SP 2016 on-premises. We have set up a centralized App Catalog site, and have settled on the solution of using a document library called "AppFiles" on the App Catalog site as our "CDN" to host the JS files. We have a Dev farm and a Prod farm.
I'm trying to set up a site to turn into a site template, so we can eventually create new sites with a number of lists, site pages and web parts pre-installed. Since this is development work, I'm doing it in the Dev environment. But I realized that the SPFx web part I'm installing on the site in the Dev environment has a
Now, I'm guessing that if I save the site as a template, that CDN URL is going to be stored somewhere in the template, and if we then create a site in Prod based on the template the web part will not load because the CDN URL is on a different server/web application. Or, even if it does work somehow, then it will be pulling the code from the Dev environment, which may at some point be in development as updates are added, which would mean dev code would be being pulled over to the Prod environment.
So, is it possible to use a server relative URL like
cdnBasePath? That way the web part will try to pull it's JS files from the local environment's App Catalog site, be that in
Or am I going to have to package the web part with a
cdnBasePath URL in Prod, deploy the web part to the Prod App Catalog, and build my template site in Prod?