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:
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 new hub on the CloudBlue Connect platform.
The following showcases how to acquire necessary information for CloudBlue Commerce Hub registration. Before registering a CloudBlue Commerce Hub on Connect, it is necessary to ensure your account provides the adapter package.
In case the Connect Adapter is configured correctly, the Commerce platform should display the Ready status for your adapter object within the System Applications list.
Access the Adapter Package screen to retrieve your Hub Instance ID. This identifier is used to register a Commerce Hub on Connect.
Once both Adapter Service and Adapter Package are deployed, you will be able to instantiate your Hub object that will refer to your adapter of the CloudBlue Commerce.
Follow the steps below to successfully register your Hub on the CloudBlue Connect platform.
Navigate to the Hubs section of the Marketplace module. Thereafter, click the Register Hub button to start registering your hub manually.
Specify your hub properties in the following form:
Click Register to finalize your 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.