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Integration with Koa

Koa is a new web framework designed by the team behind Express, which aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. GraphQL Yoga can be integrated easily as a route to the existing Koa application with a few lines of code. So you can benefit from middlewares written for Koa with GraphQL Yoga.


yarn add @graphql-yoga/node koa graphql


import Koa from 'koa'
import { createServer } from '@graphql-yoga/node'
const app = new Koa()
const graphQLServer = createServer<Koa.ParameterizedContext>()
// Bind GraphQL Yoga to `/graphql` endpoint
app.use(async (ctx) => {
  // Second parameter adds Koa's context into GraphQL Context
  const response = await graphQLServer.handleIncomingMessage(ctx.req, ctx)
  // Set status code
  ctx.status = response.status
  // Set headers
  response.headers.forEach((value, key) => {
    ctx.append(key, value)
  // Converts ReadableStream to a NodeJS Stream
  ctx.body = response.body
app.listen(4000, () => {
  console.log('Running a GraphQL API server at http://localhost:4000')

You can also check a full example on our GitHub repository here.

Last updated on September 19, 2022