Authoring

Abstract

Guide to Sitecore Authoring supported infrastructure, references, scaling and privacy and security.

The Commerce Authoring role is the instance of the Commerce Engine that serves traffic from the Commerce Business Tools.

Supported infrastructure

The Commerce Authoring role can be hosted on:

Refer to the Sitecore Commerce compatibility table for compatible versions.

References

The Commerce Authoring role references the following application roles, storage roles, and indexes.

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Storage roles

The Commerce Authoring role references the following storage roles:

Role name

Connection string name

Port

Type

Notes

Global database

Global

1433

SQL

Shared Environments database

SitecoreCommerce9_SharedEnvironments

1433

SQL

Commerce Engine cache

Redis

For distributed caching.

Application roles

The Commerce Authoring role references the following application roles:

Role name

Connection string name

Default Port

Type

Notes

xm-content-management

None - see notes.

HTTPS

Accesses items via the Sitecore Services Client.

Sitecore Identity

SitecoreIdentityServerUrl

Commerce Search indexes

The Commerce Authoring role references the following search provider for Commerce search indexes:

Search Index

Port, Solr

Port, Azure search

Type

Catalog Items Scope index

8983

443

HTTPS

Customers Scope index

8983

443

HTTPS

Orders Scope index

8983

443

HTTPS

Promotions Scope index

8983

443

HTTPS

Price Cards Scope index

8983

443

HTTPS

Referenced by

The Authoring role is referenced by:

Scaling

Supported combinations

The Commerce Authoring role can be combined with any other Commerce Engine role.

Privacy and security

The Commerce Authoring role handles personal data in the following ways:

  • Query, Create and Update Operations on Customer and Orders which can contain personal data.

  • Query via search indexes which contain personal data.

Refer to the Sitecore Commerce DevOps Guide for steps to secure the Commerce Authoring role.