Authoring

Abstract

Overview of 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

You can host the Commerce Authoring role on:

Refer to the Sitecore Commerce compatibility table for compatible versions.

Reference structure

The Authoring role has its place in the Sitecore reference structure. It can be referenced by other roles, and it can also reference other roles.

Illustration showing the Authoring role's place in the Sitecore reference structure.

Referenced by

The Authoring role is referenced by the following roles:

References

The Authoring role references the following roles:

Storage roles

Role name

Connection string name

Port

Type

Notes

Global database

Global

1433

SQL

Shared Environments database

SitecoreCommerce9_SharedEnvironments

1433

SQL

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.

Search indexes

Index

Port, Solr

Port, Azure Search

Type

Notes

Catalog Items Scope index

8983

443

HTTPS

Customers Scope index

8983

443

HTTPS

Orders Scope index

8983

443

HTTPS

Privacy and security

The 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 Authoring role.