Setup

Overview

The following articles describe how to setup Sitefinity CMS to work with a standalone ASP.NET Core application as renderer.

You first install Sitefinity NuGet packages in an ASP.NET Core application. This enables the application to render ASP.NET Core pages and to serve as a Sitefinity CMS proxy for all other types of pages, created with Sitefinity.

PREREQUISITES: To setup and run the Renderer application:
  • You must have installed ASP.NET Core SDK 7.0
  • You must have upgraded your Sitefinity CMS to version 14.4.
  • You must be using Visual Studio 2022 v17.4 or later
  • Your Sitefinity license must include both your Renderer application domain (the frontend) and your Sitefinity CMS domain (the backend).

The following procedure describes how to setup Sitefinity CMS to work with the ASP.NET Core Renderer application locally – when both applications are hosted locally. After you have run and tested this scenario and you can move to a cloud hosting or a mixed hosting configuration. For more information, see Hosting configurations.

Process

There are two ways you can setup the ASP.NET Core Renderer to work with your Sitefinity CMS application:

  1. You configure Sitefinity CMS to work with the ASP.NET Core Renderer.
  2. You can run the quick setup, using the .NET Core CLI.

OR

  1. You configure Sitefinity CMS to work with the ASP.NET Core Renderer.
  2. You create an ASP.NET Core web application.
  3. You install the NuGet packages.
  4. You configure the ASP.NET Core Renderer.
  5. You run the Renderer.

Related videos

To setup the ASP.NET Core application, use the following video:

To set up Sitefinity CMS to work with an ASP.NET Core application, use the following video:

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