6.4.1. Creating Products Overview#
The edX platform offers several types of products. You create these products in E-Commerce web pages.
Course seats represent an enrollment track. Each course seat has an associated set of attributes, such as price and certificate availability. The edX code uses course seats to determine how a given enrollment should be handled. For more information, see Create Course Seats.
Coupons allow you to offer learners a discount, either percentage or fixed amount, on a course enrollment. For more information, see Create and Manage Coupons.
Enrollment codes allow users to purchase bulk enrollments for a course. For more information, see Enable and Create Enrollment Codes.
Programs are collections of related courses. Learners can enroll in and purchase courses separately, or you can configure programs to allow one- click purchasing of all courses in a program. For more information, see About Programs.
126.96.36.199. Start the E-Commerce Service#
Before you can create a product, you must start the E-Commerce service on your site. Follow these steps to start the E-Commerce service.
In the ecommerce and LMS configuration files (
/edx/app/edxapp/lms.yml, respectively), verify the following settings.
If you are using devstack, these values are set correctly for you. However, edX recommends that you verify these values.
EDX_API_KEYvalue in the LMS file must be the same as the
EDX_API_KEYvalue in the ecommerce file. If the values differ, change the value in the LMS file to match the ecommerce file.
ECOMMERCE_API_SIGNING_KEYvalue in the LMS file must be the same as the
JWT_SECRET_KEYvalue in the ecommerce file. If the values differ, change the value in the LMS file to match the ecommerce file.
On devstack, start the E-Commerce server on port 8002, and start the LMS on port 8000.