The Episerver Digital Experience Hub (DXH), part of the Episerver Customer-Centric Digital Experience Platform (DXP), provides a set of pre-built connectors to leading marketing automation and analytics platforms.
The following marketing automation platforms are supported:
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM
- Salesforce Marketing Cloud (ExactTarget)
- Watson Marketing (Silverpop)
Like other add-ons, you install the marketing automation connectors for your project as NuGet packages from Visual Studio. See the documentation for each marketing automation connector, for information about specific configuration and setup details.
Note: To work in the cloud environment, marketing automation connectors and other add-ons must be installed through Visual Studio (not from the user interface).
Credentials are encrypted and saved based on one of the following options:
- MAICryptoKey (AES encryption with an SHA256-computer hash based on the value of the key)
- machineKey of the server in web.config.
Note: For DXC instances, use MAICryptoKey.
If you choose to use machineKey configuration, you should specify a machineKey in the web.config of your site so that when you deploy it to a different server, the same machine key is used on the new server.
Note: If you neglect to specify a machineKey in the web.config, the credentials are removed when the site on the new server is accessed for the first time, in which case you need to save credentials again through the configuration screen.
If the credentials are already encrypted using machineKey in an existing site, and the MAICryptoKey setting is added, then the credentials are deleted and must be re-entered.
Similarly, if the encryption uses MAICryptoKey first and then you decide to use machineKey encryption (by deleting the MAICryptoKey setting), then the credentials are deleted and must be re-entered.
Before deploying to the Integration environment in Episerver DXP, ensure that projects with your marketing automation connector, and other add-ons, are included in your Visual Studio solution.
- Episerver Connect for Marketing Automation
- Episerver Customer-Centric Digital Experience Platform service description
- Add-ons platform compatibility
- Blog post: Creating multiple instances of the same connector by Jason Masterson
Last updated: Jun 07, 2019