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Upgrade from 5.8.0 to 5.9.0

What you’ll learn
  • how to upgrade Webiny from 5.8.0 to 5.9.0

Before continuing, make sure to take the necessary precautions, listed in the Overview section.


Make sure to check out the 5.9.0 changelog to get familiar with all the changes introduced in this release.

1. Project Preparation#

First, we need to prepare your project for the upgrade process. With security packages refactor, some packages no longer exist, and if we try to upgrade dependencies straight away, yarn will complain. To fix that, we need to clean up your project first, to eliminate references to those deprecated packages.

In your project root, run the following:


2. Upgrade Webiny Packages#

We're now ready to upgrade all @webiny/* packages! Run the following command:

yarn up "@webiny/*@5.9.0"

Once the upgrade has finished, running the yarn webiny --version command in your terminal should return 5.9.0.


Before moving on, make sure you commit all your changes.

3. Run the Upgrade Command#

Now let's run the project upgrade:

yarn webiny upgrade 5.9.0

The upgrade script will make a couple of changes to your existing API project application's code (located within the api folder). Once the upgrade command has finished, you can run the git status command to see all changes that the command performed.

4. Post Upgrade Script#

To finalize the upgrade, run the following command:


This takes care of a small glitch in the upgrade process, which we noticed after we released the 5.9.0 code. Gists to the rescue!

5. Deploy Your Project#

Finally, proceed by re-deploying your Webiny project:

# Execute in your project root.
yarn webiny deploy --env {environment}

As stated in the Overview section, we recommend that you first deploy your changes into one of your pre-production environments, like dev or staging.


Learn more about different deployment environments in the CI/CD / Environments key topic.

Additional Steps and Notes#

GraphQL API Package Scaffold#

If you've been using the GraphQL API Package scaffold in your Webiny project prior to the 5.9.0 release, you will have to revisit the created types.ts file for each created package, and replace the following line:

import { TenancyContext } from "@webiny/api-security-tenancy/types";

Replace it with the following import statement:

import { TenancyContext } from "@webiny/api-tenancy/types";

This change is required simply because the @webiny/api-security-tenancy package doesn't exist anymore. Note that the new @webiny/api-tenancy package should already exist in your project, so there's no need to add it manually.

Last updated on by Adrian Smijulj