Lighthouse for Azure Pipelines

This is an Azure DevOps extension that allows you to enhance your Azure Pipelines with a Lighthouse tab. The Lighthouse tab embed one or many HTML reports generated by Google Lighthouse.

The task only requires a target URL to execute Lighthouse against.

If the Lighthouse NPM package is already installed locally or globally on the agent, then the task will use it. Otherwise, it will install the latest version in a temporary folder.

Lighthouse HTML report embed in a tab

You can also specify audit score assertions that can make the pipeline fail based on the audit scores.

For example, the Google Lighthouse audit no-vulnerable-libraries produces a boolean score that will be equal to 1 if there are no known vulnerabilities within client-side JavaScript libraries and frameworks detected on a web site. This is an example of a score assertion for this audit:

no-vulnerable-libraries = 1

Which means that you expect the audit no-vulnerable-libraries to have a score equal to 1.

Any audit score generated by Lighthouse is between 0 and 1. You can also use the > (greater than) and the < (lower than) operator to evaluate decimal audit scores. Audit score assertions must be written on separate lines.

Lighthouse task


Lighthouse for Azure Pipelines can be installed from the Visual Studio Marketplace.

Available audits

The following audits exist in Lighthouse 5.6.0. More may be added in the future.

Audit Type Description
is-on-https binary Uses HTTPS
redirects-http binary Redirects HTTP traffic to HTTPS
service-worker binary Does not register a service worker that controls page and start_url
works-offline binary Current page does not respond with a 200 when offline
viewport binary Has a <meta name="viewport"> tag with width or initial-scale
without-javascript binary Contains some content when JavaScript is not available
first-contentful-paint numeric First Contentful Paint
first-meaningful-paint numeric First Meaningful Paint
load-fast-enough-for-pwa binary Page load is fast enough on mobile networks
speed-index numeric Speed Index
estimated-input-latency numeric Estimated Input Latency
total-blocking-time numeric Total Blocking Time
max-potential-fid numeric Max Potential First Input Delay
errors-in-console binary No browser errors logged to the console
time-to-first-byte binary Server response times are low (TTFB)
first-cpu-idle numeric First CPU Idle
interactive numeric Time to Interactive
redirects numeric Avoid multiple page redirects
installable-manifest binary Web app manifest does not meet the installability requirements
apple-touch-icon binary Does not provide a valid apple-touch-icon
splash-screen binary Is not configured for a custom splash screen
themed-omnibox binary Does not set a theme color for the address bar.
content-width binary Content is sized correctly for the viewport
image-aspect-ratio binary Displays images with correct aspect ratio
deprecations binary Avoids deprecated APIs
mainthread-work-breakdown numeric Minimize main-thread work
bootup-time numeric Reduce JavaScript execution time
uses-rel-preload numeric Preload key requests
uses-rel-preconnect numeric Preconnect to required origins
font-display binary All text remains visible during webfont loads
offline-start-url binary start_url does not respond with a 200 when offline
third-party-summary binary Reduce the impact of third-party code
aria-allowed-attr binary [aria-*] attributes match their roles
aria-required-attr binary [role]s do not have all required [aria-*] attributes
aria-required-children binary Elements with an ARIA [role] that require children to contain a specific [role] have all required children.
aria-required-parent binary [role]s are contained by their required parent element
aria-roles binary [role] values are valid
aria-valid-attr-value binary [aria-*] attributes have valid values
aria-valid-attr binary [aria-*] attributes are valid and not misspelled
button-name binary Buttons have an accessible name
bypass binary The page does not contain a heading, skip link, or landmark region
color-contrast binary Background and foreground colors do not have a sufficient contrast ratio.
document-title binary Document has a <title> element
duplicate-id binary [id] attributes on the page are unique
html-has-lang binary <html> element has a [lang] attribute
html-lang-valid binary <html> element has a valid value for its [lang] attribute
image-alt binary Image elements have [alt] attributes
label binary Form elements have associated labels
link-name binary Links do not have a discernible name
meta-viewport binary [user-scalable="no"] is not used in the <meta name="viewport"> element and the [maximum-scale] attribute is not less than 5.
tabindex binary No element has a [tabindex] value greater than 0
uses-long-cache-ttl numeric Uses efficient cache policy on static assets
total-byte-weight numeric Avoids enormous network payloads
offscreen-images numeric Defer offscreen images
render-blocking-resources numeric Eliminate render-blocking resources
unminified-css numeric Minify CSS
unminified-javascript numeric Minify JavaScript
unused-css-rules numeric Remove unused CSS
uses-webp-images numeric Serve images in next-gen formats
uses-optimized-images numeric Efficiently encode images
uses-text-compression numeric Enable text compression
uses-responsive-images numeric Properly size images
efficient-animated-content numeric Use video formats for animated content
appcache-manifest binary Avoids Application Cache
doctype binary Page has the HTML doctype
dom-size numeric Avoids an excessive DOM size
external-anchors-use-rel-noopener binary Links to cross-origin destinations are safe
geolocation-on-start binary Avoids requesting the geolocation permission on page load
no-document-write binary Avoids document.write()
no-vulnerable-libraries binary Avoids front-end JavaScript libraries with known security vulnerabilities
js-libraries binary Detected JavaScript libraries
notification-on-start binary Avoids requesting the notification permission on page load
password-inputs-can-be-pasted-into binary Allows users to paste into password fields
uses-http2 binary Uses HTTP/2 for its own resources
uses-passive-event-listeners binary Does not use passive listeners to improve scrolling performance
meta-description binary Document does not have a meta description
http-status-code binary Page has successful HTTP status code
font-size binary Document uses legible font sizes
link-text binary Links have descriptive text
is-crawlable binary Page isn’t blocked from indexing
robots-txt binary robots.txt is valid
tap-targets binary Tap targets are not sized appropriately
hreflang binary Document has a valid hreflang
plugins binary Document avoids plugins


There are GitHub actions that take care of compiling, packaging and publishing the extension.


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