Create a Google AdWords source connection in the UI


The Google AdWords connector is in beta. See the Sources overview for more information on using beta-labelled connectors.

Source connectors in Adobe Experience Platform provide the ability to ingest externally sourced data on a scheduled basis. This tutorial provides steps for creating a Google AdWords source connector using the Platform user interface.

Getting started

This tutorial requires a working understanding of the following components of Adobe Experience Platform:

If you already have a valid Google AdWords connection, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow

Gather required credentials

In order to access your Google AdWords account Platform, you must provide the following values:

Credential Description
clientCustomerId The Client customer ID of the AdWords account.
developerToken The developer token associated with the manager account.
refreshToken The refresh token obtained from Google for authorizing access to AdWords.
clientId The client ID of the Google application used to acquire the refresh token.
clientSecret The client secret of the Google application used to acquire the refresh token.

For more information about getting started, refer to this Google AdWords document.

Connect your Google AdWords account

Once you have gathered your required credentials, you can follow the steps below to link your Google AdWords account to Platform.

Log in to Adobe Experience Platform and then select Sources from the left navigation bar to access the Sources workspace. The Catalog screen displays a variety of sources for which you can create an account with.

You can select the appropriate category from the catalog on the left-hand side of your screen. Alternatively, you can find the specific source you wish to work with using the search option.

Under the Advertising category, select Google AdWords. If this is your first time using this connector, select Configure. Otherwise, select Add data to create a new Google AdWords connector.


The Connect to Google AdWords page appears. On this page, you can either use new credentials or existing credentials.

New account

If you are using new credentials, select New account. On the input form that appears, provide a name, an optional description, and your Google AdWords credentials. When finished, select Connect and then allow some time for the new connection to establish.


Existing account

To connect an existing account, select the Google AdWords account you want to connect with, then select Next to proceed.


Next steps

By following this tutorial, you have established a connection to your Google AdWords account. You can now continue on to the next tutorial and configure a dataflow to bring advertising data into Platform.

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