Another month, another release from Salesforce B2C Commerce Cloud! In this blog post, we’ll dive into all the changes and improvements coming to the platform in the 23.3 release. In recent months, we’ve seen a strong focus on updates to the headless APIs and Page Designer, and we’ll examine if this trend continues in this latest release. Are there new and exciting developments on the horizon for the platform? Let’s find out!
Are you interested in last month’s release notes? Click here!
Getting a sandbox environment for testing and development has challenged potential partners and customers for quite a long time. But this process has become much easier with the latest 23.3 release of Salesforce B2C Commerce Cloud, at least for ISVs.
A little glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel!
When ISV partners sign up for the AppExchange Partner program, they can opt for a 90-day trial sandbox. Once they register, a sandbox environment will automatically be set up for them, and they will receive an email with the details.
This is excellent news for ISV partners (and the third-party ecosystem) who want to test and develop their solutions on the platform. With a 90-day trial, they can get a lot of work done immediately after signing up!
Successful Jobs Are No Longer Logged
There is a limit to how many logs can be written and sent to the Log Center; in most cases, you aren’t looking for success messages. Though successes should be celebrated 😊, there is no need for them to clog up the general logs and nibble at our quotas.
Buy Now Items Get Their Own Cart
OCAPI & SCAPI
Enable the Shopper Context API in Business Manager
Before this 23.3 release, customer support had to be contacted to enable the Shopper Context API.
The Shopper Context API (part of SCAPI) allows you to set context information in your headless implementations. It can be linked to customer groups (segmentation) to activate experiences associated with them, such as promotions.
SLAS Admin UI Update
The SLAS admin UI has gotten a bit of love this month, and reported bugs have been worked on a resolved!
I cannot comment on which ones were addressed, but we reported a fair few ones that got resolved in this update!
Prevent Org Invitations to Deleted Users
New Account Manager Password Requirements
Account Manager is announcing an upcoming change to password requirements for stronger passwords and better security. These changes are not part of the current release and are being announced in advance, so users are aware of them.
The new requirements are as follows:
- Passwords should be at least 12 characters long.
- You can not reuse any of the previous four passwords.
- Must include a minimum of three of the four components – numbers, symbols, lower-case letters, and upper-case letters.
- Should not include parts of the name, username, or UUID.
These new requirements do not impact existing and unexpired passwords and will only be enforced when a password is reset or changed.
PWA Kit v2.6.0
A new PWA Kit release happens every few weeks, so this month is no different.
In this release, the biggest modification is a performance boost to the “Mega Menu” by lazy loading menu items below a configured ‘depth’.
Want to see what else this new version has in store? Have a look here at the release notes.
In this and previous releases, the following bugs have been marked as fixed:
Updated Cartridges & Tools
plugin_slas (v6.4.0 - v6.4.1)
- Fix a bug where geolocation information is incorrect for newly logged in users #82
- Add feature toggle for SLAS session-bridge/token endpoint #80
- Add small delay in between e2e tests to avoid SLAS rate limit errors #79
- Add a changelog file #78
- Add support for SLAS session-bridge/token endpoint for new guest users #76
- Add multi-site support #75
- Setup this repository for Github actions #74
- Set feature toggle for SLAS session-bridge/token endpoint to be enabled by default
Another new cartridge is available for SFRA to provide a basis for GTM and Tealium tracking.
Always nice to get to see different approaches to these kinds of use cases that every project runs in too.
The month of February keeps giving new (public) repositories. And this time, one for the PWA Kit, showing off some great POCs (Proof of Concept) for Page Designer, Guest Order Lookup and more!
- Retrieval of organization and user level audit logs (#341)
- Management for API clients (incl. retrieving details, creation, updating, deletion and rotation of credentials) (#350, #351)
- Migrate build process from CircleCI to Github Actions (#347, #348)
- Minor readme updates (#345)
- Various dependency updates
Passwordless Login (v1.1.0)
- improve debug logging by @clavery in #8
- replace jsonBasket with SCAPI merge basket by @sandragolden in #7
- replaced the use of the JSON basket in a profile custom attribute with SCAPI mergeBasket
- updated README to list out all the API calls required, indicating differences if you are using
plugin_slaswith a public SLAS client or using
plugin_passwordlesson its own without plugin_slas, using a private SLAS client