# Deployment

This section handles the process of bringing your application from source code to any server.

# Guides

Guides for specific hosting platforms with step-by-step instruction for your setup.

# Build process

In order to build your custom deployment, it is more than helpful to understand the build process. The following diagram illustrates the process.

Build process

# Build trigger

Depending on your CI setup you will usually have a trigger that initiates a build, e.g. pushing to a certain branch. You can obviously also trigger the build automatically.

# Initialize the project

$ shopware-pwa init
    --username [shopware-user]
    --password [shopware-password]

Let's take this one apart. We set the --ci parameter to deactivate the interactive mode where the CLI would ask us for the Shopware credentials. Instead, we just provide them using the --username and --password credentials. These credentials are used to request the currently installed plugins in your Shopware instance.

During CI, you're obviously not creating a new Nuxt project as the diagram above states. Instead, the CLI skips the initial setup, when there is a nuxt.config.js file in your project root.

All artifacts of that step are placed in the .shopware-pwa directory.

💡 Requests to Shopware during build process

If you want to restrict requests by the build server for your API, make sure to exclude these routes:

  1. Obtain Admin API authentication token /api/oauth/token
  2. Fetch plugin assets /api/_action/pwa/dump-bundles

Step 2. will return two file links, one will be a .zip file containing all the resources from your plugins, the other one will be a .json file containing your plugins configuration (as made in the admin interface). Make sure, that these files are accessible by your build server.

# Build the project

$ yarn build

This command will let Nuxt.js generate the minified sources and assets of your application, such as

  • Client application
  • Application Server for SSR
  • Code partials for pre-fetching

and place it in the .nuxt directory.

# Start the server

$ yarn start

Will start the application server. You can specify a specific host and port using the --hostname and --port parameters or using the environment variablbes HOST and PORT respectively.

Instead you can also set them in your nuxt.config.js

export default {
  server: {
    port: 8000,
    host: "",
  /* more config */

# More on that