Step-by-step: Create a Magento API user
To use MageBridge, you need to create an API user in Magento. This API user is also related to a so-called API role. By default, there is neither API user nor API role, so you need to configure both.
Logging into the Magento Admin Panel
First an API role needs to be added. Login to the Magento Admin Panel and navigate to System > Web Services > Roles.
Create a new API role
This page lists the current API roles. If there none listed yet, click on Add New Role.
Every role needs a name. This can be anything. Just make sure it is descriptive enough for yourself.
The second tab on the left (Role Resources) allows you to select which resources should be available for users with this role. While you can select exactly which privileges are given, we recommend you select All unless you're willing to spend hours with experimenting.
Create a new API user
Now that the role is created, you can add an user that makes use of this role.
The strange thing here is that the user fields here seem to indicate a person or individual, while in fact we're creating a system account of some kind. The fields First Name, Last Name and Email just need to be filled in with any value you like. Make sure the User Name and Api Key are secure enough.
The second tab on the left is called User Role, and that's where you select the role earlier created.
Configure the API details in MageBridge
The User Name and Api Key of the user that is created in Magento, need to be configured inside the MageBridge settings in Joomla!. Login to the Joomla! Administrator and navigate to Components > MageBridge > Configuration and select the tab API. Enter the user details in the fieldset Magento API user.
Created on Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Modified on Sunday, 06 December 2009
More tutorials in this section
- Setting the MageBridge URLs in Magento
- Disabling user synchronization in MageBridge
- Importing and exporting users
- Using the MageBridgeLinks/JCE-plugin
- Using MageBridge Product Connectors
- Migrating users between Joomla! and Magento
- Using MageBridge stores to load a different Magento theme
- Using the MageBridge Content Plugin
- MageBridge SEO Guide
- Removing or uninstalling MageBridge
- Step-by-step: Adding a custom Magento block
- Managing MageBridge extensions
- How to use URL-suffices with MageBridge?
- Step-by-step: Create a Magento API user
- Step-by-step: Activating MageBridge plugins
- Step-by-step: Creating a MageBridge Menu-Item
- API permissions with MageBridge
- Configuring payment methods in MageBridge
- Using MageBridge modules
- Authentication guide for MageBridge
- Working with MageBridge URL Replacements
- Handling Downloadable Products in MageBridge
- Handling file uploads in MageBridge
- Configuring the MageBridge Root Menu-Item
- Setting MageBridge offline through the database
- How Joomla! works with MageBridge URLs
- Migrating MageBridge from Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 2.5
- Using the MageBridge System Plugin
- Setting Joomla! ACL-rules for the MageBridge backend
- Bypassing the MageBridge component-pages
- Integrating MageBridge in ZOO