In this chapter, we will describe performing routine index and cache management operations, back-up the system, and use tools that help Support team troubleshoots and fix problems.
In Magento 2 default installation, the cache management system is an easy way to enhance the performance of your website. You can click the link to cache management and refresh the invalid caches instead of using the command code.
The status of each primary cache and its associated tag displayed in the Cache Management page. Refresh your browser after clearing cache to see the most recent files.
Cache Management Role Resources allows store administrators to assign access to specific cache maintenance actions to users.
- Follow these steps to refresh specific caches:
- Click the Cache Management link
- On the Admin sidebar click System > Cache Management
Mark the checkbox to select the cache you want to refresh, set the action to Refresh and click Submit.
- Follow these steps to mass action:
Set Mass Action to Select All or Select Visible, tick the checkbox of each cache to be targeted by the action, set action to refresh and click Submit.
- Follow these steps to flush the product image cache:
In the Cache Management page, click Flush Catalog Images Cache to delete pre-generated product image files. You will see the message “Image cache was cleaned”
Remember to also clear browser cache.
||Tick the checkbox of multiple caches. Options include
||Tick the checkbox of all caches.
||Clears the checkbox of all caches.
||Tick the checkbox of all visible caches.
||Clears the checkbox of all visible caches
||Decide the action to be applied to all selected caches. Options include:
||Enables all selected caches.
||Disables all selected caches.
||Refreshes all selected caches.
||Applies the action to all selected caches.
|Flush Magento Cache
||Deletes all items in the default Magento cache (var/cache), according to their associated Magento tags.
|Flush Cache Storage
||Deletes all items from the cache, regardless of Magento tag. If your system uses an alternate cache location, any cached files used by other applications are removed in the process.
|Flush Catalog Images Cache
||Deletes all automatically resized and watermarked catalog images that are stored at media/catalog/product/cache. If recently uploaded images aren’t reflected in the catalog, try flushing the catalog and refreshing your browser.
|Flush Static Files Cache
||Deletes preprocessed view files and static files.
Cache Management Role Resources
||Various XML configurations that were collected across modules and merged. Associated Tag: CONFIG
||Layout building instructions.
Associated Tag: LAYOUT_GENERAL_CACHE_TAG
|Blocks HTML output
||Page blocks HTML. Associated Tag: BLOCK_HTML
||Collection data files. Associated Tag: COLLECTION_DATA
||Clears API interface reflection data, that is typically generated during runtime.
|Database DDL operations
||Results of DDL queries, such as describing tables or indexes.
Associated Tag: DB_DDL
|EAV types and attributes
||Entity types declaration cache. Associated Tag: EAV
||Temporary notifications that display in the user interface.
||Integration configuration file. Associated Tag: INTEGRATION
|Integrations API Configuration
||Integrations API configuration file.
Associated Tag: INTEGRATION_API_CONFIG
||Full page caching. Associated Tag: FPC
||Translation files. Associated Tag: TRANSLATE
|Web Services Configuration
||REST and SOAP configurations generated WSDL file.
Associated Tag: WEBSERVICE
||Clean Cache Actions
Flush Cache Storage
Fluch Magento Cache
||Cache Type Management
Toggle Cache Type
Refresh Cache Type
||Additional Cache Management
Catalog Images Cache
Flush Static Files
In the previous article, we describe tutorial on configuring Browser Capabilities Protection. In this article, we will describe how to configure Action Log in Magento 2 admin panel.
The Action Log allows store administrators to track activities of other administrators in your stores. For most events, the action, the user who performed action, the result of the action, and the ID of the object on which the action was performed are included in the available information. Action Log is very important for your Magento 2 online store because you can track activities of administrators effectively and manage their actions. Furthermore, you can detect if hackers are hijacking right to control your website or not, and remove them out of your admin roles as fast as you can. So you have to configure action log and tracking every single action of other store administrators carefully.
To configure the Action Log, you have to follow these steps:
On the admin sidebar, click Stores. Under Settings, click Configuration.
