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    • Version Akeneo 2.0.x to 3.2.x

    Akeneo Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Integration

    Introduction

    With this module, you can connect Microsoft Azure Blob Storage with Akeneo. You can save your product assets on the cloud. Azure Blob storage is Microsoft’s object storage solution for the cloud. Blob storage helps in storing massive amounts of unstructured data.

    Basic Requirements

    • This module works with Akeneo 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x, 2.3.x, 3.0.x, 3.1.x, 3.2.x and 4.0.x. Download Akeneo from here
    • Node and Yarn packages need to be installed.
    • This module is compatible with the Akeneo community and Enterprise(Flexibility) edition.
    • If you want to use this extension on Akeneo EE Serenity mode, please contact us.
    • For the Akeneo installation, your Akeneo server should meet these system requirements.

    Features

    • Integrate Akeneo catalog storage to use Microsoft Azure Storage Blob or File storage
    • Migrate existing files data from storage on the server to Azure Storage Blob
    • Show viewable Azure Storage Blob URL on product page
    • This module is compatible with latest Akeneo version 4.0.x
    • Support Akeneo EE Assets, Asset move from local storage to Azure Storage Blob.

    Installing Module for Version 4.0.x

    Please follow these steps for installing the Akeneo Azure Blob Storage Integration module in Akeneo.

    1 – First of all, the user has to install the Azure Storage Blob php client package and dependency.

    2 – Goto your Akeneo Installation Directory then open the “composer.lock” file and change the following package version.

    Search for the key “league/flysystem” then update the version to the 1.0.66.

    Search for the key “oneup/flysystem-bundle” and then update the version to the 3.2.0.

    3 – You have to navigate first to Akeneo installation directory (Ex: cd /opt/bitnami/apps/akeneo/htdocs). After SSH, you have to run the command to your Akeneo server by the terminal.

    4 – Unzip the respective extension zip and then merge the “src” folder into the Akeneo project root directory.

    5 –  Goto config/Bundles.php and add line:

    in return array.

    6 – Copy the “config” folder into akeneo project root directory for routing.

    7 – After that, run this command after ssh to your akeneo server by the terminal then navigate to the pim installation directory (don’t run this command directly after ssh, first navigate to pim installation directory using cd command ex. cd /opt/bitnami/apps/akeneo/htdocs)

    Installing Module for Version 2.x to 3.x

    Please follow these steps for installing the Akeneo Azure Blob Storage Integration module in Akeneo.

    1 – First of all, the user has to install the Azure Storage Blob php client package and dependency.

    2 – Goto your Akeneo Installation Directory then open the “composer.lock” file and change the following package version.

    Search for the key “league/flysystem” then update the version to the 1.0.66.

    Search for the key “oneup/flysystem-bundle” and then update the version to the 3.2.0.

    3 – You have to navigate first to Akeneo installation directory (Ex: cd /opt/bitnami/apps/akeneo/htdocs). After SSH, you have to run the command to your Akeneo server by the terminal.

    4 – Unzip the respective extension zip and then merge the “src” folder into the Akeneo project root directory.

    5 – Goto app/AppKernel.php then add the line in function registerProjectBundles()

    6 – Goto app/config/routing.yml then add these lines at top of the file

    7 – Goto app/config/config.yml then add these lines after imports.

    8 – After that, run this command after ssh to your akeneo server by the terminal then navigate to the pim installation directory (don’t run this command directly after ssh, first navigate to pim installation directory using cd command ex. cd /opt/bitnami/apps/akeneo/htdocs)

    Common Issues After Installation

    It might happen that even after proper installation, upon opening your Akeneo admin dashboard, you see a loading screen. In that case, do check for the following solution:

    • Webpack Installation: If you get the below error:

    It means that the web pack is not installed in your system then you have to run the following commands:

    • Module routing.yml is not configured properly. Re-check the routing.yml file as mentioned in the 3rd step of Module Installation
    • Clear your browser cache.

    Create and Setup Azure Credential in Akeneo

    After installing the Module in Akeneo, the user has to set the configuration of Azure in Akeneo. The user can navigate to “/src/Webkul/AzureBlobIntegrationBundle/Resources/config.yml” to add the credentials.

    Step 1: Update the value of the key then add the container name. For example:

    Step 2: Update the value of the connection string. Here, you have to enter further details:

    • Default End Point Protocol
    • Account Name
    • Account Key
    • End Point Prefix 

    You can find further details on your Azure server. For example:

    Step 3: Run the command to clear the cache:

    After finish the configuration if you will upload the new images and file in Akeneo then it will automatically be stored in Azure Blob.

    Media Migration

    With this module, the user can migrate existing and new media files both.

    1 – If the users have already existing product media data then they can run the following command from the terminal to move files to Azure Blob Storage.

    2 – Similarly, if the users have Akeneo Enterprise Edition and want to export all the product assets to Azure Blob Storage then run this command.

    3 – If the users have the Webkul DAM module then the user can move assets to Azure Blob Storage after running this command.

    Setup Credential in Akeneo

    After successfully installing the module in Akeneo, you need to set up the Microsoft Azure  API credentials in Akeneo. Please log into Akeneo and follow icon Akeneo Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Integration>>Setting. After that you have to add the region of your store. You have to enter the value like:

    • Container Name
    • Account Name
    • Account Key
    • EndPoint Prefix

    Create Products in Akeneo

    To create a product in Akeneo, navigate to Products then click the Create button. Now, you need to choose the product type – as Product or Product Model.

    Product – Select this type for creating simple and virtual products.

    Product Model – Select this type for creating a configurable product with variations.

    If you want to know furthermore details of Akeneo products and product variants then follow this blog – https://webkul.com/blog/create-product-and-product-model-in-akeneo/

    Now enter the required SKU, choose a family, after that click the Save button.

    Product Family – A family is a set of attributes that will be the same for all products belonging to a family. The product family represents product type, imposes product information structure also defines the list of attributes for a product that it belongs to.

    Add Product Details

    Now you need to provide information about the product. Here you have to enter further details of the product like quantity, price, size, and description.

    Upload the Images

    Click on the upload image section or drag and drop feature then add an image. 

    After uploading the images, you can see the thumbnail of the images.

    As a result, the user can see further icons after uploading the images.

    • Preview Image
    • Download Image
    • Delete Image
    • Generate the Azure Link

    After that, if you will click on the Link button then you will be able to generate the Azure link in Akeneo.

    Finally, you can copy the Azure Blob images link in the browser to see the image.

    Support

    For any issues related to this module, please create a support ticket at- https://webkul.uvdesk.com/en/customer/create-ticket Also, for any pre-sales queries or customization discussion, please drop an email to support@webkul.com

    Current Product Version - 1.0.0

    Supported Framework Version - Akeneo Version 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x, 2.3.x, 3.0.x, 3.1.x, 3.2.x and 4.0.x

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