Sitecore Support

The following JSS products are fully supported:

Note that Sitecore's general Scope of Support applies to JSS products as well.

The JSS application samples are supported in a limited manner. They were designed as examples of JSS application starting points, and not as ready-for-production code. Developers are expected to extend and customize these examples according to their requirements. Bug reports and feature requests for the samples can be submitted. Immediate fixes and implementation assistance/advice is not provided for the sample apps.

GitHub Support

The JavaScript layer of JSS is open-source. You can use the GitHub repository to submit issues, feature requests, and pull requests. See the contributing guide for guidelines.

Community Support

Assistance with the JSS products can also be obtained in community-based channels.

  1. For any issues, post on Sitecore Stack Exchange with jss tag
  2. File an issue on GitHub
  3. For quick questions, Sitecore Slack
  4. Sitecore Community


Is JSS ready for production?

Yes! The earliest version of JSS that is considered production-ready is JSS 11.0 for Sitecore 9.0 and 9.1. It is stable for React, Angular, Vue, and Layout Service API usage.

There are multiple enterprise JSS sites running in production today.

Why are some features marked as "Experimental"?

React Native is marked as experimental because React Native cannot render in the browser (RN apps are intended to be rendered on iOS/Android devices or emulators), so there is no Experience Editor support. This makes RN difficult to setup and difficult to work with.

JavaScript Renderings are marked as experimental because these rendering don't scale well. They satisfy edge-case requirements, and should be used sparingly. (JavaScript Renderings have been deprecated as of Oct 2020)

Does JSS require a special Sitecore license and where can I get it?

Sitecore offers different licensing bundles - some include JSS, and some require purchasing it an add-on.

  • If you are a customer, contact your Sitecore account manager.
  • If you are a partner, request a new license on SPN.
  • If you are a developer looking to try out Sitecore with JSS, request a temporary license by signing up for the JavaScript Services Trial on the Sitecore Developer Trial Program page.

What UI libraries and frameworks are supported?

Here are the UI libraries/frameworks supported by JSS:

  1. Next.js 10.0+
  2. React 16.3+
  3. Angular 6+
  4. React Native (experimental support)
  5. Vue.js 2.5+

Are you going to upgrade the supported libraries?

Yes, upgrading the supported frameworks, as well as updating the npm dependencies is on the radar.

Is JSS a framework?

No. It's a set of capabilities and you can pick what makes sense for your particular use case. To provide a smooth developer experience, the sample apps can seem like a framework, but it's easy to remove the default opinions and customize it to your needs.

Can JSS be retro-fitted to an existing SPA?

Yes. JSS packages are normal npm packages, so they can be added as dependencies to an existing SPA. It's ok if the project was not created from a JSS starter project, our starters are just thin wrappers around the default React/Vue/Angular starters that are used in the front-end world. Use our starters as a guide to determine what functionality needs to be added.

Do you recommend using code-first approach?

When possible, yes. There are definitely cases where it is inappropriate. See the development workflows docs for a discussion.

Is JSS going to replace Sitecore MVC?

No. JSS is meant to provide an option for JavaScript developers, allowing them to build Sitecore solutions in modern JavaScript. If you prefer ASP.NET MVC, we won't hold it against you. Much.

Where can I see a roadmap for JSS?

Unfortunately, we don't have a public roadmap to share at the moment.

Can I use JSS with SXA?

JSS 11.1+: Yes! JSS has been integrated with SXA, and JSS can utilize SXA's scaling and multi-site automation capabilities. JSS Tenants and Partial Designs are supported. Headed features of SXA like drag-and-drop components and creative exchange are not supported. See JSS 12.0 release notes for more details.

JSS 11.0: JSS can coexist with SXA on the same Sitecore instance, as a separate site. But, in this version, JSS cannot act as an SXA tenant or use SXA's Experience Editor extensions (i.e. drag-and-drop components, variants, partials, etc).

Can I use JSS with Sitecore Forms?

Yes! JSS fully supports Sitecore Forms as of JSS 12.0. See JSS 12.0 release notes for more details.

Can I use JSS with Sitecore Commerce?

