# Entando MFE Context Parameters

Entando MFEs can be made more powerful using one or more configuration techniques:

  1. Provide a configuration MFE
  2. Access context parameters from the Entando Application
  3. Set up API claims so MFEs are automatically connected to microservices in the same bundle or namespace

This tutorial will demonstrate the second technique by making use of the most commonly used context parameters:

  • page_code: the code of the current page, e.g. home or my-page
  • info_currentLang: the current language, e.g. en or it
  • systemParam_applicationBaseURL: the full base URL of the Entando Application


Context params are provided on the server side via the @wp.page and wp.info custom tags. Note that the wp.info tag retrieves values by key for the info context as well as system parameters when the key is systemParam. See the Core Tag Library for more information.

# Prerequisites

# Configure the MFE to Display Context Parameters

This tutorial starts where the configurable React MFE tutorial ends since many of the changes required to enable context parameters are also required when preparing a config MFE. Those changes include modifying the custom element to accept the config JSON from Entando, enabling a local test setup using mfe-config.json, and configuring the bundle descriptor entando.json.

  1. Edit the simple-mfe/src/App.js. Start by updating the existing config mapping:
const { contextParams, params} = config || {};
  1. Edit App.js to show the values of the contextParams. Add this code inside the <header> element:
{ contextParams && (
      <div>Page Code: {contextParams.page_code}</div>
      <div>Current Language: {contextParams.info_currentLang}</div>
      <div>Application Base URL: {contextParams.systemParam_applicationBaseURL}</div>
  1. Provide sample data in the simple-mfe/public/mfe-config.json so you can test this locally:
"contextParams": {
    "page_code": "my-page",
    "info_currentLang": "it",
    "systemParam_applicationBaseURL": "https://my-production-url/entando-de-app"
  1. Start up the MFE and confirm it can display the context parameters:
ent bundle run simple-mfe

# Configure and Publish the Bundle

  1. Edit entando.json and add the following block to the simple-mfe micro frontend definition:
    "contextParams": [
  1. You can now build and install the bundle:
ent bundle pack
ent bundle publish
ent bundle deploy
ent bundle install
  1. Add the widget to a page in your Entando Application to confirm the context parameters display correctly. If you modify a page URL to select a different language (e.g. change YOUR-BASE-URL/entando-de-app/en/demo.page to YOUR-BASE-URL/entando-de-app/it/demo.page), the current language parameter (info_currentLang) should change from en to it.