Destinations overview

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Destinations are pre-built integrations with destination platforms that allow for the seamless activation of data from Adobe Experience Platform. You can use destinations to activate your known and unknown data for cross-channel marketing campaigns, email campaigns, targeted advertising, and many other use cases.

Destinations and sources

One of the core functionalities of Platform is ingesting your first-party data and activating it for your business needs. Use sources to ingest data into Platform and destinations to export data from Platform.

Destinations steps

  • Choose from a self-service catalog of all the destinations available in Platform.
  • Use destinations to send profiles or segments to marketing automation platforms, digital advertising platforms, and more.
  • Schedule data exports to your preferred destinations at regular times.

Controls

The controls in the Destinations workspace allow you to:

  • Browse the catalog of destination platforms where you can activate your data;
  • Create, edit, activate, and disable data flows to the destinations in the catalog;
  • Create an account in a storage location or link Platform to the account in the destination platform;
  • Select which segments should be activated to destinations;
  • Select which Experience Data Model (XDM) fields to export when activating segments to email marketing destinations.

Destination types and categories

For detailed information, see the destination types and categories overview.

Destinations and access controls

The destinations functionality in Platform works with Adobe Experience Platform access control permissions. Depending on your user’s permission level, you can view, manage, and activate destinations. For information about the individual permissions, see Access control in Adobe Experience Platform and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

The following table outlines the permissions and permission combinations required to perform certain actions on destinations:

Permission level Description
Manage Destinations To connect to destinations, you need the Manage Destinations access control permission.
Manage Destinations, Activate Destinations, View Profiles, and View Segments To activate segments to destinations, you need the Manage Destinations, Activate Destinations, View Profiles, and View Segments access control permissions.

For more information about access controls, see the Access control user guide.

Attribute-based access control for destinations

Attribute-based access control in Adobe Experience Platform allows administrators to control access to specific objects and/or capabilities based on attributes.

With attribute-based access control, you can apply mapping configurations to fields that you have permissions to. Furthermore, you cannot export data to a destination if you do not have access to all fields in the dataset.

For more information on how destinations work with attribute-based access controls, read the attribute-based access control overview.

Data Governance restrictions on activating data to destinations

Data governance is enforced for Platform destinations through:

  • Marketing actions that you can select in the create destinations workflow;
  • Data usage policies that restrict data containing certain usage labels from being activated to destinations with certain marketing actions.

See the Data Governance in Platform documentation for more information about marketing actions and resolving data policy violations.

For more information about selecting marketing actions in the create destination workflow, see the following pages for the different destination types in Platform:

For more information about data policy violations in the segment activation workflow, see the Review step in the following guides:

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