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 Cloud Storage (hereinafter referred to as “GCS”) source connector using the Platform user interface.
This tutorial requires a working understanding of the following components of Adobe Experience Platform:
If you already have a valid GCS connection, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow.
Experience Platform supports the following file formats to be ingested from external storages:
In order to access your GCS data on Platform, you must provide the following values:
|Access key ID||A 61-character, alphanumeric string used to authenticate your Google Cloud Storage account to Platform.|
|Secret access key||A 40-character, base-64-encoded string used to authenticate your Google Cloud Storage account to Platform.|
For more information about these values, see the Google Cloud Storage HMAC keys guide. For steps on how to generate your own access key ID and secret access key, refer to the Google Cloud Storage overview.
Once you have gathered your required credentials, you can follow the steps below to link your GCS 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 Databases category, select Google Cloud Storage. If this is your first time using this connector, select Configure. Otherwise, select Add data to create a new GCS connector.
The Connect to Google Cloud Storage page appears. On this page, you can either use new credentials or existing credentials.
If you are using new credentials, select New account. On the input form that appears, provide a name, an optional description, and your GCS credentials. When finished, select Connect and then allow some time for the new connection to establish.
To connect an existing account, select the GCS account you want to connect with, then select Next to proceed.
By following this tutorial, you have established a connection to your GCS account. You can now continue on to the next tutorial and configure a dataflow to bring data from your cloud storage into Platform.