Fusio is written in PHP and requires at least version 7. In order to run the installation script you need to access the command-line interface of the web server.

  • PHP >= 7
  • MySQL database
  • CLI access


To install Fusio either download the latest version or use the composer command composer create-project fusio/fusio. Place the folder into the www directory of the web server. After this Fusio can be installed in the following steps.

  • Adjust the configuration file

    Open the file .env in the Fusio directory and change the key FUSIO_URL to the domain pointing to the public folder. Also insert the database credentials to the FUSIO_DB_* keys.

  • Execute the installation command

    The installation script inserts the Fusio database schema into the provided database. It can be executed with the following command php bin/fusio install.

  • Create administrator user

    After the installation is complete you have to create a new administrator account. Therefor you can use the following command php bin/fusio adduser. Choose as account type "Administrator".

Now you are able to login to the backend at /fusio.

Build an API endpoint

Fusio provides a demo todo API which is ready for deployment. Take a look at the .fusio.yml file which contains the deployment configuration. The file contains several keys:

  • routes

    Describes for each route the available request methods, whether the endpoint is public or private, the available request/response schema and also the action which should be executed:

    "/todo": !include resources/routes/todo/collection.yaml
    "/todo/:todo_id": !include resources/routes/todo/entity.yaml
  • schema

    Contains the available request and response schema in the JSON-Schema format:

    Todo: !include resources/schema/todo/entity.json
    Todo-Collection: !include resources/schema/todo/collection.json
    Message: !include resources/schema/message.json
  • connection

    Provides connections to a remote service i.e. mysql or mongodb. This connection can be used inside an action:

      class: Fusio\Adapter\Sql\Connection\SqlAdvanced
        url: "sqlite:///${dir.cache}/todo-app.db"
  • migration

    Through migrations it is possible to execute i.e. sql queries on a connection. This allows you to change your database schema on deployment.

      - resources/migration/v1_schema.php

Through the command php bin/fusio deploy you can deploy the API. It is now possible to visit the API endpoint at: /todo.

Access a non-public API endpoint

The POST method of the todo API is not public, because of this you need an access token in order to post a request.

  • Assign the scope to your user

    In order to use a scope, the scope must be assigned to your user account. Therefor go to the user panel click on the edit button and assign the todo scope to your user.

  • Request a JWT

    Now you can obtain a JWT through a simple HTTP request to the consumer/login endpoint.

    POST /consumer/login HTTP/1.1
    Content-Type: application/json
      "username": "[username]",
      "password": "[password]"

    Which returns a token i.e.:

        "token": "eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiI5N2JkNDUzYjdlMDZlOWFlMDQxNi00YmY2MWFiYjg4MDJjZmRmOWZmN2UyNDg4OTNmNzYyYmU5Njc5MGUzYTk4NDQ3MDEtYjNkYTk1MDYyNCIsImlhdCI6MTQ5MTE2NzIzNiwiZXhwIjoxNDkxMTcwODM2LCJuYW1lIjoidGVzdCJ9.T49Af5wnPIFYbPer3rOn-KV5PcN0FLcBVykUMCIAuwI"
  • Request the non-public API endpoint

    Now we can use the JWT as Bearer token in the Authorization header.

    POST /todo HTTP/1.1
    Authorization: Bearer eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiI5N2JkNDUzYjdlMDZlOWFlMDQxNi00YmY2MWFiYjg4MDJjZmRmOWZmN2UyNDg4OTNmNzYyYmU5Njc5MGUzYTk4NDQ3MDEtYjNkYTk1MDYyNCIsImlhdCI6MTQ5MTE2NzIzNiwiZXhwIjoxNDkxMTcwODM2LCJuYW1lIjoidGVzdCJ9.T49Af5wnPIFYbPer3rOn-KV5PcN0FLcBVykUMCIAuwI
    Content-Type: application/json
      "title": "lorem ipsum"


This was a quick introduction how to build and consume an API with Fusio. Please take a look at the documentation section for more resources.