🔥 9 Open-Source Repos That Will Make Your SaaS Gold 🤔

🔥 9 Open-Source Repos That Will Make Your SaaS Gold 🤔


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Building a software-as-a-service (SaaS) from the ground up can be a time-intensive chore.

Don't fret, there are pre-configured SaaS boilerplates available, including the one I'll introduce shortly, which can give you that essential acceleration and time-saving boost you need.

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What is a SaaS?

I'm glad you asked, in short Software as a Service (SaaS) is a cloud-based software model that delivers applications to users through your browser.

The software and infrastructure are managed by the SaaS provider, and users can access the service on-demand, typically under a subscription or pay-as-you-use pricing model

All business needs can be very different and the curated list of features can vary from one organization to the next.

Your SaaS application can integrate open-source software to enhance its capabilities and provide exceptional value to your users.

Let's take a look at how leveraging valuable open-source software can be a game changer.
It provides a more versatile and powerful solution to your up-and-coming business while you build your SaaS app.

#. BoxyHQ's SaaS Starter Kit This is your SaaS👇


Kickstart your enterprise app development with the Next.js SaaS boilerplate.

  • Get a development boost by leveraging the pre-built boilerplate features out of the box.

  • Significantly reduce the time to build your own SaaS and focus on building your core application features.

  • Ideal for startups, and those looking to enhance their existing applications with strong, out-of-the-box security.

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1. Cerbos


Cerbos is an open-source, scalable authorization layer that simplifies the implementation and management of user roles and permissions across multiple applications and services.

  • Customize access control within your SaaS application, allowing you to define fine-grained permissions to meet the unique requirements of your users.

  • Prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data and ensure that data remains protected from unauthorized users.

  • Enhanced user experience, enabling users to have precise control over their access rights within your application.

Please star ⭐ Cerbos

2. Supertokens


SuperTokens is an open-source authentication and authorization solution designed to provide secure login and scalable access management for web and mobile applications.

  • Supports a variety of authentication methods, including session management and JWT, ensuring that user authentication is seamless and secure.

  • Prevents common security pitfalls such as session hijacking and data breaches, enhancing user trust in your application.

  • Improved user experience by simplifying the user authentication process, ensuring that users can access the application with ease and confidence.

Please star ⭐ Supertokens

3. Retraced Audit Logs


Retraced is an open-source audit logs service used for documenting activity within software systems across your organization.

  • Provide detailed tracking of all activities within your application, allowing you to monitor who accesses your application and what actions they perform.

  • Early detection of suspicious or unauthorized behavior, enabling a swift response to potential security incidents.

  • Maintain transparency and accountability by providing an audit trail of user actions and system events.

Please star ⭐ Retraced

4. Unleash


Feature flags make it easy to test how your code works with real production data without the fear that you'll accidentally break your users' experience.

  • Control feature rollouts, ensuring that updates and new features are introduced gradually, reducing the risk of disruptions and issues.

  • Rapid issue mitigation in the event of unforeseen issues or bugs allowing you to quickly turn off problematic features without a full application redeployment.

  • Minimizes the risk of disruptions and issues, ensuring a smoother user experience.

Please star ⭐ Unleash

5. Ockam


Facilitate secure data authenticity, integrity, and confidentiality for data in motion at the application layer.

  • Robust security framework that allows developers to establish end-to-end encrypted communication channels, ensuring data authenticity, integrity, and confidentiality.

  • Support for multiple protocols allowing secure channels to span across various network topologies and transport protocols.

  • Provides tools for identity creation, key management, and credential management, which are essential for secure communication in distributed systems.

Please star ⭐ Ockam

6. Hasura


Hasura is an open-source engine that provides instant, real-time GraphQL APIs over Postgres, with webhook triggers on database events and remote schemas for business logic.

  • Simplified data fetching from databases while maintaining strong security, reducing development time and potential security risks.

  • Fine-grained control over data access through permissions and role-based access control (RBAC), ensuring that only authorized users access specific data.

  • Enhance the data security by protecting sensitive information from unauthorized access.

Please star ⭐ Hasura

7. Meltano


Declarative, code-first data integration engine that provides developers with the tools to move, transform, and explore data across various sources and destinations.

Designed to help unlock APIs and databases, and to facilitate the creation of data and machine learning-powered product ideas.

  • Support for over 600 data sources and destinations, providing a versatile integration solution.

  • Declarative, code-first approach for managing data pipelines which makes it a powerful tool for handling large-scale data.

  • Allows developers to build custom connectors and integrate existing data tools, offering a high level of customization and flexibility.

Please star ⭐ Meltano

8. Odigos


Odigos, is an open-source project for application monitoring and observability, enabling the user to proactively detect and troubleshoot security issues.

Application developers

  • More focus on writing code by leveraging the power of OpenTelemetry and eBPF to automatically instrument applications. Be prepared for the next production incident with best-in-class observability data.

Platform engineers

  • Automatically deploy and scale collectors according to the traffic of applications. No need to waste time deploying and configuring collectors.

Please star ⭐ Odigos

9. Trigger.dev


Trigger. dev is a platform, SDK, and API for building and running Jobs in your codebase, triggered by various sources, but without having to worry about managing any complicated orchestration infrastructure. It can be used from any Node.

  • Manage long-running Jobs on serverless platforms that have short timeouts.

  • The user is provided an SDK for building Jobs in your codebase, triggered by various sources such as events, scheduled events, and webhooks.

  • Out-of-the-box Integrations with popular services such as Slack, OpenAI, GitHub, and more, which vastly simplifies the process of interacting with 3rd-party services.

Please star ⭐ Trigger.dev


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🤩 Incorporating open-source projects can be a total win for your SaaS application.

Thank you for checking out these nine POWERFUL open-source projects that you should consider integrating into your SaaS to enhance its capabilities that will turn your app into gold.🥇

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