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A frontend for CMDB-service, this plugin allows you to applications that are managed by CMDB backend.

This is an experimental plugin to understand how to integrate with backstage echo system.


Getting Started

To get started, you will need a running instance of CMDB-service. It's likely you will need to enable CORS to integrate with Backstage. I am hoping that I can use the backend proxy and avoid this need.

When you have an instance running that Backstage can hook into, first install the plugin into your app:

For now I am building the plugin into the tree, later I will play around with building it as a package and try the following:

$ yarn add @backstage/plugin-cmdb

Then make sure to export the plugin in your app's plugins.ts to enable the plugin:

export { plugin as CmdbPlugin } from 'cmdb-plugin';

So for now since I don't have the package I will reference it directly and see if things work:

export { plugin as CmdbPlugin } from '../../../plugins/cmdb/src';

Modify your app routes in App.tsx to include the Router component exported from the plugin, for example:

Similarly reference the CMDB Router directly:

export { Router as CmdbRouter } from '../../../plugins/cmdb/src';
// At the top imports
import { Router as LighthouseRouter } from '@backstage/plugin-lighthouse';

// Inside App component
  // ...
  <Route path="/cmdb/*" element={<CmdbRouter />} />
  // ...

Then configure the cmdb-service URL in your app-config.yaml.

  baseUrl: http://your-service-url

Integration with the Catalog

The Lighthouse plugin can be integrated into the catalog so that Lighthouse audit information relating to a component can be displayed within that component's entity page. In order to link an Entity to its Lighthouse audits, the entity must be annotated as follows:

apiVersion: backstage.io/v1alpha1
kind: Component
  # ...
    # ...
    lighthouse.com/website-url: # A single website url e.g. https://backstage.io/

NOTE: The plugin only supports one website URL per component at this time.

Add a Cmdb tab to the EntityPage:

Similarly reference the CMDB Router directly:

export { EmbeddedRouter as CmdbRouter } from '../../../plugins/cmdb/src';
// packages/app/src/components/catalog/EntityPage.tsx
import { EmbeddedRouter as CmdbRouter } from '@backstage/plugin-cmdb';

// ...
const WebsiteEntityPage = ({ entity }: { entity: Entity }) => (
    // ...
      element={<LighthouseRouter entity={entity} />}

NOTE: The embedded router renders page content without a header section allowing it to be rendered within a catalog plugin page.

Add a Lighthouse card to the overview tab on the EntityPage:

// packages/app/src/components/catalog/EntityPage.tsx
import {
  isPluginApplicableToEntity as isCmdbAvailable,
} from '@backstage/plugin-lighthouse';

// ...

const OverviewContent = ({ entity }: { entity: Entity }) => (
  <Grid container spacing={3}>
    // ...
    {isCmdbAvailable(entity) && (
      <Grid item sm={4}>
        <LastCmdbAuditCard />


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