Setup the Frontend

Installation

You can get the latest code from the OpenSaber RC UI Repository https://github.com/Sunbird-RC/opensaber-rc-ui

This is an Angular 8 project, and you need to install the dependencies, and run the project.

Configuration

The application needs to be configured with the appropriate fields to be able to use it. Example configuration is provided in the src/examples folder.

Environment Config

Key

Value

baseUrl

Base URL for the OpenSaber backend. Eg: https://registry.com/api

schemaUrl

URL to the OpenAPI schema definition. This could be a HTTP path or a path to a local file Eg: https://registry.com/api/schema.json OR /assets/schema.json

logo

URL to logo. This logo is displayed in the header of the UI

Forms

The forms.json needs to be placed in src/assets/config. This file defines the schema for various forms used, along with the fields for each. The form rendering is based on the formly.dev library, and the forms.json is a small wrapper on top of the formly schema.

In this file forms is an array with key/value pairs. They key is the code / slug of the form which is used to access the form. Eg: if the key for a form is employee-signup that form can be accessed via /forms/employee-signup. Each form definition will have the below fields -

Key

Value

form.api

This is the path to the API endpoints for the entity this form handles. Eg: /Employer

form.type

Forms can be of 2 types. It can either be a form to create a new entity Eg: Employer, or it could be a form to submit a "sub-field" eg: work experience of an employee. For the former use entity. For the latter use property:<property name> (eg: property:work_experience)

form.formclass

HTML Class applied to the form container

form.title

Title of form

form.redirectTo

Redirect URL on after form submit

form.fieldsets

List of fieldsets(multiple) for this form. At least one fieldset is needed

fieldsets

Key

Value

fieldsets.definition

Name of the OpenAPI "Definition" to use

fieldsets.fields

List of fields(multiple) to populate for this fieldset. If you wish to display all fields from the schema, you can skip defining each field, and use use "fields": ["*"]

fields

Key

Value

fields.name

Name of field (same as defined in defination of that schema)

fields.custom

boolean Name of custome field (not defined in defination of that schema)

fields.required

boolean

fields.class

Class of field

fields.disabled

boolean Disable the field (readonly)

fields.children

object Reference field of defination (same properties as fieldsets)

fields.validation

Layouts

The layouts.json is used to define how the public and private profile pages look like. For each entity in OpenSaber backend, a layout file should be defined with the fields and the order in which they should display.

In this file layouts is an array with key/value pairs. They key is the code / slug of the layout page which is used to access the form. Eg: if the key for a layout is employee-profile that page can be accessed via /profile/employee-profile. Each layout definition will have the below fields -

Key

Value

layout.api

URL Path of API

layout.title

Title of form

layout.blocks

Cards/Blocks (multiple) to populate in layout.

blocks

Key

Value

blocks.definition

Defination of fields from JSON Schemas in schemaUrl

blocks.title

Title of Card/Block

blocks.add

boolean Enable Add Button

blocks.addform

<name of form from forms> Form opens on Add Button click

blocks.edit

boolean Enable Edit Button

blocks.editform

<name of form from forms> Form opens on Edit Button click

blocks.multiple

boolean Enable Multiple values

blocks.fields

Array/List of fields(multiple) to populate in fieldsets

fields

Key

Value

fields.includes

Array/list of Included Fields from response or [*] for all fields

fields.excludes

Array/list of Excluded Fields from response

FAQs

Proxy configuration

To avoid CORS issues you can use proxy configuration. Run npm start or ng serve --proxy-config proxy.conf.json. For additional configuration please check proxy.conf.json file.

Hosting the Frontend

The frontend may be hosted any of the below ways

  • As a container. You may create an image with the angular build files.

  • On a VM

  • In blob storage (eg: S3, with a CDN in front)