Introduction to API
The Composable Commerce API follows a microservice architecture that enables you to plug commerce into any part of your application. The API is inspired by the JSON API specification, follows predictable REST API URLs, and supports cross-origin resource sharing. The two-track Authentication Layer enables destructive and non-destructive actions across projects.
API Base URLs
Commerce supports multiple geographical regions. For each customer, Commerce accounts and stores are created in a specific region. When you interact with and use the Commerce API, ensure that you use the API end point for the region your store is in. To view the API base URL field, go to System > Application Keys in Commerce Manager.
In the documentation, we use the variable name
<your_elasticpath_api_base_url> in the sample requests. When making API requests, customers substitute the hostname for the variable.
All requests must include an authentication token in the header. Generate the token by using your API keys.
- To find your API keys, go to System > Application Keys section in Commerce Manager.
- To use the API to generate a token from your API keys, see the Authentication or Your first API request sections.
- To learn more about API keys, see the Security section.
If you are looking to test or develop with the Composable Commerce API, we recommend using the Elastic Path Postman collection. The collection includes all endpoints.
Software Development Kits
Elastic Path officially maintains the following Software Development Kits (SDK) for Composable Commerce. Other community-driven SDKs are available within the Moltin GitHub organization.
This package is not feature complete and is work in progress.
The package contains the executable for running Elastic Path Commerce Cloud Schematics.
yarn global add composable-cli or npm install -g composable-cli
Generating a storefront
Login to Elasticpath
Generate a D2C (Direct-to-consumer) storefront
composable-cli generate d2c my-storefront
Select your Elastic Path store from the list of stores.
Configuring Algolia integration
composable-cli int algolia
Configuring Ep Payments
composable-cli p ep-payments
You can find a self-serve Composable Commerce API course and other learning opportunities at Elastic Path Education. Sign in, select the Content Library, and search for
Composable Commerce API.