# Prepare Shopware
This whole guide is also available as a video tutorial on Youtube.
Some paths and namings might not be 100% up to date in the video, so be aware of that.
In order to make Shopware work with shopware-pwa you have to follow a few simple steps.
Make sure your current Shopware version is 6.1.5 or higher.
Within your Shopware root directory run:
composer require shopware-pwa/shopware-pwa
This will download a shopware plugin named
SwagShopwarePwa, adding some readonly endpoints required to allow for performant rendering of the PWA.
After that run
bin/console plugin:refresh && bin/console plugin:install --activate SwagShopwarePwa
This will install and activate your plugin.
Now your instance is ready to go.
When running the CLI init function
shopware-pwa init or editing the
showpare-pwa.config.js directly, you might be wondering where to get the access token from.
An access token is usually associated with a "Sales Channel". These are defined in you Shopware instance. Log in to your Shopware instance - by default it uses the
Once you are logged in, you can find the configured Sales Channels on the left side of your navigation bar.
Storefront sales channel or any sales channel that you've configured manually and the scroll down to the
API access section. Copy the API access key and you're good to continue with your PWA setup.