Install the B2B for Adobe Commerce extension

The B2B for Adobe Commerce extension is only available for Adobe Commerce v2.2.0 or later. It is installed after installing Adobe Commerce.

Install the most recent version of the B2B extension that is supported on the deployed Adobe Commerce version.

These installation instructions apply to Adobe Commerce deployed on premises. To install the B2B extension for Commerce projects deployed on cloud infrastructure, see the Commerce Cloud Infrastructure Guide.


Before installing or upgrading the B2B extension, check the release notes for the most current information about version compatibility, updates, or changes that can affect installation or upgrade requirements.

Installation steps

  1. From the Adobe Commerce application root directory, update the composer.json to add the dependencies for the B2B extension:

    code language-bash
    composer require magento/extension-b2b:<version>

    If an error occurs, for example:

    code language-terminal
    [InvalidArgumentException] Could not find a matching version of package magento/extension-b2b.

    Check the package spelling, your version constraint, and that the package is available and matches your minimum-stability (stable) requirement.

  2. If prompted, enter your authentication keys.

    Your public key is your username; your private key is your password. If you have stored your public and private keys in auth.json, you are not prompted to authenticate.

  3. Run the following commands after Composer finishes updating modules:

    code language-bash
    bin/magento setup:upgrade
    code language-bash
    bin/magento setup:di:compile
    code language-bash
    bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f
    code language-bash
    bin/magento cache:clean
    note note
    In Production mode, you might receive a message to Please rerun Magento compile command. Enter the commands to complete the installation. Adobe Commerce does not prompt you to run the compile command in Developer mode.

After completing the installation, configure and start message consumers, including specifying parameters for message consumers.

Message consumers

The B2B for Adobe Commerce extension uses MySQL for message queue management. The following table lists the message consumers that support B2B capabilities. After you install the extension, start the message consumers for the B2B capabilities required for your Commerce storefront.

Updates price for each product in a shared catalog. Required when the Shared Catalogs option is enabled in the Admin system configuration settings.
Updates categories assigned to a shared catalog category. Required when the Shared Catalogs option is enabled in the Admin system configuration settings.
Updates prices for negotiable quotes. Required when the Quotes option is enabled in the Admin system configuration settings.
Converts purchase order to order. Required when the Purchase Orders option is enabled in the Admin system configuration settings.
Send purchase order emails. Required when the Purchase Orders option is enabled in the Admin system configuration settings.
Validates purchase order against relevant approval rules. Required when the Purchase Orders option is enabled in the Admin system configuration settings.
Deletes invalid or inactive price quotes when a product is deleted from the catalog or removed from the cart. Required when the Quotes option is enabled in the Admin system configuration settings.
Asynchronously corrects the stock index after an order is placed or a product is removed. Required when the Use deferred stock update option is enabled for Inventory Management in the Admin configuration settings. See Performance Best Practices.
Creates messages for each individual task of a bulk operation, such as importing or exporting items, changing prices on a mass scale, and assigning products to a warehouse. Required when the Admin bulk operations option for Inventory Management is set to Run asynchronously in the Admin system configuration settings.
For a list of all Adobe Commerce message consumers, see Message queue consumers in the Configuration Guide.

Configure message consumers

Prevent possible processing issues or delays by adding the following parameters when you start the message consumers for B2B capabilities.

  • --max-messages <value>— Specifies the maximum number of messages each consumer must process before terminating (default = 10000). Although we do not recommend it, you can use 0 to prevent the consumer from terminating. The best practice for a PHP application is to restart long-running processes to prevent possible memory leaks.

  • --batch-size <value>— Allows you to limit the system resources consumed by the consumers (CPU, memory). Using smaller batches reduces resource usage and, thus, leads to slower processing. If specified, messages in a queue are consumed in batches of <value> each. This option is applicable for the batch consumer only. If --batch-size is not defined, the batch consumer receives all available messages in a queue.

For information about additional configuration options, see Specific-configuration.

Start message consumers

To enable asynchronous operations for B2B capabilities, you must start multiple message consumers.

  1. List the available message consumers:

    code language-bash
    bin/magento queue:consumers:list

    The command returns available message consumers including all B2B message consumers.

  2. Start each consumer separately:

    code language-bash
    bin/magento queue:consumers:start [--max-messages=<value>] [--batch-size=<value>] <consumer_name>

    For example:

    code language-bash
    bin/magento queue:consumers:start quoteItemCleaner
To run it in the background, append & to the command, return to a prompt, and continue running commands. For example: bin/magento queue:consumers:start sharedCatalogUpdatePrice &.

For more information, see Manage message queues in the Configuration Guide.

Add message consumers to cron

You have the option to automate the run schedule for the SharedCatalogUpdateCategoryPermissions and SharedCatalogUpdatePrice message consumers by adding the schedule to the cron configuration file /app/code/Magento/MessageQueue/etc/crontab.xml.

* * * * * ps ax | grep [s]haredCatalogUpdateCategoryPermissions >>/dev/null 2>&1 || nohup php /var/www/html/magento2/bin/magento queue:consumers:start sharedCatalogUpdateCategoryPermissions &
* * * * * ps ax | grep [s]haredCatalogUpdatePrice >>/dev/null 2>&1 || nohup php /var/www/html/magento2/bin/magento queue:consumers:start sharedCatalogUpdatePrice &

You can also configure schedules for message consumers from the Store Configuration settings in the Admin.

Enable B2B features in the Admin

After installing the B2B for Adobe Commerce extension and starting message consumers, you must also enable B2B features in the Admin.