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Render is a very popular Platform as a Service (PaaS). It allows to quickly host and serve your applications without worrying about server management.

We provide an official blueprint creating all the services you need to run Fief.

Before starting

  1. If you don't have one yet, create an account on Render.
  2. Go to
  3. Create a New Environment Group and name it fief (all lowercase)

You can then proceed to the blueprint!

Apply the blueprint

We provide variations for each data center locations supported by Fief. The best practice is to choose the one closer to you and your users.

Click on the links below to start creating the blueprint in the region of your choice:

Deploy to Oregon (US West) Deploy to Ohio (US East) Deploy to Frankfurt (EU) Deploy to Singapore (Asia-Pacific)

Fill the environment variables

We already set most of the environment variables, but you still have to set a few ones.

You can find the reference of those values in the environment variables section.

Fill the environment variables during Render deployment

Encryption key generator

The encryption key should be a valid key for the Fernet encryption algorithm. Use the generator above to get yours! Keep it secret.

Set the custom domain

When the deployment is done, you need to link your domain with the fief-server service. Open the Settings of this service and in the Custom Domains section, add your domain.

Custom domain configuration on Render

Cost estimation

Render bills each service individually. Fief needs four of them:

  • A server process (starting at 7 USD per month)
  • A worker process (starting at 7 USD per month)
  • A PostgreSQL database (starting at 7 USD per month)
  • A Redis database (starting at 10 USD per month)

For a small or medium sized-instance, the cost should hence be around 31 USD per month.