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This Server API documentation will guide you on how to use the key modules of the Agnost server side library in your backend apps.


Please note that Agnost server side API can only be used in your Agnost backend applications. You cannot import and use this library in your front-end applications. We provide methods to speed up user authentication in our Agnost Client API, which you can use in your front-end apps.

Key modules

There are several modules in our server library that you can use in your backend applications.

  • Database - Allows you manage your application's database. With the database module, you can create new objects in your app database, update or delete existing ones, run queries and paginate over large data sets. This module also provides methods to manage database transactions.
  • Storage - Provides the methods to manage your app's cloud storage buckets and files. With this module, you store your files, documents, images etc. under buckets, which are the basic containers that hold your application data.
  • Message Queues - Allows different parts of your application to communicate and perform activities asynchronously. Message queue services are triggered when a message is submitted to a queue.
  • Scheduled Tasks - Enables you to manually trigger service executions of your scheduled tasks (a.k.a. cron jobs) which actually ran periodically at fixed times, dates, or intervals
  • Realtime - Allows realtime publish and subscribe (pub/sub) messaging through websockets. Realtime makes it possible to open a two-way interactive communication session between the user's device (e.g., browser, smartphone) and a server. With realtime, you can send messages to a server and receive event-driven responses without having to poll the server for a reply. The server side API provides a couple of convenience methods to realtime messages. For a detailed list of realtime features that you can use in your front-end apps please refer to Client API Realtime documentation.
  • Cache - Provides simple key-value storage at a high-speed data storage layer (Redis), speeding up data set and get operations.

Error Handling

Unlike the Client API, Agnost's server side API throws exceptions in case of errors in your method calls. These errors can be related to input data validation or errors that might occur when performing database CRUD operations. We recommend writing your handler functions within try-catch blocks when calling Agnost's server side API methods.