November 17, 2021

How to Publish Your First Rust Crate?

With crates, you share your work with other developers, learn how to publish your first crate.

You Need an Account

Before you start publishing any crate to crates.io, you first have to create an account.

  • Go to crates.io
  • Login with GitHub
  • Verify your Email

Then Login

  • Create a New Token form Account Settings in the API Access section
  • Run the command you get to the login

Get Your Project Ready

  • Add the following fields in the Cargo.toml file
    • license or license-file
    • description
    • documentation
    • homepage or repository
  • You need to commit your work before publishing
  • Do a dry run by running
cargo publish --dry-run
  • Fix any errors or warnings after the dry run

And Publish

cargo publish

Let the World Use Your Crate :)