How to set up cobby in Magento 1

Updated: Oct 1, 2021
Learn how to set up cobby in Magento 1 so that your shop data can be synchronized by cobby.

Feel free to watch our how to-video or read the step by step instructions below.

Video: How to set up cobby in Magento 1

Step by step

First of all, sign in to the cobby portal on

  1. Portal: Create workspace

    If you have successfully logged in to the new cobby portal, you can create your own workspace. Click on Add workspace (1). Now another mask will open. You can give your workspace a name, which you can also change later. (2) Then click on Create to create your workspace. (3)

  2. Portal: Select your shop system

    Once you have created your workspace, you can select your shop system: Magento Version 1

  3. Portal: Download cobby Extension for Magento 1

    In the first step (1) of the setup, you can download the cobby extension for Magento 1 (2). Now you have to install it in your Magento shop. You can find a short tutorial on Github.
    After you have installed the cobby extension in your Magento 1, click on Next in the portal (3).
    You are now in the cobby portal under step 2.

  4. Magento 1: cobby Role

    In the Magento 1 backend, click on System (1) in the top menu bar and select Web Services (2) → SOAP/XML-RPC – Roles (3) from the drop-down menu.

  5. Magento 1: Add New Role

    By clicking Add New Role (1) a new mask is opened.

  6. Magento 1: Role Information

    As role name we assign the name “cobby” and an admin password. You can enter an admin password of your choice.

  7. Magento 1: Role Resources

    Once the role name and password have been assigned, click on Role Resources (1).
    Now we select the folder cobby (2), set a check mark and then save by clicking on Save Role in the upper right corner (3).

  8. Magento 1: Add New User

    Now click on System (1) in the top menu bar and select Web Services (2) → SOAP/XML-RPC – Users (3) from the drop-down menu.
    Then click Add New User on the right side. (4)

  9. Magento 1: User Info

    Now go to the menu System and click on User Information → User Info (1). Enter a user name and an api key of your choice (2). These data are needed in the cobby portal.

  10. Magento 1: User Role

    Once all mandatory fields of the new user are filled in, switch to User Role (1) and select your previously created Role Name (2) and save the user (3).

  11. Portal: Fill in the required data

    In the cobby portal, the required fields are now filled in. (1)
    To do this, enter your shop URL, the user name created in the backend and the corresponding API key (2) and confirm your entries by clicking on Next (3).

  12. Magento 1: Save Configuration

    Finally, the configuration must be saved.
    Proceed as follows: Magento 1-Backend → System (1) → Configuration (2).

    In the new mask, click on Save Config in the upper right corner. Next to the label cobby version the text should now turn green.

  13. Portal: Synchronisation

    Now your shop data will be synchronised with cobby. Depending on the amount of data, this may take a while.
    When you switch to the cobby portal, you will get a new overview.
    Under the point Downloads you can download your cobby Excel plugin.

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