Create an Amazon Kinesis source connection in the UI

Source connectors in Adobe Experience Platform provide the ability to ingest externally sourced data on a scheduled basis. This tutorial provides steps for authenticating an Amazon Kinesis (hereinafter referred to as “Kinesis”) 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 Kinesis connection, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow.

Gather required credentials

In order to authenticate your Kinesis source connector, you must provide values for the following connection properties:

Credential Description
accessKeyId The access key ID for your Kinesis account.
Secret access key The secret access key for your Kinesis account.
region The region of your AWS server.

For more information about these values, refer to this Kinesis document.

Connect your Kinesis account

Once you have gathered your required credentials, you can follow the steps below to link your Kinesis 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 Cloud Storage category, select Amazon Kinesis. If this is your first time using this connector, select Configure. Otherwise, select Add data to create a new Kinesis connector.

The Connect to Amazon Kinesis dialog 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 Kinesis 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 Kinesis account you want to connect with, then select Next to proceed.

Next steps

By following this tutorial, you have connected to your Kinesis account to Platform. You can now continue on to the next tutorial and configure a dataflow to bring data from your cloud storage into Platform.

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