Setting up Apollo Server with Hapi

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This is the Hapi integration of Apollo Server. Apollo Server is a community-maintained open-source Apollo Server that works with all Node.js HTTP server frameworks: Express, Connect, Hapi, Koa and Restify. Read the docs. Read the CHANGELOG.

npm install apollo-server-hapi


With the Hapi plugins graphqlHapi and graphiqlHapi you can pass a route object that includes options to be applied to the route. The example below enables CORS on the /graphql route.

The code below requires Hapi 17 or higher.

import Hapi from 'hapi';
import { graphqlHapi } from 'apollo-server-hapi';

const HOST = 'localhost';
const PORT = 3000;

async function StartServer() {
  const server = new Hapi.server({
    host: HOST,
    port: PORT,

  await server.register({
    plugin: graphqlHapi,
    options: {
      path: '/graphql',
      graphqlOptions: {
        schema: myGraphQLSchema,
      route: {
        cors: true,

  try {
    await server.start();
  } catch (err) {
    console.log(`Error while starting server: ${err.message}`);

  console.log(`Server running at: ${server.info.uri}`);



Apollo Server is built with the following principles in mind:

  • By the community, for the community: Apollo Server’s development is driven by the needs of developers
  • Simplicity: by keeping things simple, Apollo Server is easier to use, easier to contribute to, and more secure
  • Performance: Apollo Server is well-tested and production-ready - no modifications needed

Anyone is welcome to contribute to Apollo Server, just read CONTRIBUTING.md, take a look at the roadmap and make your first PR!

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