Showing posts with label AEM PWA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AEM PWA. Show all posts

Friday 14 December 2018

Integrate PWA & AEM and retrieve the AEM content from PWA.

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Create & Author Content Fragments in AEM

Hope the Content Fragment and related changes are published already.

Now let us enable CORS, Anonymous access in publish environment.

Step 1: Add CORS details:

Since we are going to access the Content Fragment from external application, we may get CORS error(Cross-origin resource sharing). To enable the CORS access, we need to make some changes in AEM publish instance.

Go to AEM system > Console > ConfigManager > Apache Sling Main Servlet

Click on (+) icon and add new property for 'Additional response headers' as 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin=http://localhost:5000'

[AEM CORS ISSUE RESOLVED] - click on image to see it big

The new Content Fragment Model is now anonymously accessible on AEM Publish.

Now go back to PWA home page and click on the button, you can see that data is retrieved from AEM as shown below.

[Content Fragment Output to third party PWA application]
We now created a sample PWA and pulled content from AEM.

If you face any issue and need help in running this demo, please let me know through the comments.



How to create & Deploy a Progressive Web Application

Previous post on this tutorial
Setting up an environment to run Progressive Web Applications

Here I will showcase how to create a very minimal sample PWA and deploying it.

Step 1 : Create a folder 'my-aem-pwa-sample'
Step 2 : Go inside the folder
Step 3 : Create a file called 'index.html' and paste below content.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <meta name="theme-color" content="#008000"/>
    <title>PWA demo with AEM</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="my-aem-pwa-style.css" media="all">
    <link rel="manifest" href="manifest.json">
    <script src=""></script>
    <script src="retrieve_content_fragment.js"> </script>

    <div class="content">
        <h1>-Progressive Web App demo with AEM-</h1><br>       
        <button class="button">Retrieve Content Fragment Data</button>
        <h3><div id="div1" align="center" style="background-color: #FF9800"></div></h3>
     if('serviceWorker' in navigator) {
         .then(function() {
               console.log('Service Worker Registered');

Step 4 : Create a file called 'manifest.json' and paste below content.

    "name": "PWA demo with AEM",
    "short_name": "PWA",
    "start_url": "/index.html",
    "display": "standalone",
    "background_color": "#FF9800",
    "theme_color": "#FF9800"
Step 5 : Create a file called 'my-aem-pwa-style.css' and paste below content.

body {
  #background-color: #ffcc00;
  color: black;

.content {
#    max-width: 1000px;
    margin: auto;
    font-family: "Trebuchet MS", Helvetica, sans-serif;
    #background-color: #ffcc00;

.button {
    background-color: #008000;
    border: none;
    color: white;
    padding: 15px 32px;
    text-align: center;
    text-decoration: none;
    display: inline-block;
    font-size: 16px;
    margin: 0px 0px;
    cursor: pointer;

.vertical-container {
  height: 300px;
  display: -webkit-flex;
  display:         flex;
  -webkit-align-items: center;
          align-items: center;
  -webkit-justify-content: center;
          justify-content: center;

h1.vertical-container {
  font-size: 275%;

Step 6 : Create a file called 'retrieve_content_fragment.js' and paste below content.
You need to update the blue color line of code based on your content fragment created

            $.ajax({url: "http://localhost:4503/content/we-retail/us/en/men/jcr:content/root/responsivegrid/contentfragment_1847490508.json", dataType: "json", success: function(result){
                $("#div1").html("Sorry! Unable to retrieve data; Please try again!");
                var obj = JSON.stringify(result);
                var strresultParsed= JSON.parse(obj);

Step 7 : Create a file calles 'serviceworker.js' and paste below content.

var cacheName = 'my-aem-pwa-demo';
var filesToCache = [

self.addEventListener('install', function(e) {
  console.log('[ServiceWorker] Install');
  e.waitUntil( {
      console.log('[ServiceWorker] Caching app shell');
      return cache.addAll(filesToCache);

self.addEventListener('activate',  event => {

self.addEventListener('fetch', event => {
    caches.match(event.request, {ignoreSearch:true}).then(response => {
      return response || fetch(event.request);

Now the folder looks as below.

PWA Folder structure - click on this to see it big

Step 8 : Now open a command prompt inside folder 'my-aem-pwa-sample' and run below command

'serve .'

You can see below response.


Step 9 : Open the browser and hit the url 'http://localhost:5000' (This is the url of application deployed and stared as seen in above screenshot).

Now the PWA sample application is running on port 5000.


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Create & Author Content Fragments in AEM


Setting up an environment to run Progressive Web Applications

Previous post on this topic

AEM With Progressive Web Apps - Demonstrating the ability of Content Fragments in AEM - Display AEM Content to Third Party Applications

We need Node Package Manager for running this tutorial. Follow below steps to install node and related tools.

Step 1: Install npm, Node
As part of deploying PWA, we will use Node js & Node Package Manager(npm). While installing Node.js, we will automatically get npm installed on computer.

Use this link for node js download.

List of all Operating System installers :

Once npm and node is installed, ensure below commands are returning respective versions to confirm the installation was successful.

cmd> node -v

cmd> npm -v

Step 2: Install Serve

Serve helps developing a static PWA project, When ever there is a single page application or just a static file needs to be deployed, we can use 'serve' module.

Follow below steps to install serve. More details here []

Execute below command to install serve.

cmd> npm install -g serve

Once serve package is installed, please ensure installation was successful by running below command.

cmd> serve -v

Once server module is installed, you can go inside any folder and just run below command to start the server and deploy the single page.

cmd> serve .



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How to create & Deploy a Progressive Web Application