When you have completed deployment and testing in the staging environments, you can begin site-launch preparation. Staging is a near-production environment running on similar hardware, configurations, architecture, and services. It can reduce your downtime and make your extension, service, custom configurations, and merchant user acceptance testing vital components to releasing your sites and stores.
The pre-launch checklist is required to verify prior to launch state, which includes the following major verifications:
The main differences between Adobe Commerce on-premises and cloud implementations are the deployment scripts and tools, as well as the setup for SSL, Mail service, and CDN. However, the process is still the same.
For SSL(TLS) certificate, Adobe Commerce on cloud infrastructure provides a Fastly wildcard certificate. To start using it, you need to pass the validation: add the Fastly TXT record to apex domain name within your DNS settings. The Fastly TXT record can be found in the on-boarding spreadsheet, otherwise you need to submit support a ticket to obtain it. Replace this text with your questions/comments here. If you use your own SSL(TLS) certificate instead of a Fastly wildcard certificate, submit a support ticket with your certificate attached to the setup.
Adobe Commerce on cloud infrastructure provides SendGrid Mail functionality for your transactional emails. For Pro plans, you need to add SendGrid records to your DNS settings. SendGrid records can be found in the on-boarding spreadsheet, otherwise SI or merchant should submit support tickets to obtain them. To start, you don’t need to make any changes to your DNS; SendGrid is pre-configured for you.
The complete pre-launch checklist shows all major activities whose completeness is necessary for moving to the launch state.