Sunday, July 29, 2018

What is Tenant in Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA)

What is Tenant in Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA)

In simple words “a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.”  
In software industries tenants means Architecture which allows to share single software instance with multiple users/tenants and every tenant designed to provide dedicated share of the instance – including its data, configuration, user management, tenant individual functionality. Multitenancy contrasts with multi-instance architectures, where separate software instances operate on behalf of different tenants.
What is Tenant

The Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA), also provides the functionality of Tenant Folder and Tenant. With the help of Tenant functionality we can create multiple sites on single instance and for this we do not need to do any configuration which we used to do in the normal Sitecore instance to implement multi-tenancy.  SXA create Sitecore item for each site. With the help of Tenant Folder we can clubbed multiple tenants/sites. 

Create Tenant Wizard

Create Tenant Wizard Running

For more complex solutions, you can use groups of tenants and sites. For governance reasons, you can create different sites for different countries. For example, a multinational selling consumer goods could have the following Tenant folders, Tenants and Site folder:
Company (Tenant Folder)
  • Cosmetics (Tenant Folder)
o    Brand A (Tenant)
      • India (Site)
      • USA (Site)
o    Brand B (Tenant)
      • India (Site)
      • USA (Site)
  •  Laundry detergents (Tenant Folder)
o    Brand A (Tenant)
>Europe (site folder)
      • Poland (site)
      • Denmark (site)
      • The Netherlands (site)
      • Ukraine (site)
o    Brand B (Tenant)
o    Brand C (Tenant)
  •  Hair care (Tenant Folder)
o    Brand A (Tenant)
o    Brand B (Tenant)
o    Brand C (Tenant)
o    Brand D (Tenant)

Sample Tenant, Tenant Folder and Site structure in Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA)

Reference from:
Wikipedia – Multitenancy:


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