Scully Config


The central part of a Scully project is the scully.<projectname>.config.ts file. This file exports the Scully build configuration for an application.

If you are new to Scully, it is recommended to read the Getting Started documentation.

The scully.<projectname>.config.ts file's structure is shown below:


export interface ScullyConfig {
  /** is this a bare project (without angular.json?) */
  bareProject?: boolean;
  /** the name of the project we are using. Provided by Scully itself */
  projectName?: string;
  /** the folder where project is. Can be any off the projects in a repo, read from angular.json */
  projectRoot?: string;
  /** the folder where the project sources resides, read from angular.json */
  sourceRoot?: string;
  /** Array with string ID's of the content-renderers that will be run on all routes */
  defaultPostRenderers?: (string | symbol)[];
  /** the root of the project (where angular.json lives) */
  homeFolder?: string;
  /** the destination of the Scully generated files */
  outDir?: string;
  /** the folder used by the scully server to serve the generated files. defaults to outDir */
  outHostFolder?: string;
  /** the place where distribution files of the project are. Should be a subfolder of dist. */
  distFolder?: string;
  /** the folder used to serve the angular distribution files, defaults to distFolder */
  hostFolder?: string;
  /** transferState only inlined into page, and not written into separate data.json */
  inlineStateOnly?: boolean;
  /** routes that need additional processing have their configuration in here */
  routes: RouteConfig;
  /** routes that are in the application but have no route in the router */
  extraRoutes?: string | string[] | Promise<string[] | string>;
  /** Port-number where the original application is served */
  appPort?: number;
  /** Boolean that determines saving of site-tumbnails files */
  thumbnails?: boolean;
  /** port-number where the Scully generated files are available */
  staticPort?: number;
  /** port for the live reload service */
  reloadPort?: number;
  /** optional proxy config file, uses the same config file as the CLI */
  proxyConfig?: string;
  /** optional launch-options for puppeteer */
  puppeteerLaunchOptions?: PuppeteerNodeLaunchOptions;
  /** hostname to use for local server, defaults to `localhost` */
  hostName?: string;
  /** optional hostURL, if this is provided, we are going to use this server instead of the build-in one. */
  hostUrl?: string;
  /** optional guessParserOptions, if this is provided we are going to pass those options to the guess parser. */
  guessParserOptions?: GuessParserOptions;
  /** the maximum of concurrent puppeteer tabs open. defaults to the available amounts of cores */
  maxRenderThreads?: number;
  /** the resource types to ignore when generating pages via Puppeteer */
  ignoreResourceTypes?: ResourceType[];
  /** how to handle 404 in Scully server */
  handle404?: string;
  /** specify the project target propery, defaults to 'architect' */
  target?: string;


The ScullyConfig interface provides parameters for configuring how Scully works in a project.


The project's from which Scully generates static content.


A reference to the Angular project's root folder. This property is for internal use, and it defaults to the angular.json file's location.


The folder's path where Scully leaves the statics files. This should not be the same as the distFolder. The default path is:



Path to the Angular application's dist folder. Scully takes the angular.json file's default path and will use this folder during rendering. This option can be modified according to your needs.


Scully has two types of routes, unhandled routes and handled routes:

All unhandled routes with dynamic data need to be handled through route plugins. When there is a route with dynamic data that has no configuration in the configs routes, it will be logged to screen and skipped during processing.

This means there will be NO STATIC FILES for ROUTES which HAVE DYNAMIC DATA but NO CONFIG

For more information about router plugins read the Plugins documentation.


Allows developers to add an array of unhandled routes. These routes can exist in AngularJS, React, or any other framework.

extraRoutes: [
  new Promise('/bar/:barId'),
  new Promise(['/foo/:fooId', '/bar/:id']),


Scully provides a server to render the Angular application. This means it takes your application as it is in the dist folder of that application and hosts it on http://localhost:1864. (at least when you didn't modify default settings). This is the location where our render proccess is looking to when it is time to render.

Configure the port where the Angular application runs.

The default port is: 1864


Similar to appPort, staticport provides a server to render the static files compiled by Scully. This means that (again if you didn't modify defaults) you can examine the output of scully on http://localhost:1668

The default port is: 1668


Takes a relative filename for a proxy config file.

For more details look at http-proxy-middleware Scully uses the same config format as webpackDevServer This is an optional property, and it is also used by the Angular CLI

This can also be provided with the --proxy filename command line flag.


If the application is in a restricted environment, puppeteer's default options may not work. In that case, this option can be overwritten with settings that match a specific environment.

A word of warning, some settings might interfere with the way Scully is working, creating inaccurate results. Read about puppeteerlaunchoptions for more information.


Allows setting a different name for the localhost.


Connects your application to a different host. This is useful when using your own server.


The guessParserOptions that get passed to the guess-parser library.

Currently, the only supported property is excludedFiles, and it excludes files from the guess-parser route discovery process.


The ignoreResourceTypes array that get passed to the puppeteerRenderPlugin. Any ResourceType that is listed here will be ignored by the Puppeteer instance rendering the requested page. For example, if you add image and font, all requests to images and fonts loaded on your pages will be ignored.


How routes which are not provided in the application are handled by the Scully server. When the server gets a request for a route (file) that does not exist on the file-system, this option amends how that route is handled.

option result
"" (default) Will render a 404 page, and raise a warning during rendering.
index Will render the index.html from the dist root folder.
baseOnly Will use express route matcher on unhandled routes only.
404 Will render the 404.html from the dist root folder.
none Will leave it up to the express software layer.