React Storefront

The React Storefront headless connector for the Kibo Composable Commerce Platform (KCCP) enables you to integrate your storefront site with the following pages:

  • Product listing pages (PLP)
  • Product detail pages (PDP)
  • Cart

This guide will show you how to get up and running with the Kibo Connector. For more information on connectors in general and how to write your own connector, refer to the React Storefront Connectors documentation.


You will need a Kibo Composable Commerce Platform (KCCP) backend to try out the connector. For instructions on how to obtain access to a Dev account and configure a sandbox, see Getting Started.

Creating an Application

Create a new React Storefront app using version 8.14.0 or later:

npm create react-storefront my-kibo-app

Next, cd into your created application and install the Kibo connector:

cd my-kibo-app
	npm install @kibocommerce/react-storefront-kibo-connector


Next configure the KIBO_CONFIG_HOST environment variable in the .env file to point to your Kibo back end. See the .env.sample file as an example of adding the env variable via dotenv. You can also check this guide to get more info about Node.js Environment Variables. 

For example, your .env file may look like:

    KIBO_CLIENT_ID: KIBO_APP.1.0.0.Release
    KIBO_SHARED_SECRET: 12345_Secret

These parameters are:

  • KIBO_API_HOST: Link to your GraphQL API instance.
  • KIBO_ACCESS_TOKEN_URL: Link to the Authentication Server, used to request an access token from Kibo's OAuth 2.0 service.
  • KIBO_CLIENT_ID: Unique Application (Client) ID of your application.
  • KIBO_SHARED_SECRET: Secret API key used to authenticate your application.
  • HOME_DOCUMENT_TYPE: Custom developer defined content type name for Kibo CMS HTML blocks.
  • PRODUCT_DOCUMENT_TYPE: Custom developer defined content type name for Kibo CMS HTML blocks.

Based on the config, this integration will handle authenticating your application against the API using your Client ID and Shared Secret. These can be found from your Dev Center. For more information about the Dev Center and authentication, see Getting Started.

Set the Connector

Finally set the connector in your next.config.js file. By default this file is set to use the react-storefront/mock-connector as shown below:

module.exports = withReactStorefront({
  // ... Some code

  connector: 'react-storefront/mock-connector',
  // ... More code

Change this line to use the @kibocommerce/react-storefront-kibo-connector as shown below:

module.exports = withReactStorefront({
  // ... Some code

  connector: '@kibocommerce/react-storefront-kibo-connector',
  // ... More code

Now you can run your project locally:

npm start

And then visit in your browser to view it.

Deploying to Layer0

The front-end React Storefront can be hosted anywhere that supports Node and Express, but it works great on Layer0. You can try Layer0 for free by signing up here. Once you have an account you can deploy it by running:

Layer0 deploy

Refer to the Layer0 deployment guide for more information.


To begin development:

  1. In the first terminal window (this repo), run yalc publish and npm run watch.
  2. In the second terminal window, open RSF starter app (commercial branch).
  3. Go to next.config.js and change connector field value to react-storefront-kibo-connector.
  4. Run yalc add react-storefront-kibo-connector.
  5. Run npm i.
  6. Run npm run start.