Shopify Hydrogen | Shopify Headless Ecommerce – Case Studies
Shopify Hydrogen is a React-based framework for creating headless storefronts. Shopify headless (Hydrogen) ecommerce
allows you to create stores that are powerful, scalable, and secure. miniOrange provides wholesome security
solutions within Shopify using our Apps like Single Sign-on, Two Factor Authentication, Social Login, Firewall, etc.
If you want users to login into your Headless Shopify Store using other application credentials, you can simply do
it using our Single Sign-On(SSO) app on Shopify. For Authenticating users on our Headless Shopify Store you can use
our two-factor authentication (2FA) application. Some of the 2FA methods we provide are OTP over SMS,
mail, telegram, Whatsapp, etc. This document contains solutions to various use cases that arise on a daily basis for
a headless Shopify store.
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USE CASE 1: Integrate a headless Shopify setup with a custom checkout flow so users don't
need to log in again at checkout
You have a headless Shopify setup in which Shopify acts as a backend and you want to integrate your headless
Shopify Store with Shopify Checkout flow so that users do not have to log in again at the time of checkout
in Shopify. This is possible with the miniOrange Store as IDP
application. Using miniOrange Store as IDP Application, users can get auto-logged in at the
time of checkout and their Hydrogen store session can be persisted on the shopify’s checkout flow and they
will not be required to login again. Moreover, their profile information can be prefilled on checkout and
users can choose any saved addresses easily.
USE CASE 2: Switch storefront to Hydrogen on Shopify and looking to perform SSO in the Hydrogen
Consider you have a Shopify storefront and want to switch to Hydrogen for better page speed insights and
load times, and you want to allow all of your Shopify users to login to the Hydrogen-powered website using
their existing credentials, i.e. you want to connect to the Shopify Store. With miniOrange Single Sign-On
Solution, You can
connect Hydrogen-powered websites to Shopify and allow users to log in with just a single set of
credentials. With a single click on Hydrogen, you can access the entire Shopify store.
USE CASE 3: Connecting multiple Headless Shopify Stores and allowing two-way sync for orders,
products, and User information.
You have various Headless Shopify stores for various e-commerce solutions and services. You have different
headless stores for dealers/wholesalers and different stores for retail users. Some of the customers work as
dealers and retailers at the same time. These customers need to remember different sets of credentials to
access each store.
You want to allow these customers to log in to both stores using just one set of credentials. Additionally,
you want to sync user data, orders or product data, metafield values, etc. between these headless stores so
that any time you add or modify a product in one store, the change is immediately sent to all of your other
You can link as many stores as you like using the miniOrange Single Sign-On Solution,
enabling users to sign in using just one set of credentials and syncing user information, order or product
data, or meta field values between these stores.
USE CASE 4: SSO into Shopify Hydrogen website using Social login as Identity Providers and
retrieve Customer access token after SSO in Hydrogen website
There’s a Shopify Hydrogen website and you have clients who want to log in using social networking apps like
Discord, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, and many others to connect to the shopify store. miniOrange
provides a highly secure Single
Solution solution which allows users to perform SSO into the Shopify Hydrogen website using
Social login as Identity Providers. Users can Social login at both checkout & Non-Checkout flow. Once users
checkout using social login credentials in Hydrogen then users will not be required to login again at the
time of checkout in shopify.
USE CASE 5: Limit customers from certain countries purchasing certain items and Require login
access for a specific page from your Headless Shopify Store
Wondering you have a headless Shopify store and you want to limit customers from certain countries to
purchase certain items and you also want to prevent unauthorized users from accessing certain pages in your
Using the miniOrange Content
restriction applciation you can hide products from your headless Shopify Store which you
don’t ship to your customers' countries and customers only see those products which can be shipped in their
region. You can force users to login first to allow access to specific pages like members will be required
to login first to view protected content and keep some pages of store to be accessible for everyone.
USE CASE 6: Restrict access to products, Pages, collection or complete headless store based on
user groups in Identity Provider, tags assigned to users in Shopify
I have a Headless Shopify Store and want to restrict access to products, Pages, collections, or complete
headless stores to protect the integrity of the content and to ensure that only intended users have access
to the information. Also, I want to prevent unauthorized users from viewing sensitive information or
limiting access to certain products or collections to specific user groups.
Before accessing my Shopify store, I want to redirect the users to a user-friendly custom login or
registration page. Users which have logged in to the store or are approved by staff members will be allowed
to access or view Shopify-restricted products.
Using the miniOrange Content
restriction applciation access to products, pages, collections, or headless
stores can be restricted. This application can be used to control what products, pages, and collections
customers can view and purchase, or to limit access to an entire headless store. Restrictions can be applied
by assigning customers to specific groups, or by tagging products, pages, and collections. For example,
certain products, pages, and collections can be tagged as “member-only” and only customers with a “member”
tag would have access to them.
USE CASE 7: Connecting headless with existing non-headless stores and with other platforms
I have an existing shopify store where I sell my products. I am facing some issues with my store. The
front-end rendering and back-end processing happen inside the same application that leads to heavy pages
(checkout, payment processing, third-party integrations) which are significantly slowing down my store.
As a business owner, I want more flexibility for my Shopify stores. Everything comes down to modern-day
trends. If I fall behind, my business may not last the competition of others. So I want to move to a
Headless Shopify store. I want to import and sync all products, orders, customer information, and meta field
values from the existing store to the headless store.
The flexibility of headless commerce gives businesses the opportunity to showcase their full personality on
their eCommerce sites. Using the miniOrange Inventory Sync
application you can sync user information,
order or product data, or meta field values between these stores or can import them from existing Shopify
USE CASE 8: OTP verification at guest checkout and 2FA authentication
When the merchants allow guests to checkout on their storefront they face the problem of fake orders. To
tackle this problem Store owners can use one of the two methods mentioned below to prevent fake orders.
OTP verification at guest checkout - When the user lands on the checkout page of the Headless Shopify Store,
the checkout button can be disabled by default. To enable the checkout button the user will need to do OTP
verification. When a guest user lands on the checkout page he is prompted to enter his mobile number by
clicking the OTP verification button. After only successful OTP verification, the checkout button will be
- Store owners can enable 2FA authentication in their stores. When the user logs in using
his email and password then they are prompted for OTP verification on their mobile number. Until the OTP
verification is done they cannot access the store. 2FA can also be implemented for OTP over email for an
extra layer of security. In this way, fake orders can be avoided by allowing only verified users to access
USE CASE 9: Single Sign On into Headless Shopify Store via multiple Identity Providers and access
to specific pages, products or collection based on logged in user’s Identity Provider
There’s a Headless Shopify Store and you have clients whose end-users are stored in multiple identity
Providers. Client A users are stored in OKTA and Client B users are stored in AWS Cognito. All end-users
from Multiple Identity Provider can perform SSO into Headless Shopify Store and access the store with their
existing Identity Provider credentials. Pages and products can be restricted based on which organization's
customers are logging in. Only specific pages can be made available for organization A or Client A users and
another set of pages or products or collections can be made available for organization B or Client B users
after Single Sign-On into Headless Shopify Store.
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