Adventures in No-Code Part 2: Authenticating a SaaS app with

Abby Allen
7 min readNov 8, 2022
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If you’ve read my first article on getting started with No-Code tools, you’ll remember that I was trying to build a proof of concept of a new SaaS business concept. My requirements were:

  • Users need to be able to authenticate.
  • Users need to be able to build and maintain an inventory of supplies.
  • The system needs to recommend projects they can do with the supplies in their inventory.

After my initial research into No-code platforms, I’ve decided to add the following additional requirements to my list:

  • My data must be portable — If I ever outgrow the no-code platform and want to build from scratch, I need to be able to export users, supply lists, and projects out without too much pain
  • The system needs to be able to scale to at least 1k users without costing me a small fortune
  • It needs to support Google AdSense so that I can do some very basic content monetization
  • It needs to support some kind of subscription mechanism to remove said ads and unlock additional features.


The next most-promising no-code platform I found that seems to tick at least most of my boxes is



Abby Allen

Abby Allen is a user-focused product manager, engineer, entrepreneur, and mom based in Minneapolis, MN.