To get started with AEM Content and Commerce, you need to install the AEM Content and Commerce Add-On for AEM 6.5.
AEM 6.5 Service Pack 7 or later is required.
The onboarding for AEM Content and Commerce is a two-step process:
Install the AEM Content and Commerce Add-On for AEM 6.5
Connect AEM with your commerce solution
Download and install the AEM Commerce Add-On for AEM 6.5 from the Software Distribution portal.
Start and install the requiered AEM 6.5 Service Pack. We recommend installing the last available service pack.
This will be done by the CSE for AEM Managed Service customers.
AEM can be connected to any commerce system that has an accessible GraphQL endpoint for AEM. These endpoints are usually publicly available, or can be connected via private VPN or local connections depending on the individual project setup.
Optionally, authentication header can be provided to use additional CIF features that require authentication.
Replace the value of the
com.adobe.cq.commerce.graphql.client.impl.GraphqlClientImpl~default.cfg.json with the GraphQL endpoint of your commerce system. This configuration can be done via the OSGI console or by deploying the OSGI configuration via the project. Different configurations for staging and production systems are supported using different AEM run modes.
The AEM Content and Commerce Add-On and CIF Core Components use both AEM server-side and client-side connections. Client-side CIF Core Components and CIF Add-On authoring tools connect by default to
/api/graphql. This can be adjusted via the CIF Cloud Service config if needed (see below).
The CIF Add-On provides a GraphQL proxy servlet at
/api/graphql which can optionally be used for local development. For production deployments it is strongly recommended to setup a reverse proxy to the commerce GraphQL endpoint via the AEM Dispatcher or at other network layers (like CDN).
The Add-On and the CIF Core Components can be used on multiple AEM site structures connected to different commerce stores (or store views, and so on). By default, the CIF Add-On is deployed with a default config connecting to Adobe Commerce’s default store and catalog.
This configuration can be adjusted for the project via the CIF Cloud Service config following these steps:
In AEM go to Tools -> Cloud Services -> CIF Configuration
Select the commerce configuration you want to change
Open the configuration properties via the action bar
The following properties can be configured:
In most setups the default value
/api/graphql must not be changed. Only advanced setup not using the provided GraphQL proxy should change this setting.
Support for UIDs got introduced in Adobe Commerce 2.4.2. Only enable this if your commerce backend supports a GraphQL schema of version 2.4.2 or later.
Starting with CIF Core Components version 2.0.0 the support for
id was removed and replaced with
uid. If your project uses CIF Core Components version 2.0.0 you must enable Catalog UID Support and use a valid category UID as “Catalog Root Category Identifier”.
The configuration shown above is for reference. Projects should provide their own configurations.
For more complex setups using multiple AEM site structures combined with different commerce catalogs see the Commerce Multi-Store Setup tutorial.