Adobe Releases Magento Open Source and Adobe Commerce 2.4.5

10 Aug 2022
Mike Patel
Mike Patel
Adobe Releases Magento Open Source and Adobe Commerce 2.4.5

The wait is over for all the merchants with Adobe releasing the latest Magento Open Source and Adobe Commerce 2.4.5.

Adobe Commerce and Magento 2.4.5 include improvements to platform quality, payment methods, GraphQL caching performance, and accessibility. The Adobe Commerce 2.4.5 release also introduces Live Search B2B support and includes updates to integrated Google modules and the Upgrade Compatibility Tool.

While this release of Adobe Commerce includes over 400 quality fixes and enhancements, the 2.4.5 version of Magento Open Source has over 290 fixes and improvements.

2.4.5 Release Highlights

1) Security Enhancements

20 security fix and platform security improvements. Adobe reminded merchants to take all necessary steps to protect the Admin, including but not limited to:

  • IP allowlisting
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Use of a VPN
  • Use of a unique location rather than /admin
  • Good password hygiene

2) Platform Enhancements

Adobe Commerce on-premises deployments: Adobe Commerce 2.4.5 has been tested and confirmed to be compatible with Elasticsearch 7.17 (~7.17.0 with constraint). Merchants hosting Adobe Commerce on-premises can use either Elasticsearch or OpenSearch 1.2.

Adobe Commerce cloud-hosted deployments: ElasticSearch 7.11 or later is not supported on Adobe Commerce 2.4.5 cloud-hosted deployments. OpenSearch is the default search engine for Adobe Commerce 2.4.5 cloud deployments.

Adobe Commerce and Magento 2.4.5 now supports

  • Composer 2.2
  • TinyMCE (5.10.2). Earlier versions of TinyMCE (v5.9.2 or earlier) allowed arbitrary JavaScript execution when a specially crafted URL or an image with a specially crafted URL was updated.
  • jQueryUI (1.13.1)
  • PHPStan (^1.5.7 with constraint) GitHub-35315

3) Accessibility Updates

The 2.4.5 release is focused on creating a storefront experience on Venia (PWA) that is more perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. The updates include:

  • Search results summary information is now announced to screen reader users
  • Screen readers are now informed when a new page view loads
  • Contrast and keyboard accessibility have been improved

4) Google Analytics

Adobe Commerce has a set of built-in modules including Google AdWords, Analytics, Optimizer, and TagManager that leverage the former API for integration with Google services. While Google has updated the tracking and integration mechanisms of AdWords and Analytics in web applications through GTag integration, Adobe re-implemented this integration using the GTag approach in the 2.4.5 release.

5) Payments

Apple Pay is now available to all merchants running deployments with Payment Services enabled. This payment method does not require shoppers to enter their credit or debit card details. Apple Pay is available on the product details page, mini cart, shopping cart, and checkout workflow. Merchants can toggle on this feature.

6) Page Builder & PWA Studio

Page Builder v.1.7.2 is compatible with Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source 2.4.5. With this release, PWA Studio v.12.5.x is compatible with Magento Open Source and Adobe Commerce 2.4.5.

7) Adobe Sign

It helps merchants allow their customers to electronically sign customized agreements, warranty documents, purchase agreements, and terms and conditions during Adobe Commerce checkout.

8) Adobe Commerce Integration with Adobe IMS

Adobe Commerce merchants who have an Adobe ID and want a streamlined login to Adobe Commerce and Adobe Business products can integrate Commerce authentication with the Adobe IMS authentication workflow.

9) B2B

Adobe has optimized the normalized database data that is needed to implement the Shared Catalogs feature. This reduction in eSKU multiplication results in the performance boost as fewer database rows must be stored. Adobe Commerce now creates unique eSKUs for those directly assigned to a Shared Catalog.

Enabling the new Enabled Shared Catalog direct product price assigning configuration option also improves product price indexer performance.

10) Live Search

Adobe Commerce 2.4.5 release introduces support for B2B customer groups and custom pricing. Live Search now respects product assignments to customer groups and the pricing that is set for a specific customer group/shared catalog.

With all these performance improvements and bug fixes, Magento Open Source and Adobe Commerce 2.4.5 should be your go-to platform for B2B and B2C ecommerce. Upgrade to Magento 2.4.5 for better customer experience and increased sales.

Also, Adobe is ending support for 2.3.x after September 8, 2022. Connect with Adobe certified developers at ioVista to learn more.

Mike Patel
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Mike Patel is the Founder and CEO of ioVista, a leading digital commerce agency specializing in eCommerce solutions. With a strong background in business and technology, Mike Patel has been at the forefront of driving digital transformations for businesses. He has successfully navigated the ever-changing landscape of eCommerce, helping companies leverage the power of online platforms to grow their brand, increase revenues, and optimize their digital presence. Under his leadership, ioVista has become a trusted partner with major technology companies: Adobe/Magento, Google, BigCommerce, Shopify, and Yahoo. He is dedicated to staying ahead of industry trends, adopting cutting-edge technologies, and continuously improving strategies to provide clients with a competitive edge. Mike’s commitment to excellence and client satisfaction is evident in every project ioVista undertakes.

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