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Merging Public Carts

Merging Public Carts

Cortex does not persist public carts. If a public user adds items to their cart and then authenticates, the cart's contents are lost. To merge a public user's cart with a registered user's cart, provide the public user's access token during the authentication process.

Merging a public cart with a registered user's cart

  1. Construct a POST request to the OAuth2 Resource, set the content-type to application/x-www-form-urlencoded, and add the PUBLIC access token to your request headers as shown in the example below:
    POST http://www.myapi.net/oauth2/tokens
    Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
    Authorization: Bearer a9256d79-9273-4820-b45d-587f90d1dc9b
  2. Include the following parameters in the request body:
    grant_type=password&username=oliver.harris@elasticpath.com&password=password&scope=mobee&role=REGISTERED
  3. Cortex authenticates the request, merges the carts, and returns either a success or failure HTTP response. Successful authentication returns the following HTTP response:
    {
       "access_token": "c7326d79-9273-4820-b45d-587f90d1dc9b",
       "token_type":"bearer",
       "expires_in": 359,
       "scope" : "MOBEE",
       "role": "REGISTERED"
    }
    Unsuccessful authentication returns a 401 status code and an error message.