AEM has simplified the procedure for integrating with Adobe Analytics and Adobe Target. When you log in as an administrator you are presented the following options for configuring the integration:
- Immediately configure the integration.
- Configure later.
- Cancel the integration. Consider this option if you prefer to manually configure the integration. See also Integrating AEM with Adobe Target and Adobe Analytics using DTM.
- Configure the set up and provisioning by using a script.
Opt into the integration with Analytics and/or Target to enable the use of their page tracking and analysis capabilities, and personalization capabilities. When you opt in you need to provide the user account information and specify the pages that are tracked.
You can optionally provide Analytics and Target account information using a properties file that is read upon server startup. See Providing Account Information Using a Properties File.
When you opt into the integration, AEM performs the following tasks:
- Creates the cloud configurations that enable the connection to Analytics and Target.
- Creates the frameworks that determine the data that is tracked.
- Configures the web pages to enable tracking.
If you have Feature Pack 11577 installed and you want to use AT.js as the client library, after using the wizard, you must go to your target cloud services configuration and change the client library from mbox.js to AT.js. Mbox.js is selected by default.
After you opt into the configuration, you need to publish the affected pages to replicate these changes to your publish instance.
Postpone the integration with Analytics and Target if you are not ready to perform the configuration. When you postpone the integration, you are prompted to perform the configuration again the next time that you log in.
If you cancel the integration without selecting Remind Me Later, you can still access the wizard directly through this link: http://localhost:4502/libs/cq/cloudservicesprovisioning/content/wizard/opt-in.html
Opt out of the integration with Analytics and Target when you do not want to be presented with the Analytics and Targeting Configuration dialog box upon logging in. Opt out when you prefer to configure the integrations manually or do not want to integrate with the products.
Install a properties file that AEM reads on server startup to configure the account properties for the integration with Analytics and Target. When you use the properties file, the opt-in wizard automatically uses the properties from the file and the cloud configuration is created accordingly.
The properties file is a text file named marketingcloud.properties that you save in the working directory that the AEM process is using (typically the same directory as the JAR file). The file includes the following properties:
- analytics.server: The URL of the Analytics data center that you use.
- analytics.company: The company that is associated with your Analytics user account.
- analytics.username: Your Analytics user name.
- analytics.password: The password that is associated with your Analytics user name.
- analytics.reportsuite: The name of the Analytics report suite to use.
- target.clientcode: The client code that is associated with your Target account.
- target.email: The email address that you use to authenticate your Target account.
- target.password: The password that is associated with your email address.
Properties and values are separated with equal signs (=). The Analytics properties are prefixed with analytics, and the Target properties are prefixed with target. To configure a service, provide values for all of the properties for that service. If you do not want to configure a service, provide no values for that service.
The following example properties file includes the property values for creating a cloud configuration for Analytics.
analytics.server=https://api5.omniture.com/admin/1.4/rest/ analytics.company=Geometrixx analytics.username=sbroders analytics.password=12345678 analytics.reportsuite=myreportsuite target.clientcode= target.email= target.password=
Use the Analytics And Targeting Configuration dialog box as described in Configuring the Integration. Instead of entering your account information, the wizard uses the values from the properties sheet. You only need to click Add for the service to continue with the wizard.
When you configure the integration with Analytics and Target, AEM automatically creates the required cloud configurations and frameworks. For example, the Analytics cloud configuration is called Provisioned Analytics Account.
You do not need to alter the cloud configurations. However, you can configure the frameworks as needed. (See Mapping Component Data with SiteCatalyst Properties and Add a Target Framework.)
By default when you opt into the Adobe Target configuration wizard, Accurate Targeting is enabled.
Accurate targeting means that the cloud service configuration waits for the context to load before loading content. As a result, in terms of performance, accurate targeting may create a few millisecond delay before loading content.
Accurate targeting is always enabled on the author instance. However, on the publish instance you can opt to turn accurate targeting off globally by clearing the check mark next to Accurate Targeting in the cloud service configuration (http://localhost:4502/etc/cloudservices.html). You can also still turn accurate targeting on and off for individual components regardless of your setting in the cloud service configuration.
If you have already created targeted components and you change this setting, your changes do not affect those components. You must make any changes to those component directly.
As an administrator, you may want to trigger setup and provisioning with a script rather than manually stepping through the wizard. You can do so by doing the following:
Send a POST request to /libs/cq/cloudservicesprovisioning/content/autoprovisioning.json with the required parameters.
Which parameters you send depends on the following:
If you want to use the marketingcloud.properties file filled in with all the required credentials, then you must send the following parameters:
- sitepath=path to an AEM page to attach the created cloud services configs
For example, a curl request that creates both Analytics and Target configurations and attaches them to the geometrix-outdoors page and the geometrixx-outdoors-mobile page would be as follows:
curl -v -u admin:admin -X POST -d"automaticProvisioning=true&servicename=target&servicename=analytics&sitepath=/content/geometrixx-outdoors-mobile&sitepath=/content/geometrixx-outdoors" http://localhost:4502/libs/cq/cloudservicesprovisioning/content/autoprovisioning.json
If you do not want to use the marketingcloud.properties file then you will have to send the credentials as well as parameters:
- sitepath=path to an AEM page to attach the created cloud services configs
- analytics.company=Name of company
In this case, the same curl request that creates both Analytics and Target configurations and attaches them to the geometrix-outdoors page and the geometrixx-outdoors-mobile page would be as follows:
curl -v -u admin:admin -X POST -d"automaticProvisioning=false&servicename=target&servicename=analytics&sitepath=/content/geometrixx-outdoors-mobile&sitepath=/content/geometrixx-outdoors&analytics.server=https://servername/&analytics.company=Name of firstname.lastname@example.org&target.password=password" http://localhost:4502/libs/cq/cloudservicesprovisioning/content/autoprovisioning.json