• I have installed the plain Sitecore 10.3 XP in my local.
  • Installed the Sitecore headless rendering 21.0.1 package from this URL https://dev.sitecore.net/Downloads/Sitecore_Headless_Rendering/21x/Sitecore_Headless_Rendering_2101.aspx
  • Created the API key and verified the service https://sc103-sc/sitecore/api/layout/render/jss?item=/&sc_apikey={03E4BE22-4625-4612-98B4-C735C5131B23} it's worked.
  • Followed the steps to setup the first JSS application in my local and after I tried to deploy the application to Sitecore path with the command jss deploy app -- includeContent --includeDictionary

It got failed and received the error in the command prompt as below :

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received the error in log file as below

Exception: System.Web.HttpException
Message: A public action method 'Import' was not found on controller 'Sitecore.JavaScriptServices.AppServices.ImportService.Controllers.JssImportHostController'.
Source: System.Web.Mvc

When I access the import URL in browser, receive the error as below

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From this thread Unexpected response from import service: Status message: Found, I found the below :

Make sure you have installed the JSS Server Components Sitecore package through installation wizard as per your Sitecore instance version from following link. https://dev.sitecore.net/Downloads/Sitecore_JavaScript_Services.aspx

Do I need to add the package "Sitecore JavaScript Services 15.0.1" also? from https://dev.sitecore.net/Downloads/Sitecore_JavaScript_Services/150/Sitecore_JavaScript_Services_1501.aspx or installing the package "Sitecore headless rendering 21.0.1" is enough ?

I tried to install the Sitecore JavaScript Services 15.0.1 on top of it. Installation got failed, earlier, I have been asked to overwrite few config files related to JSS. Finally my Sitecore instance got broken and throwing the following error now.

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Can anyone help me for the JSS application development and deployment do i need both (Sitecore Headless Rendering 21.0.1 and Sitecore JavaScript Services 15.0.1) the package installed in my vanilla Sitecore version ?

What could be the reason for failing with Import Service?

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    Which package from link you have installed? XP or XM one. Can you please update your question? You don;t need to install Sitecore Javascript Services 15, Headless Rendering is enough for Sitecore 10.3 as Javascript Services were renamed in Sitecore 10.1 May 25, 2023 at 8:43
  • What versions of npm jss packages do you use in your FE project? Can you please share your packages.json? May 25, 2023 at 9:00
  • I have updated the question with my packages.json. I have sitecore 10.3 XP standalone sitecore + Sitecore Headless Rendering 21.0.1 (Sitecore Headless Services for Sitecore XP)
    – Jey
    May 25, 2023 at 12:19

2 Answers 2


I have fixed the issue. When I create a JSS app, I was providing my Sitecore hostname, which caused redirecting round robin and throwing error. My understanding is, I can provide the Sitecore host name in one place where I am supposed to provide the Sitecore hostname.

  • Hello, I am having a similar issue. I am not clear on what host name i should provide. When it asks for sitecore host name, do I provide the host name to my sitecore instance? Or the host name for the app I am creating? Sep 21, 2023 at 16:18
  • Host name is your JSS app host name which you provide in host file and binding.
    – Jey
    Sep 25, 2023 at 12:49

I had same issue during installation, after some investigation I found that I was using an incorrect entry for the Sitecore hostname. When I corrected it so that it mapped to the path to the Sitecore folder, that resolved this issue.

Hope this helps.

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