Area: Optimizely B2B Commerce

Adding the domain to the Admin Console

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For the Admin Console to display the contents of the website within the newly created domain, it needs to be added to the Admin Console. Complete the following steps to add the domain to the Admin Console:

  1. Navigate to the Admin Console > Websites
  2. Click the Edit button for the desired Website or click the Add Website button
  3. On the Details finger tab, enter the appropriate domain(s) in the Domain Name(s) field.
  4. Click Save .

NOTE: Do not remove the localhost option from the list of valid domains in the Website table. This will impact site startup.

At the time the Admin Console is first accessed, after configuration of the Domain Name(s) field (Admin Console > Websites), the service will make a call to the Optimizely licensing server. If the domain exists in the Optimizely Commerce registry, it will perform a date check. If it passes, the user will be authenticated into the Admin Console. If the domain does not exist in the Optimizely Commerce registry, it will be created with a 30 day temporary license. This procedure allows the use of Optimizely Commerce for 30 days. Following this process allows development teams to use additional domains such as qa.yourdomain.com, dev.yourdomain.com and so forth. Each domain respectively will be registered with a 30 day temporary license when the Admin Console is accessed for the first time.

If an error occurs during the call to Optimizely, it will issue at Temporary license and recheck in 10 days.

To support ongoing development, it is common for development teams to submit tickets to Optimizely Customer Success requesting that development environment domains be converted to permanent domains. Use the Submit a Ticket link at the top of page to make this request.

Additionally, Optimizely provides developers with a test URL of the format *.local.com which has a permanent license.

Related article: Activating an B2B Commerce License

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Last updated: Dec 11, 2020

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