On the left of the panel under Advanced, click Admin.
Open the Admin Actions Logging, select and mark any checkbox to enable actions logging as you want. There are 17 actions logs to choose in the global scope, so you have to choose wisely and do not miss anything.
Click Save Config after completed.
Above is a tutorial on how to configure action log in Magento 2 admin panel. We hope that you will know how to select action logs, oversee the action of other administrators carefully, manage other store administrators under your command and run your online store smoothly. If you have any question or have any edit request, feel free to leave a comment or contact us directly. In the next article, we will describe tools and cache management in Magento 2. See you in the next blog post.
- Cookies disallowed: Store administrators can configure the system to redirect customers to Enable Cookies page automatically, which describes how to make the recommended settings with most browsers.
To configure browser capabilities detection, follow these steps:
On the admin sidebar click Stores, under Settings click Configurations.
On the left of the panel under General, click Web.
Open the Browser Capabilities Detection tab and do these steps:
- Set Redirect to CMS-page if Cookies are Disabled to “Yes” to display guidelines that describe how to configure the browser to allow cookies.
- Click Save Config after completed.Above is a tutorial on configuring browser capabilities detection in Magento 2 admin panel. We hope that you can display the most recommended settings and provide the best experience for your customers. If you have any question or have any request, please leave a comment or contact us directly. On the next article, we will describe a complete guideline of action log for store administrators using Magento 2 platform. So like and share if you think this article is useful, and don’t forget to subscribe Magestandard to tracking our Magento 2 tutorial article. See you in the next blog post.
In Magento Open Source default installation, you can validate session variables to avoid session fixation attacks, or attempts to infect or sniff user sessions. The Session Validation Settings decide how to validate session variables during each store visit, and if the session ID is added to the URL of your online store.
The validation checks to see that visitors are who they say they are by comparing the value in the validation variables with the session data that is saved in $_SESSION data for the user. If the information is not transferred as expected, and the corresponding variable is null, that means validation fails. Depending on the session validation settings, if a session variable fails the validation step, the client session immediately terminates.
Enabling all of the validation variables can help prevent attacks, but might also decrease the performance of the server. In the default installation, all session variable validation is disabled. We recommend that you test with the settings to find the best combination for your Magento installation. Activating all of the validation variables might prove to be unduly restrictive, and prevent access to customers who have Internet connections that pass through a proxy server, or that originate from behind a firewall. To learn more about session variables and their use, see the system administration documentation for your Linux system.
To configure the Session Validation Settings:
On the Admin sidebar, tap Stores > Under Settings, click Configuration > On the left of the panel under General, click Web. > Open the Session Validation Settings tab. Then, follow these steps:
To protect passwords and other important data, Magento uses an encryption key. An industry-standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256) algorithm is used to encrypt all data that requires decryption. This includes credit card data and integration (payment and shipping module) passwords. Besides, this algorithm is used to hash all data that does not require decryption.
During the process of installation, you are allowed to either let Magento generate an encryption key itself, or you can create one of your own. The Encryption Key tool allows you to change the key as needed. The encryption key should be turned on to improve security, as well as at any time the original key might be compromised. Whenever the key is changed, all legacy data is re-encoded using the new key.
For technical information, see Install the Magento software in the developer documentation.
In this article, we will describe how to make a file writable and how to change the encryption key in Magento 2 admin panel.
Step 1: Make the File Writable
Make sure that the file in
[your store]/app/etc/env.php is writable to change the encryption key
Step 2: Change the Encryption Key
- On the Admin sidebar, tap System. Then under Other Settings, choose Manage Encryption Key.
- Do one of these steps: To generate a new key, set Auto-generate Key to “Yes.” To use a different key, set Auto-generate Key to “No.” Then in the New Key field, enter or paste the key that you want to use
- Tap Change Encryption Key.
- Save a record of the new key in a safe place. It will be required to decrypt the data if any problems occur with your files.Above is a tutorial on how to use the encryption key in Magento 2 admin panel. We hope that you can make your web store secure. See you in the next post.