Configuring Backstage

40 MINS

Setting the application name

Let's make Backstage a bit more personalized. In this step, you'll be updating the application and company name shown in the Backstage UI.

The default Backstage Catalog screen will look like this:

Screenshot of the Backstage Catalog, the name in the header is: My Company Catalog

In the root directory of the Backstage app, open app-config.yaml and update the values of title and name:

app:
  title: Rockit Engine
organization:
  name: Rockit Rockets

The default .gitignore file created with the app excludes *.local.yaml from source control for you, so you can add passwords or tokens directly into the app-config.local.yaml.

Restart Backstage from the terminal, by stopping it with Control-C, and starting it with yarn dev to see the changes. The default Backstage Catalog screen will look like this:

Screenshot of the Backstage Catalog, with another name in the header: Rockit Rockets Catalog
Optional: change the logo
The Backstage logo can be changed too, take a look in `packages/app/src/components/Root` where you’ll find `LogoFull` and `LogoIcon`. You can replace these to change the logo.