In the world of Salesforce Commerce Cloud (SFCC), efficiency and security are paramount. However, there’s often a dilemma when it comes to accessing SFCC Orders from external platforms. A common challenge faced by many is the need for Business Manager (BM) Grants, which requires the use of account manager credentials that expire every 90 days. This raises a critical question: is it really necessary to manually reset a password every 90 days for server-to-server communication? In this article, we’ll provide you with a more convenient and secure solution.
The issue at hand revolves around the need for frequent password resets to maintain access to SFCC Orders via Open Commerce API (OCAPI). The 90-day expiration of account manager credentials poses a substantial operational challenge, requiring manual intervention and potential disruptions in the workflow. However, there’s a better way to manage this.
Access keys offer a streamlined solution to the password reset conundrum. Instead of relying on traditional account manager credentials, you can use a BM (Business Manager) user with a security key, which has an impressive lifespan of one year. This means you won’t have to worry about resetting passwords every 90 days.
You have two options for generating these security keys:
Access keys are linked to a user in the Business Manager. Even if the user’s password expires, the access key remains valid for a full year, offering both convenience and security. This means you can say goodbye to 90-day calendar reminders and the associated password reset headaches.
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In conclusion, while the need for BM Grants and frequent password resets may seem cumbersome, there’s a smarter way to handle SFCC Order access. Embrace access keys, either through OCAPI or BM, and enjoy the convenience of a one-year security key that simplifies server-to-server communication in Salesforce Commerce Cloud.
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