Yes! Just not out of the box (yet 😉). Currently, Sitecore Commerce ships with SXA components OOTB. Sitecore Commerce does not ship with JavaScript components OOTB, but it's possible to build them yourself. Here are a few recommended guidelines:

  • Build a thin wrapper around the Commerce Engine functions in C# layer.
  • Append commerce data to Layout Service output, thereby making it available to JS components.
  • Expose API from commerce wrapper for data that needs to be AJAX-ed or POST-ed from JS layer.
  • DO NOT interact directly with the Commerce Engine from client-side JS.

Known Issues

Azure PaaS

[NodeInvocationException: Attempt to connect to Node timed out after 60000ms.]
Sitecore.JavaScriptServices.ViewEngine.NodeServices.HostingModels.<InvokeExportAsync>d__13`1.MoveNext() +1335
Error Rendering Sitecore.JavaScriptServices.ViewEngine.Presentation.JsLayoutRenderer: 
Attempt to connect to Node timed out after 60000ms.
    at Sitecore.JavaScriptServices.ViewEngine.NodeServices.HostingModels.OutOfProcessNodeInstance.d__13`1.MoveNext()


  • add the following key to app settings in your Azure App Service: WEBSITE_NODE_DEFAULT_VERSION=8.9.4

    the value of the setting may be different depending on the currently recommended version of node.js for production. Please, consult

  • restart the App Service afterwards.

Other known issues

  • XHTML validation rule may fail on a route-level item that has JSS layout and report that "The item must render as a valid XHTML document." The solution is to disable the XHTML validation rule on the /sitecore/system/Settings/Validation Rules/Global Rules item; JSS sites should not be validated this way.

  • Users may have to hit Save in Experience Editor in order to see the list of allowed renderings for a placeholder on a newly placed component.

  • Links in multi-site (multi-app) environment may not be resolved properly in Experience Editor if you log in using a host name that is not configured for the current application. For example if you login to Sitecore using https://site.core, and your app's configured hostName is This issue is not specific to JSS. Please make sure to login to Experience Editor using the host name configured for your JSS app.

  • Changing an item's Display Name does not trigger workflow in Sitecore, and thus does not push JSS route items into Content Mode. This could result in a changed Display Name being overwritten on the next import. When changing a route's Display Name without any other content changes, manually push the route into Content Mode using the To Content Mode workflow command in the Review ribbon. Issue #178.

  • Placeholders defined in JSS will use the global key field on their Placeholder Settings. This means that conflicts may arise if non-JSS and JSS apps use the same placeholder key on a multi-site Sitecore installation. This is not a JSS-specific issue, and to avoid it give JSS apps unique placeholder names such as myapp-main. Note that JSS apps will not conflict with each other when using the same placeholder keys, if there are multiple JSS sites.


Missing Layout Service Placeholder Data

After adding a placeholder to a component, then deploying to Sitecore, your new placeholder's data is missing? Does it still work in disconnected mode?

You might have forgot to set placeholders on your manifest component definition. Sitecore needs to be told what placeholders are exposed on a component.

For Sitecore-first development, this is mapped into a field on the rendering item.

Like this:

addComponent(manifest, {
  name: 'Tabs',
  // tells Sitecore that the 'Tabs' component can expose
  // the 'tabs' placeholder within itself
  placeholders: ['jss-tabs'],

React components cannot be selected in Experience Editor mode

Ensure your React components render at least one HTML tag to work in Experience Editor. If the component returns null, Experience Editor will be unable to insert or select the component.

License error "The Sitecore.JavaScriptServices module requires a JSS-enabled license."

JSS requires a specific license endorsement. All new partner licenses have this endorsement. If your customer license is does not have the JSS endorsement, please contact your Sitecore Account Representative.

Code-first application deployment fails after running jss deploy scripts

This will usually show an error message. Start by reading it closely, as they are designed to help.

  1. Check that the jss app config file (under /sitecore/config folder in sample apps) was deployed to your Sitecore instance.

    This can either be done manually by copying the .config file under App_Config/Include or via jss deploy config script.

  2. Make sure the shared secret matches between the remote Sitecore instance and your scjssconfig.json config.

API returns HTTP 400 - Bad Request

If any of the JSS services return HTTP 400 (Bad Request), this likely means that your API key is either missing or not configured correctly. Please refer to this doc for more info.

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