The AEM and Magento are integrated using the Commerce Integration Framework (CIF); the CIF framework enables AEM to access magneto commerce instances through GraphQL API.
In this post series, let us see how to set up local Magento and AEM platforms and enable the CIF framework in AEM to integrate with Magento to build the storefront in AEM.
Let us start with setting up a local Magento instance.
I am going to use XAMPP on windows to enable the Magento servers.
Install Elastic search:
The latest Magento version requires Elasticsearch or OpenSearch for indexing but not support MySQL indexing.
Installed elastic search 7.17.3, https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-7.17.3-windows-x86_64.zip
Download and Install XAMPP:
As a first step, download and install the XAMPP server, including Apache, PHP, MySQL, and PHP admin.