Create a Salesforce source connection in the UI

Source connectors in Adobe Experience Platform provide the ability to ingest externally sourced CRM data on a scheduled basis. This tutorial provides steps for creating a Salesforce 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 Salesforce account, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow.

Gather required credentials

Credential Description
environmentUrl The URL of the Salesforce source instance.
username The username for the Salesforce user account.
password The password for the Salesforce user account.
securityToken The security token for the Salesforce user account.

For more information on getting started, refer to this Salesforce document.

Connect your Salesforce account

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


The Connect to Salesforce 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 Salesforce 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 Salesforce account you want to connect with, then select Next in the top-right corner to proceed.


Next steps

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

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