Create Stores and Add Associates in Commerce Cloud Endless Aisle

You create the store app role, then create store Business Manager users that belong to that role. Each store has a Business Manager user associated with it, which has its own Business Manager credentials.

You can either create one Business Manager user to be used for all stores or one for each store. The advantage to having one Business Manager user for all stores is that you can update all stores every 90 days with the new updated password instead of having to do every store separately and possibly at a different password expiration cycle. The disadvantage to this approach is that one user manages all associate logins via Manage Store Associates. If you want to have the store manager manage store associates, you should have one store Business Manager user for each store; that store manager can log in to Business Manager to update store associates on that store.

You also create permission groups. For example, you might create one permission group for store managers and another for store associates. You then create associates, which are assigned a permission group and added to stores. Each associate is assigned their own credentials, which they use to log in to the Endless Aisle app.

The following table offers a quick reference and links to related topics:

To create: In Business Manager, select
BM Store App Role Administration > Organization > Roles & Permissions
Store Merchant Tools > Online Marketing > Stores
BM User Administration > Organization > Users
BM Credentials Merchant Tools > Site Preferences > Manage Store Associates
Associate Permission Groups Merchant Tools > Custom Objects > Custom Object Editor
Store Associates Merchant Tools > Site Preferences > Manage Store Associates
Store Associate Credentials Merchant Tools > Site Preferences > Manage Store Associates
Note: In the process of creating stores and associates with Manage Store Associates, the following custom objects are added by Endless Aisle:
  • storeCredentials - link between Store and BM user for store
  • storeAssociates – link between Store and associates
  • permissionsGroups – definitions of what the associate role can do in Endless Aisle
  • associates – Endless Aisle login information and permission group for associate

Related Links

Creating the Store App Role

Creating a Store for Endless Aisle

Creating a BM User for Each Store for Endless Aisle

Specifying the BM Credentials for an Endless Aisle Store

Permission Groups for Endless Aisle Store Associates

Managing Permissions for Endless Aisle Store Associates

Creating, Assigning, Modifying Endless Aisle Store Associates

Load Associate Credentials via Batch

Integrate in Real Time to Validate Associate Credentials

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