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Set up an account and project

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Prepare for local environment setup

To begin working with a project and develop your store, you should have received an e-mail invitation to create a Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition account. The account provides access to your project for Magento development and deployment across all supported environments.

You should receive an e-mail invitation to verify and access the account. If you don’t see the invitation, check your junk e-mail folder. Click the Verify my account option in the email to verify and access your account.

When logged in, you should see a project named and ready to access.

If the project name is [UntitledProject], a Super User admin or the account owner needs to create the project. Only one of these users can create the project.

Use this procedure whether you are starting a new project from scratch or you are importing an existing Magento installation to Enterprise Cloud Edition. When you initially set up a project from a template, we retrieve the code from a specific branch in the ‘magento-cloud-configuration’ repository.

We recommend always starting with the blank site from a template as your initial project option. Completely deploy this code across your entire environment from Integration to Staging to Production for a clear experience with deployment in Magento Commerce Cloud. If you have an existing Magento deployment, import code, extensions, themes, and data after fully deploying this base Magento code.

  1. Access your account. You can open the email you received from Magento Cloud ( and click the Access your project now link. Or you can log in to your Magento Commerce account.
  2. Click the This project has no code yet link next to the Project name.

    Project without code

  3. Enter a name for the project.

    Project name

  4. Click Create a blank site from a template and click Continue. We recommend starting with the Magento template as your initial project option. If you have an existing Magento deployment, you can later import code, extensions, themes, and data after fully deploying this base Magento code.

    Create a site using the sample Magento project

  5. When prompted, enter your Magento Commerce Magento authentication keys in the provided fields. You created these keys earlier in the Magento Marketplace. Enter the private and public keys and click Finish.

    Enter your authentication keys

    The keys are added to the auth.json file in the repository master branch, required for all created branches and deployments.

  6. Wait a few minutes while the project deploys. A status of Pending displays until completed, similar to the following:

    Your sample Magento project

  7. After the project deploys, Success displays next to the name of your project.

Next step

Install Magento prerequisites