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Adobe Experience Manager for Pega Marketing

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is a content management solution which provides users with an interface to build, deliver, and maintain digital experiences. Use the Pega AEM Connector to connect your Pega offers and proposition to Adobe Experience Manager assets, so that Adobe Experience Manager assets can be used for marketing and decisioning. You can navigate the Adobe Experience Manager folder structure and browse Adobe Experience Manager assets from inside Pega Marketing. The Pega AEM Connector uses the Query Builder API provided by Adobe. For more information about the API, see the Adobe API documentation.

Deploying Adobe Experience Manager

For information about installing and deploying Adobe Experience Manager, see the Adobe Experience Manager documentation.

Connecting Adobe Experience Manager and Pega Marketing

  1. Download the Pega AEM Connector from Pega Exchange.
  2. In Dev Studio, click the down arrow by the name of your application, then clickDefinitionto open the Application rule form.
  3. On the Definition tab, in the Enabled components section, click Manage components.
  4. Click Install new, select the file that you downloaded from Pega Exchange, and click Open.
  5. Select the Enabled check box to enable this component for your application, and click OK.
  6. In the list of enabled components, verify that the Pega AEM Connector is selected, and save your changes to the rule form.
  7. In Dev Studio, click Records > SysAdmin > Repository.
  8. Click Create.
  9. Enter a description and a name for your repository.
  10. Click Create and open.
  11. In the Definition tab, click Select.
  12. Select Adobe Experience Manager as the repository type.
  13. In the Repository configuration section, in the Publish host name field, enter the host name of your Adobe Experience Manager repository. Pega Marketing will use this host name to access Adobe Experience Manager.
  14. In the Root path field, enter the name of the folder where Adobe Experience Manager assets are stored. The Pega AEM connector will allow you to browse the assets in this folder from inside Pega Marketing.
    The Root folder path must not start with the / character.
  15. In the Authentication section, in the Authentication profile field, enter the name of a new authentication profile and click the Open icon to configure the profile. The authentication profile stores the credentials that Pega Marketing needs to authenticate with the Adobe Experience Manager API.
  16. In the Type field, select Basic.
  17. Enter a name and description for your authentication profile.
  18. Click Create and open.
  19. Enter the user name, password, realm and host name required to authenticate with Adobe Experience Manager. For more information, refer to the Adobe API documentation.
  20. Click Save.
  21. On the Definition tab of your repository, click Test connectivity. If there are any errors, ensure that the credentials in the authentication profile are correct, and that Pega Marketing can access the URL you entered in the Publish host name field.
  22. Click Save.
  23. Click Records > SysAdmin > Dynamic System Settings.
  24. Edit the following Dynamic System Settings:
    • MarketingImageAssets/IsRepositoryStorageEnabled – Set the value to True
    • MarketingImageAssets/CustomRepositoryName – Enter the name of the repository you created
    • MarketingImageAssets/Folder – Enter a valid sub-folder of the Root folder. If you leave this field blank, the Root folder is used as the destination folder for your images.
  25. Flush the D_RepositorySettings data page to make sure the configuration changes are applied.
    1. Click Records > Data Model > Data Page.
    2. Open the D_RepositorySettings data page.
    3. On the Load Management tab, click Clear data page.
    4. Select Flush All.
    5. Click Submit.

Allowing Pega Marketing to access images from Adobe Experience Manager

Images stored in AEM are treated as images from an unknown source by Pega Marketing. To allow your application to access an image from Adobe Experience Manager, add the Adobe Experience Manager host in the Content security policy.

  1. In Dev Studio, click the down arrow by the name of your application, then click Overview.
  2. Click Integration & security.
  3. In the Content security section, open the content security policy.
  4. Expand the Image-Source section
  5. In the Allowed Websites table, click Add a row.
  6. Enter the URL of your Adobe Experience Manager host.
  7. Save the content policy.

Published September 21, 2018 — Updated October 4, 2018

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