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Use Next.js with SST

Create and deploy a Next.js app to AWS with SST and OpenNext.


You'll need at least Node.js 18 and npm 7. You also need to have an AWS account and AWS credentials configured locally.


If you are new to SST, we recommend you start with our latest version instead. Learn more about Ion.

1. Create a new app

Create a new Next.js app.

npx create-next-app@latest

Now initialize SST in the root of your new Next.js project.

cd my-app
npx create-sst@latest
Ready to deploy

Your Next.js app is now ready to be deployed to AWS! Just run — npx sst deploy. But let's take a second to look at how SST makes it easy to add other features to your app.

Start your local dev environment.

npx sst dev

Start Next.js

npm run dev

When running sst dev, SST does not deploy your Next.js app. You are meant to run Next.js locally.

2. Add file uploads

Let's add a file upload feature to our Next.js app.

Add an S3 bucket

Add an S3 bucket to your sst.config.ts.

const bucket = new Bucket(stack, "public");

Bind it to your Next.js app.

const site = new NextjsSite(stack, "site", {
+ bind: [bucket],

Generate a presigned URL

To upload a file to S3 we'll generate a presigned URL. Add this to pages/index.tsx.

export async function getServerSideProps() {
const command = new PutObjectCommand({
ACL: "public-read",
Key: crypto.randomUUID(),
Bucket: Bucket.public.bucketName,
const url = await getSignedUrl(new S3Client({}), command);

return { props: { url } };

With SST we can access our infrastructure in a typesafe way — Bucket.public.bucketName. Learn more.

Add an upload form

Let's add the form. Replace the Home component in pages/index.tsx with.

export default function Home({ url }: { url: string }) {
return (
onSubmit={async (e) => {

const file = ( as HTMLFormElement).file.files?.[0]!;

const image = await fetch(url, {
body: file,
method: "PUT",
headers: {
"Content-Type": file.type,
"Content-Disposition": `attachment; filename="${}"`,

window.location.href = image.url.split("?")[0];
<input name="file" type="file" accept="image/png, image/jpeg" />
<button type="submit">Upload</button>

This will upload an image and redirect to it!

3. Add a cron job

Next, we'll add a cron job to remove the uploaded files every day. Add this to sst.config.ts.

new Cron(stack, "cron", {
schedule: "rate(1 day)",
job: {
function: {
bind: [bucket],
handler: "functions/delete.handler",

Just like our Next.js app, we are binding the S3 bucket to our cron job.

Add a cron function

Add a function to functions/delete.ts that'll go through all the files in the bucket and remove them.

export async function handler() {
const client = new S3Client({});

const list = await client.send(
new ListObjectsCommand({
Bucket: Bucket.public.bucketName,

await Promise.all(
(list.Contents || []).map((file) =>
new DeleteObjectCommand({
Key: file.Key,
Bucket: Bucket.public.bucketName,

And that's it. We have a simple Next.js app that uploads files to S3 and runs a cron job to delete them!

4. Deploy to prod

Let's deploy our app to production.

npx sst deploy --stage prod

View the source for this example on GitHub.

5. Manage in prod

You can use the SST Console to view logs and issues in prod. Create a free account and connect it to AWS.

Next.js app in the SST Console

Next steps

  1. Learn more about SST
  2. Have a Next.js app on Vercel? Migrate it to SST.
  3. Ready to dive into the details of SST? Check out our guide.