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Apollo Server 4 is generally available

Apollo Server 4 is the latest version of Apollo Server and is generally available. Apollo Server 4 is ready for use in a production environment, and Apollo provides official support for this library. There is currently no planned end-of-life date.

Deprecated versions

Both previous major versions of Apollo Server are currently deprecated, with end-of-life scheduled for October 22nd, 2023. Additionally, certain features of Apollo Server 2 have an earlier end-of-life date of December 31st, 2022.

Deprecated versions continue to receive security patches and updates to address major regressions until their end-of-life date. They typically do not receive new features and other kinds of bug fixes may or may not be backported to deprecated versions at Apollo's discretion.

End-of-life versions will remain available in the npm registry and can still be installed and used in your projects. However, Apollo doesn't guarantee any further support for them, nor does Apollo recommend their use. Additionally, Apollo doesn't guarantee that GraphOS features will continue to work for packages beyond their end-of-life date.

Apollo Server 3

Apollo Server 3 is deprecated and will transition to end-of-life on October 22nd, 2023. We encourage all Apollo Server 3 users to upgrade to Apollo Server 4 now. Note that Apollo Server 2 and 3 were distributed in various npm packages (such as apollo-server, apollo-server-core, and apollo-server-express); Apollo Server 4 combines these packages into a single new @apollo/server package.

Apollo Server 2

Apollo Server 2 is deprecated and will transition to end-of-life on October 22, 2023. We encourage all users of Apollo Server 2 to upgrade to Apollo Server 4, first by following the v3 migration guide and then following the v4 migration guide. Note that Apollo Server 2 and 3 were distributed in various npm packages (such as apollo-server, apollo-server-core, and apollo-server-express); Apollo Server 4 combines these packages into a single new @apollo/server package.

We recommend upgrading to Apollo Server 4 as soon as possible. Depending on which Apollo Server features you use, the upgrade process might require several changes to your server. The most straightforward upgrade path is to first upgrade from Apollo Server 2 to 3, then once everything works, continue upgrading from Apollo Server 3 to 4.

Three features of Apollo Server 2 have an earlier end-of-life date: December 31st, 2022. These three features are:

These features incorporate third-party software that is unmaintained (or can't be upgraded for compatibility reasons). Additionally, these features aren't in the default experiences of either Apollo Server 3 or 4. Apollo generally won't support these features' security issues or significant regressions after 2022. In other words, problems that are solved when a server is initialized with new ApolloServer({ subscriptions: false, uploads: false, playground: false }) might not be addressed after 2022.

Apollo Server 1

Apollo Server 1 was a significantly different project and has been considered end-of-life since 2018.

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