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nuxt-kql is suited to be used with Kirby Headless Starter. You may use it as a base for your KQL server.

Depending on your Kirby setup, you can use one of the following authentication methods:

Token-Based Authentication

nuxt-kql supports using a bearer token for authentication. For this to work, you will have to use the Kirby Headless Starter, which supports KQL with token authentication out of the box, in contradiction to the default Kirby API that requires basic authentication for API endpoints.

// `nuxt.config.ts`
export default defineNuxtConfig({
  modules: ['nuxt-kql'],

  kql: {
    // Enable token-based authentication for the Kirby Headless Starter,
    // which includes a custom KQL endpoint `api/kql`
    auth: 'bearer'

Set the following environment variables in your project's .env file:



Make sure to set the same token as the KIRBY_HEADLESS_API_TOKEN environment variable in your headless Kirby project's .env file.

Basic Authentication

In the case you don't want to build upon the Kirby Headless Starter, for example because you only want to opt in to KQL with an existing Kirby project, you can use basic authentication.


The default KQL endpoint /api/query requires authentication. You have to enable HTTP basic authentication in your Kirby project's config.php file:

// `site/config/config.php`
return [
    'api' => [
        'basicAuth' => true,
        // For local development, you may want to disable SSL verification
        'allowInsecure' => true

nuxt-kql automatically reads your environment variables. Create a .env file in your project (or edit the existing one) and add the following environment variables:


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