Hubs

Updated: July 30, 2021
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Overview

To use a commerce platform infrastructure in Connect, Distributors should register their platform as a Hub. Thereafter, created hubs enable Distributors to present Vendor products for customers.

Distributors can register as many hubs as they need. Every hub represents a separate infrastructure used for a certain purpose. For example, Distributors can create:

  • A test hub for researches and experiments;
  • Hubs that cover different geographical regions or any other concept.

Therefore, when requesting a connection to Vendor, Distributors must specify whether that connection is used for testing or production purposes.

Use the following instructions to register a CloudBlue Commerce hub on the Connect platform.

Prerequisites

Before registering a hub it is necessary to ensure your CloudBlue Commerce provides the adapter package.

In case the Connect Adapter is configured correctly, the Commerce platform displays a required instance with the Ready status within the System Applications list.

By clicking at this instance, you should be able to navigate to the Adapter Package screen to retrieve the Hub Instance ID configuration value:

Once both Adapter Service and Adapter Package are deployed, you will be able to instantiate Hub object referring to this instance of the CloudBlue Commerce in the Distributor Portal of the CloudBlue Connect.

Hub Registration

Follow the steps below to successfully register your Commerce hub on the CloudBlue Connect platform.

1. Start your hub registration

Navigate to the Hubs section of the Marketplace module. Thereafter, click the Register Hub button to start registering your hub manually.

2. Specify the hub properties

Specify your hub properties in the following form:

  • Name: Enter a descriptive hub name.
  • Type: Select the CloudBlue Commerce type.
  • Instance ID: Enter the aforementioned Hub Instance ID.
  • Description: Enter a short description of your hub.

Click Register to finalize your Commerce hub creation on the Connect platform.

As a result, your created hub will be available within the hub list. You can create new marketplaces that will be associated with this hub or configure your existing marketplaces and map them to the created hub.

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