Beta Environment

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.

Overview

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.

Provision Amazon S3 Buckets

NOTE

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:

  1. Use the SKMS Request TechOps Help feature.
  2. Go to Request TechOps Help in the left navigation rail.
  3. In Request Search, type in Audience Manager in the search field.
  4. Scroll down in the search results and click into Audience Manager - S3 Inbound / Outbound Account Provisioning.
  5. Fill in the fields in the provisioning window and specify Sandbox environment in the Environment field.
NOTE

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.

Access the DCS in the Beta Environment

To access the DCS in the beta environment:

  1. 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.

    For example: curl -v https://dcs-beta.demdex.net/event

  2. Verify that your request was served by the beta DCS by looking for “sandbox” in the DCS response header.

    For example:

    curl -v http://dcs-beta.demdex.net/?event
    [...]
    < DCS: va6-sandbox-dcs-3.sandbox.demdex.com <release_number>
    [...]
    

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