SmartEdit Setup Instructions for Spartacus

Note: This feature is introduced with version 1.0 of the Spartacus libraries.


For Spartacus to work with SmartEdit, you need SAP Commerce Cloud 1905 (or newer) with spartacussampledataaddon installed.

Configuring SmartEdit to work with a Spartacus storefront

  1. Build your Angular app, adding Spartacus libraries as normal. Make sure it’s working before continuing. For more information, see Building the Spartacus Storefront from Libraries.

  2. Copy the SmartEdit file webApplicationInjector.js to the folder src of your Angular app.

    This file to copy can be found in your SAP Commerce Cloud installation, in the following folder:

  3. In the root folder of your Angular app, edit the file angular.json.

    In the section architect > build > option > assets, add src/webApplicationInjector.js.


    "architect": {
    "build": {
      "builder": "@angular-devkit/build-angular:browser",
      "options": {
        "outputPath": "dist/mystore",
        "index": "src/index.html",
        "main": "src/main.ts",
        "polyfills": "src/polyfills.ts",
        "tsConfig": "src/",
        "assets": [
  4. In src/index.html file, in the HEAD section, add the following line:

    <script id="smartedit-injector" src="webApplicationInjector.js" data-smartedit-allow-origin="localhost:9002"></script>

    Replace localhost:9002 with the domain of your server.

    This line tells SmartEdit that Spartacus is allowed to be edited by SmartEdit.

  5. Ensure that the WCMS Cockpit Preview URL is set correctly by carrying out the following steps:

    • In Backoffice, in WCMS > Website > your site, click the WCMS Properties tab.
    • Set the WCMS Cockpit Preview URL to match your Spartacus web site. For example, if you go to https://localhost:4200, you will see the default URL path (or context), such as https://localhost:4200/en/USD. The Preview URL must match the default context uses, or errors will occur using SmartEdit. The default context installed by Spartacus schematics is https://localhost:4200/en/USD.
  6. Ensure that the Spartacus site is allowlisted in SmartEdit. There are many ways to do this; see the SmartEdit documentation for more information.

    • Log onto SmartEdit as an administrator.

    • Click the Settings icon at top right.

    • Scroll down to whiteListedStorefronts, and add the exact URL of the Spartacus storefront. For this example, it is:

  7. Start the Angular app in SSL mode. Doing so will avoid an “unsafe scripting” message from the browser.

    yarn start --ssl

    Note: If you start the app without SSL mode, the two references to https://localhost:4200 must be changed to http://localhost:4200.