How to use Upstash GeoLocation through Azion

Upstash GeoLocation is an automation designed to deploy a database directly on the edge while enabling the configuration of custom messages that will be delivered according to the user’s geographical location.

These messages are delivered through a static interface, based on HTML and generated by the template after deployment.

Before using this template, you need to:

  1. Access Console > Account menu
  2. Select the Billing & Subscriptions option.
  3. Select the Subscriptions tab.
  4. Activate the switch for each module.

To get this template, access Azion Console and click the + Create button on the homepage.

This will open a modal where you can select Templates > Upstash GeoLocation card.

In the configuration form, you must provide the information to configure your Azion application. Fill in the presented fields.

  1. Connect Azion with your GitHub account.
  • A pop-up window will open to confirm the installation of the Azion GitHub App, a tool that connects your GitHub account with Azion’s platform.
  • Define your permissions and repository access as desired.
  1. Select the Git Scope to work with.
  2. Define a name for your edge application.
  • The bucket for storage and the edge function will use the same name.
  • Use a unique and easy-to-remember name. If the name has already been used, the platform returns an error message.
  1. Enter the following information:
  • Upstash Redis Rest URL *: the URL to access your Upstash database using REST.
    • Go to your Upstash Console and copy the UPSTASH_REDIS_REST_URL in your database page.
  • Upstash Redis Rest Token *: the token to authorize access to your Upstash database using REST.
    • Go to your Upstash Console and copy the UPSTASH_REDIS_REST_TOKEN in your database page.
  1. Click the Deploy button to start the deployment process.

During the deployment, you’ll be able to follow the process through a window showing off the logs. When it’s complete, the page shows information about the application and some options to continue your journey.

Upstash GeoLocation creates a new Azion edge application and its domain. It also creates an edge function to provide the arguments for the geolocation, a new repository in your GitHub account based on a public template, including a GitHub Action to enable continuous deployment, and a static interface to show the messages.

In this function, the upstash/redis library is integrated, connecting to your Upstash Global Database and retrieving the message based on the user’s location. This location is taken from the metadata ["geoip_country_code"].

The template also incorporates location-based greetings in your database, which are retrieved from the integration with Upstash, similar to this:

Terminal window
Welcome to Upstash CLI
set BR "Olá, tudo bem!"
set GB "Ey up?"
set US "Yo, what's up?"
set IN "Namaste"

You can customize these greetings on your Upstash database to attend to your necessities.

To know more on how to edit and customize your project’s settings, go to the Managing your project on Azion section.

Managing your project on Azion

Section titled Managing your project on Azion

Considering that this initial setup may not be optimal for your specific edge application, all settings can be customized any time you need by using Azion Console. Once the template is deployed, you also have full control over customizing your Upstash account and database.

To manage and edit your edge application’s settings, follow these steps:

  1. Access Console.
  2. On the upper-left corner, select Products menu > Edge Application.
  • You’ll be redirected to the Edge Application page. It lists all the edge applications you’ve created.
  1. Find the edge application related to the Upstash GeoLocation template and select it.
  • The list is organized alphabetically. You can also use the search bar located in the upper-left corner of the list; currently, it filters only by Application Name.

After selecting the edge application you’ll work on, you’ll be directed to a page containing all the settings you can configure.

The edge application created during the deployment has an assigned Azion domain to make it accessible through the browser. The domain has the following format: However, you can add a custom domain for users to access your edge application through it.

go to configuring a domain guide