Configuring a Datastream

The configuration for Adobe Experience Platform Web SDK is split between two places. The configure command in the SDK controls things that must be handled on the client, like the edgeDomain. Datastreams handle all other configurations for the SDK. When a request is sent to the Adobe Experience Platform Edge Network, the edgeConfigId is used to reference the server side configuration. This allows you to update the configuration without having to make code changes on your website.

Your organization must be provisioned for this feature. Please contact your Customer Success Manager (CSM) to get put on the allowlist.

Creating a Datastream Configuration

Datastreams can be created in the Data Collection UI using the Datastream configuration tool.

datastreams tool navigation


The datastreams configuration tool is available to customers on the allow list regardless whether they use Platform as a tag manager. Additionally, users require Develop permissions. See the user permissions article in the tags documentation for more details.

Create a datastream by clicking on New Datastream in the top-right area of the screen. After you provide a name and a description, you are asked for the default settings for each environment. Available settings are detailed below.

When creating a datastream, three environments are automatically created with identical settings. These three environments are dev, stage, and prod. They match the three default environments for tags. When you build a tag library to a dev environment, the library automatically uses the dev environment from your configuration. You can edit settings in individual environments as much as you’d like.

The ID used in the SDK as the edgeConfigId is a composite ID that specifies the configuration and the environment (for example, 1c86778b-cdba-4684-9903-750e52912ad1:stage). If no environment is present in the composite ID (for example, stage in the previous example), then the production environment is used.

Below are the available settings for each configuration environment. Most sections can be enabled or disabled. When disabled, your settings are saved but are not active.

Third Party ID Settings

The third party ID section is the only section that is always on. It has two available settings: “Third Party ID Sync Enabled” and “Third Party ID Sync Container ID”.

Identity section of the configuration UI

Third Party ID Sync Enabled

Controls whether or not the SDK performs identity syncs with 3rd-party partners.

Third Party ID Sync Container ID

ID syncs can be grouped into containers to allow different ID syncs to be run at different times. This controls which container of ID syncs is run for a given configuration ID.

Adobe Experience Platform Settings

The settings listed here enable you to send data to Adobe Experience Platform. You should only enable this section if you have purchased the Adobe Experience Platform.

Adobe Experience Platform settings block


Sandboxes are locations in Adobe Experience Platform that allow customers to isolate their data and implementations from each other. For more details about how they work, see the Sandboxes documentation.

Streaming Inlet

A streaming inlet is an HTTP source in Adobe Experience Platform. These are created under the “Sources” tab in the Adobe Experience Platform as an HTTP API.

Event Dataset

Datastreams support sending data to datasets that have a schema of class Experience Event.

Adobe Target Settings

To configure Adobe Target, you must provide a client code. The other fields are optional.

Adobe Target settings block


The Organization associated with the client code must match the organization where the configuration ID is created.

Client Code

The unique ID for a target account. To find this, you can navigate to Adobe Target > Setup> Implementation > edit settings next to the download button for either at.js or mbox.js

Property Token

Target allows customers to control permissions through the use of properties. Details can be found in the Enterprise Permissions section of the Target documentation.

The property token can be found in Adobe Target > setup > Properties

Target Environment ID

Environments in Adobe Target help you manage your implementation through all stages of development. This setting specifies which environment you are going to use with each environment.

Adobe recommends setting this differently for each of your dev, stage, and prod datastream environments to keep things simple. However, if you already have Adobe Target environments defined, you can use those.

Adobe Audience Manager Settings

All that is needed to send data to Adobe Audience Manager is to enable this section. The other settings are optional but encouraged.

Adobe Audience Manage settings block

Allows the SDK to share segment information via Cookie Destinations from Audience Manager.

URL Destinations Enabled

Allows the SDK to share segment information via URL Destinations. These are configured in Audience Manager.

Adobe Analytics Settings

Controls whether data is sent to Adobe Analytics. Additional details are in the Analytics Overview.

Adobe Analytics Settings Block

Report Suite ID

The report suite can be found in the Adobe Analytics Admin section under Admin > ReportSuites. If multiple report suites are specified, then data is copied to each report suite.

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