CLI tool for running Google’s Lighthouse checks
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Lighthouse Keeper

Lighthouse Keeper makes it easier to run specific Lighthouse audits on a set of URLs.


npm install --save-dev @sum.cumo/lighthouse-keeper

Google Chrome

You need a Chrome installation in order to be able to use Lighthouse.


With JSON Config File

lighthouse-keeper --config path/to/config.json


These are the possible options for the configuration file:

Option Description Default
urls array of URLs to scan []
extendedInfo display extended info of the audit false by default. If the audit is not satisfied extendInfo turns true
allAudits indicates if all audits should be evaluated false
onlyAudits array of audit keys to evaluate (see below) []
scores object of minimum scores per category (see below) to obtain {}


  "urls": [
  "scores": {
    "performance": 90,
    "accessibility": 90,
    "best-practices": 90,
    "seo": 80
  "onlyAudits": [
  "skipAudits": [
  "extendedInfo": true

(Reasoning behind this sample config.)

Without Config File

lighthouse-keeper --url --audits accesskeys,uses-http2 --scores seo:90,best-practices:10

These are the possible options for the CLI:

Option Description Mandatory
url the URL to scan yes
audits list of audits that should be evaluated (see below) no
scores list of minimum scores per category to obtain (see below) no
showaudits only show the available audits no

List entries must be separated by comma.


Category ID Description
accessibility These checks highlight opportunities to improve the accessibility of your web app. Only a subset of accessibility issues can be automatically detected so manual testing is also encouraged.
best-practices We’ve compiled some recommendations for modernizing your web app and avoiding performance pitfalls.
performance These encapsulate your web app’s current performance and opportunities to improve it.
pwa These checks validate the aspects of a Progressive Web App, as specified by the baseline PWA Checklist.
seo These checks ensure that your page is optimized for search engine results ranking. There are additional factors Lighthouse does not check that may affect your search ranking. Learn more.


If you want to see a list of all available audits, run

lighthouse-keeper --url --showaudits

The url is actually irrelevant for the list, but needed for running Lighthouse to parse the response.

Please have in mind that there are audits like screenshot-thumbnails which can’t be validated. These audits are marked with a in the audits list and with (?) in the result.


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