Admin GraphQL Private App. Where do i start?

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I have a store that uses Admin Graphql. Someone told us that this is not secure and recommends us not to do this.
I am really new to this API.

My questions are:

1. Where do i start? I read the documentation but nothing there show me where to put the code if not in my own theme file.

2. Using AWS EC2 - How do i connect this to my shopify api?

3. is this all possible using jquery?

Thank you.



Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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I am unsure what you mean by the GraphAP Admin API being not secure. With any API you would need to not expose your API key/password and any other secrets you have in the application. I suggest prior to creating your app you work through this toolkit to get comfortable with our GraphQL API:


1. You would need to utilize the GraphQL API in your app. The Admin API is not to be used on your storefront as you would be exposing your API Key / Password. Please start here with building an example app that will explain this indepth:


2. You would 'connect' this through the app. If you create a private app you can interact with Shopify via the API


3. You can build your app in any language you want, often GraphQL is used with a client such as Apollo on a React or similar app. It is very hard to say without knowing what you are building etc. 

Vix | Developer Support @ Shopify
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