The beta environment is for testing Audience Manager implementations. Changes made in beta do not affect production data. The Audience Manager beta environment is a smaller-scale, standalone version of the production environment. All the data that you want to test must be entered and collected in this environment.
|Service||URL/Hostname||Steps to Provision|
|S3||See Provision Amazon S3 Buckets.|
|DCS||https://dcs-beta.demdex.net/…||No extra steps needed from our side. See Access the DCS in the Beta Environment.|
|UI||https://bank-beta.demdex.com||Data is copied from the production to the beta environment on a monthly basis. Production credentials are valid for beta.|
|API||https://api-beta.demdex.com/…||Data is copied from the production to the beta environment on a monthly basis. Production credentials are valid for beta.|
We are moving away from using FTP/SFTP. Also, please note that outbound data transfers do not work for the beta environment.
To provision S3 buckets for inbound data:
We discourage the use of FTP/SFTP and encourage the use of Amazon S3. The reasons why we encourage the use of Amazon S3 are listed in Amazon S3:About.
To access the DCS in the beta environment:
Make a DCS call, using the curl command. Curl is a tool to transfer data from or to a server, using one of many supported protocols.
curl -v https://dcs-beta.demdex.net/event
Verify that your request was served by the beta DCS by looking for “sandbox” in the DCS response header.
curl -v http://dcs-beta.demdex.net/?event [...] < DCS: va6-sandbox-dcs-3.sandbox.demdex.com <release_number> [...]