The question is pretty simple: can I use the GraphQL from JSS package without JSS license?

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You don't need a JSS license to use the Sitecore.Services.GraphQL package, which is essentially the "core" part of using GraphQL with Sitecore. So you are free to create your own schemas, extenders, etc... or use the built-in options.

There is a Sitecore.JavaScriptServices.GraphQL package as well. This package is primarily used to provide a custom JSS extender as well as a GQL rendering contents resolver for Layout Service. I don't believe the package directly requires a license, but it's not going to be of much use outside of a JSS context.

  • To expand on this, the GraphQL pieces ship as part of the JSS package, but the GraphQL API is entirely assemblies and configuration files - no items. It'd be a bit of effort to extract the right ones from the JSS package, but it will work.
    – Kam Figy
    Commented Dec 20, 2018 at 16:06
  • Thank you, guys, for explanation! Very appreciate. Commented Dec 20, 2018 at 20:55

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