Work with site settings

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You can manage Optimizely Configured Commerce website and Admin Console settings on the Administration > Settings page. The Settings page only displays settings relevant to the user based on their assigned roles and the installed version of Configured Commerce. Here, you can manage settings like the number of failed login attempts that are allowed, whether promotion codes are case-sensitive, pagination style for product list pages, and more.

On the Settings page, each tile provides a brief description of the types of settings you can manage in that specific category. Select a category tile or the corresponding menu item to display the settings for that category.

There are some settings that require an IIS restart before the changes will take effect. To identify these settings, see Setting changes that require an IIS restart.

Global and website-specific settings

The Settings page defaults to displaying the Global Defaults, which are settings that are applied to all websites. To view settings that are specific to a website, select the website from the Configuring drop-down list.

There are certain settings that are only configurable at the Global Defaults level. When viewing a specific website, any field that is global-only will have a lock icon and a Global label next to it.

Similarly, a website-specific icon displays next to any settings that are specific to the selected website and do not use the Global Defaults value.

If you select Global Defaults from the Configuring drop-down list and update a setting that has the website-specific icon next to it, as the tooltip explains, changing that setting's value does not override any unique website-specific settings.

Search for settings

Although the categories and descriptions are helpful, using the search may be the most efficient way to locate a setting. The search provides suggestions as you enter text. As settings that match the query are found, yellow highlights with a count of settings that match the search text dynamically display next to each category. Select a category to view the highlighted matching fields. To clear the search and highlighting, click the X in the search box.

Duplicate and dependent setting names

Some setting names, such as Live or Merchant ID, are used in multiple instances and can also have dependencies. When duplicate settings occur, the unique parent identifier is referenced in the search box adjacent to the setting name.

For example, if one of the matching search results is Password Minimum Required Length - Console Security, then Password Minimum Required Length is the setting, and Console Security is the parent setting. That means this setting manages the minimum required password length for the Admin Console. Whereas if the search result is Password Minimum Required Length - Website Security, that means this setting manages the minimum required password length for your website.

Auto-hide behavior of related settings

Some settings are dependent on the configuration of other related settings. Below, the Invoice History setting is used as an example to explain the auto-hide behavior.

Invoice history settings

If Invoice History is set to On, there are two related settings:

  • Real Time Invoice History
  • Invoice History Lookback Days

When Invoice History is set to Off, the related settings are automatically hidden:

If the Invoice History setting is off and you search for a related hidden setting, like Invoice History Lookback Days, a message displays beneath the parent Invoice History setting, stating that you must have it set to On to display the Invoice History Lookback Days setting.

Update and restore defaults

Each setting has a help icon, which you can click to view an explanation of what the setting controls, possible field limits, and what the default setting is.

For settings where you can add multiple fields, such as adding computers that are allowed for integration, Add and Delete options display, letting you add and delete fields as desired.

When you change a setting, an option to Restore default displays.

You can also restore the settings for an entire category to the defaults by clicking More Options > Restore [category] defaults.

You can view changes users make to settings in the audit logs (Admin Console > Administration > Audit Logs).