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Building an Ubuntu VM in Azure running Solr, with a trusted LetsEncrypt certificate - Part 3
Monday, March 4, 2019

So this is part 3 in my series walking you through how to setup an Ubuntu VM in Azure running Solr secured using LetsEncrypt. In the first two parts we used the Azure CLI to create the VM, we installed Java and Solr then finally opened port 8983 so we could access the Solr dashboard remotely. In this post we're going use LetsEncrypt to generate a certficate to allow us to secure our communication with Solr over HTTPS......

Building an Ubuntu VM in Azure running Solr, with a trusted LetsEncrypt certificate - Part 2
Sunday, March 3, 2019

So this is part 2 in my series walking you through how to setup an Ubuntu VM in Azure running Solr secured using LetsEncrypt. In the first part we used the Azure CLI to create the VM, then opened an SSH connection to server to test it had completed successfully......

Building an Ubuntu VM in Azure running Solr, with a trusted LetsEncrypt certificate - Part 1
Friday, March 1, 2019

So this week I've been building a Sitecore Experience Commerce deployment in Azure. This is using mostly PaaS based resources, so WebApps, Azure SQL and all that jazz. However I wanted to try to keep the spend down a bit and the easiest way to achieve that is to switch out Azure Search for Solr......

Sitecore Commerce Id Generation Helper Methods
Monday, February 25, 2019

If you've been working Sitecore Experience Commerce, the chances are you've using code like to generate an entity id in the correct format......

Sitecore Entity Composer, End-to-End: Part 3 - The Storefront
Friday, January 18, 2019

This is the third and final part in my blog series demonstrating a complete end-to-end scenario for Sitecore Experience Commerce and the Entity Composer......

Sitecore Entity Composer, End-to-End: Part 2 - Data Flows
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

This is the second part in a blog series demonstrating a complete end-to-end scenario for Sitecore Experience Commerce and the Entity Composer......

Sitecore Entity Composer, End-to-End: Part 1 - Extending the Entities
Friday, January 11, 2019

Sitecore Experience Commerce includes a feature called the Entity Composer which allows you to use the Commerce Business Tools to edit the structure of the entities stored in the system. This makes it much easier to do things like adding fields to products or customers......

Rob.Commerce
Friday, December 21, 2018

So I’m happy to say that I can finally release something that I’ve been working on for a while. A sample Sitecore XC solution that also contains all of the Plugins......

SUGCON India 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Last month I had the pleasure of talking at the very first SUGCON India, being hosted in Bangalore. This was a great event which I really enjoyed, it was......

SxA Storefront Security Settings
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Hopefully you've all been having fun with XC9 since it was released back in January, well this post is going to cover something you'll need to look at if you're using the Storefront generated by SxA Storefront......