Experience Manager and Magento are seamlessly integrated using the Commerce Integration Framework (CIF). CIF enables AEM to access a Magento instance and bind the catalog data via GraphQL. It also allows AEM Authors to use Product and Category Pickers and a read-only Product Console to browse through product and category data fetched on-demand from Magento. In addition, CIF provides an out-of-the-box storefront that can accelerate commerce projects.
The overall architecture is as follows:
The AEM Venia reference storefront is a modern production-ready reference storefront showcasing a basic B2C commerce journey. It can be used to kickstart commerce projects and accelerate projects using AEM, CIF, and Magento. It demonstrates best practices for integrating AEM and Magento and shows how to use the Commerce Core Components. It also provides pre-sales with a reference site to demo the integration between AEM and Magento.
The project is open source and available on GitHub.
Basic components are provided, common across commerce implementations such as Product Detail, Product List, Navigation, Search, etc. They can be used as-is or be extended.
These components key benefits are:
Components such as Product Teaser and Product Carousel are provided to enable AEM Authors to create Experience pages in AEM, combining marketing and commerce content. These components can be easily dragged and dropped on to a content page created in AEM and linked to specific products or categories using the Product or Category Picker in AEM.All the components are open-sourced on GitHub.
This shows full transparency on changes made going forward and allows you to get the latest version very easily. You can also provide pull requests for improvements and bug fixes that can be incorporated.
This connector provides integration of Magento products and categories in the AEM Commerce console as well as authoring features like product and category pickers. It also provides authoring features to display product and category information of data stored in Magento from within AEM by using Magento's GraphQL APIs
The AEM Commerce connector is expected to be used to enhance the AEM authoring experience with deeper integration with Magento products and categories.
Even if you have very specific use-cases, the connector can be used a reference to build additional extensions to the AEM UI, but keep in mind that any extensions to the AEM UI can have an impact on future upgrades.
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Can anyone please confirm that CIF Connector only works with secured GraphQL endpoint URL as the Magento I am using is currently not secured. While checking the logs, I get the message: HTTP protocol is not supported and while trying with HTTPS, it says - Connection Timed Out.
Hi, this has been changed with the last release, which introduced a switch to use HTTP only as well. However, this is only recommended for local development or demonstrations. Don't disable HTTPS for production environments.
My customer is planning to use custom integration mechanism b/w AEM and Magento.
Though we have suggested CIF, they have reservations about using it.
Do you have any information on how many customers use CIF and how is the feedback?
That would help us in convincing them.