Episerver Add-on: Application Measurement and Monitoring made Easy

casper.rasmussen/ August 14, 2017/ Add-on, Performance/ 0 comments

Fellow.Epi.Metrics: Application Measurement and Monitoring made Easy This Episerver add-on exposes key insights about platform performance and system health. It acts as a reporting platform useful as part of implementation, operation and incident management. By default, it allows you, as an Episerver developer, to easily register code to be measured along with integration endpoints to be monitored. Example performance outputs

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Synchronize Episerver according to your ClaimsIdentity during Authentication

casper.rasmussen/ August 4, 2017/ Episerver CMS, Episerver Commerce/ 0 comments

Well-known built-in Identity classes, such as GenericPrincipal and WindowsPrincipal, has been supported for ages in Episerver CMS. .NET’s support around claims were introduced in .NET4.5, to support claims based authentication into the framework, in the form of ClaimsIdentity and ClaimsPrincipal. Episerver of course quickly adopted this way of dealing with external identities and has over time supported both Windows Identity

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Synchronize Video Platform Resources from inRiver to Episerver Commerce

casper.rasmussen/ July 25, 2017/ Content Types and Properties, Episerver Commerce/ 0 comments

inRiver is one of the leading Product Information Management systems out there. Having a solid integration with Episerver Commerce makes it even more appealing for any company looking for an extension to their Episerver powered technical eco-system. We’ve done a great share of inRiver implementations over the years and are, as always, utilizing all cool aspects of the technical platforms

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Enabling Blocks by Default in Episerver Commerce

casper.rasmussen/ July 22, 2017/ Episerver Commerce/ 0 comments

Using Episerver Blocks, to e.g. support re-usable components, in Episerver Commerce content is a very common scenario. Out of the box, that is indeed also possible. It only requires you to register a ContentReference driven property type – e.g. ContentReference, ContentArea or List – for it to be supported in the authoring interface. After you’ve done that, you will probably

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Forecast Promotions via Order Experiments

casper.rasmussen/ May 7, 2017/ Episerver Commerce, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

With the release of Episerver’s newest marketing platform and the enhanced order system, forecasting of promotion values via order experiments are now a reality. It has always been difficult to indicate the promotional value gained of doing a given action – e.g. “You qualify for free shipping if you buy this item”. Previously, doing such this was difficult, but the combination

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Extend the Tiered Pricing model with a new price type

casper.rasmussen/ April 14, 2017/ Episerver Commerce/ 0 comments

One of Episerver’s latest releases introduced a valuable tiered pricing model, which allows marketers to differentiate Episerver Commerce pricing according to a set of built in criteria. Out of the box, Episerver now supports to target prices for: all customers an individual customer a price group Thinking of specifically business to business (B2B) e-Commerce, relying on a tiered pricing model is essential.

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Seed users to Episerver’s ASP.NET Identity implementation

casper.rasmussen/ March 2, 2017/ Episerver CMS/ 1 comments

After installing Episerver’s ASP.NET Identity implementation, via EPiServer.Cms.UI.AspNetIdentity and Cookie Authentication, you’ll have to seed at least one user to take advantage of Episerver’s administration or authoring capabilities. Seeding users, in the Alloy example site, are managed by a FilterAttribute, which ensures requests get’s routed by a registration controller for the initial user setup. Instead of relying on that entire mechanism, you can just

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How to respect the MVC routes when resolving the URL to an action

casper.rasmussen/ February 26, 2017/ Episerver CMS/ 2 comments

Routing is the way an ASP.NET MVC web application directs a web request to a given controller. ASP.NET MVC and Episerver has a dynamic content map (through routes in a route table) that ensures a given URL – e.g. http://mywebsite.com/article-1 – gets processed by a controller with respect to a specific content instance. It’s all something that’s very fundamental in both platforms. Some

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Overview of the Magic Paths for Episerver Shell Menu Items

casper.rasmussen/ January 3, 2017/ Add-on, Episerver CMS/ 0 comments

Episerver relies on magic paths (via naming conventions) to enable developers to place custom plugin extensions in the out-of-the box Episerver Shell. Over time, most Episerver developers has decompiled Episerver’s code to recollect these conventions. For that reason, the intent with this post is to outline the common paths, which are useful in most scenarios. First off, if you aren’t familiar with

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Extend Expandable Enums in Episerver Commerce

casper.rasmussen/ December 29, 2016/ Episerver Commerce, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Episerver Commerce relies on expandable enumerations to create Business Foundation definitions of important entities – such as contact groups and credit card options. You may be thinking, what does that mean? From a helicopter perspective, it’s needed because Episerver, by default, ships with a definition of entities. Let me provide an example. Contact groups, which out-of-the-box maps to Customer, Partner and Distributor, are defined via

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