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Create an App with Realm CLI

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  • Prerequisites
  • Procedure
  • Authenticate a MongoDB Atlas User
  • Run the App Creation Command

You can use the Atlas App Services CLI to create a new server-side App.


Use your MongoDB Cloud API Key to log in:

realm-cli login --api-key="<my api key>" --private-api-key="<my private api key>"

The CLI can create an app and copy its configuration files to a local directory with a single command. The command asks you to specify the app name and the Atlas project that should contain the app. You can configure the command with flags or interactively.

realm-cli apps create

The command also supports additional flags that you can optionally include to customize your app. The following table lists common flags you might use:


Choose a template app to start from.

Valid values:

  • triggers

  • web.mql.todo

  • web.graphql.todo

  • android.kotlin.todo

  • ios.swift.todo

  • react-native.todo

  • xamarin.todo


Defines the app's deployment model.

Valid values:



Defines a local app's deployment region.

Defines the app's environment.

Valid values:

  • development

  • testing

  • qa

  • production


See also:

For more details and additional flags, see the CLI documentation for the create command.

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