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Version: 1.0

Account Management Introduction

An Account represents the entity that participates in a Commerce transaction. Accounts can have Carts, Orders, Subscriptions, and Addresses.

Each account can have multiple account members, which represent users and can transact on behalf of the account.

In a typical B2C scenario, an account usually has a single account member. However, this functionality can also be used to support use cases such as family accounts, allowing multiple family members to transact on behalf of their shared account. In a B2B scenario, an account will have multiple members from a business unit, all of whom can transact on behalf of their organization.

Accounts vs Customers

Accounts is the next generation of Customers. Customers are not going anywhere, but accounts offers more capabilities. We recommend using Accounts for any of your new use cases.

B2C Accounts
Family Accounts⛔️
B2B Accounts⛔️
Authentication: Shopper impersonation⛔️
Authentication: OpenID support
Authentication: One time passwords, and password reset⛔️
Authentication: Configurable token expiry⛔️
Cart association
Shopper specific PromotionsPlanned
Shopper specific Catalogs
Personal Data support


Security Scheme Type:http
HTTP Authorization Scheme:bearer