This documentation is for Magento 2.x. For Magento 1.x, see here.

Quick Start

This guide explains how to utilize Magento Cron Cloud Functions for Magento 2.x from within your own custom modules.


Magento Cron Cloud Functions should only be used as a dependency for your own modules. Modifying the module directly can be very problematic when, for example, you upgrade versions or migrate environments.

Getting Started

To get started, take a look at the sample module we put together. You can use this as boilerplate for your module, as it's very easy to get up and running.

Step One: Package Requirements

As shown below and in composer.json, you will need to require auroraextensions/magentocroncloudfunctions:

  "require": {
    "php": ">=7.1",
    "auroraextensions/magentocroncloudfunctions": "~1.0.0"

Step Two: Virtual Types and Dependency Injection

To maximize code reuse and minimize overhead needed to interface with HTTP endpoints, you can create <virtualType> classes that hold data specific to each Cloud Functions HTTP endpoint.

As shown below and in etc/di.xml, there are two <virtualType> classes:

<config xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:ObjectManager/etc/config.xsd">
  <virtualType name="VisitorLogCronJob" type="AuroraExtensions\MagentoCronCloudFunctions\Model\Cron\Job">
      <argument name="jobCode" xsi:type="string">visitor_log_clean</argument>

  <virtualType name="VisitorLogCloudFunctionHttpRequest" type="AuroraExtensions\MagentoCronCloudFunctions\Model\Http\Request">
      <argument name="cronJob" xsi:type="object">VisitorLogCronJob</argument>

Step Three: Job Entries in crontab.xml

Next, create a <job> entry in crontab.xml and use VisitorLogCloudFunctionHttpRequest for the instance attribute value:

<config xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Cron:etc/crontab.xsd">
  <group id="default">
    <job name="visitor_log_cloud_function_http_request" instance="VisitorLogCloudFunctionHttpRequest" method="execute">
      <schedule>* * * * *</schedule>

Step Four: Deploy Cloud Function

There are several ways to set up the Cloud Function HTTP endpoint. See HTTP Triggers for more information.

We'll use gcloud below to illustrate a quick way to create the appropriate HTTP endpoint.

gcloud functions deploy visitor_log_clean --entry-point visitor_log_clean \
                                          --runtime python37 \

If you're new to Cloud Functions, simply have the visitor_log_clean function print a string when it's invoked. Once you've become acquainted, we highly recommend implementing authentication in each cloud function you use, as cloud function endpoints are insecure, by default.

Wrap Up

That's it! With a minimal sample module, you're able to easily interact with Cloud Functions HTTP endpoints using the Magento Cron Cloud Functions extension, enabling you to execute Magento cron jobs on Google Cloud Functions.