Supabase CLI documentation.
More specifically, you need to run the following command:
supabase db push
You may need to link your Supabase project to your local Supabase CLI instance first.
After running this command, navigate to your Supabase project and check that the database schema is in sync with your local database schema.
4) Enable your Stripe account Billing Status
Remember to complete your Stripe account's information and enable billing and to not forget it in
Additionally, you will need to add your Stripe API keys to the environment variables to process payments. Ensure you have added the correct keys to the correct environment and that have selected all the required events to your webhook.
Please follow the Stripe configuration guide to configure your Stripe account.
5) Add your SMPT service credentials
You will need to add your SMTP service credentials to the environment variables to send emails. This is required for sending emails to users when they are invited to an organization.
To set the credentials, use the global configuration file
6) Enable Google Analytics (Optional)
Understand how visitors find your website early on.
7) Enable Sentry (Optional)
With 4000 events for free per month, we recommend that you use Sentry.io for ensuring you can catch, analyze and fix any runtime errors in your application that your users will encounter.