Transition from Target legacy APIs to Adobe I/O

Information to help you use transition from the Target legacy APIs to the new APIs on Adobe I/O.

With the decommissioning of Adobe Target Classic, the APIs that are connected to your Target Classic account have also been made unavailable. This document will help you transition your legacy API-based integrations to the Target APIs powered by Adobe I/O.

For more information about the Target API documentation, see Target APIs and NodeJS SDK.


Term Description
Legacy API APIs that are linked to your Target Classic account. These API calls are based on a username and password-based authentication and use the hostname If your API calls contain a user name and password in the request URL, you must transition to Adobe I/O APIs.
Adobe I/O Adobe I/O is the new gateway for Target APIs. These APIs are connected to your Target Standard/Premium account. The Target APIs on Adobe I/O use a JWT-based authentication, which is the industry standard for secure enterprise APIs.


The legacy APIs will be decommissioned when you Target Classic is decommissioned:

Date Details
October 17, 2017 All API methods that perform a write operation (saveCampaign, copyCampaign, saveHTMLOfferContent, and setCampaignState) were decommissioned.
This is the same date when all Target Classic user accounts were set to read-only status.
November 14, 2017 The remaining APIs were decommissioned. This is the date when the Target Classic user interface was decommissioned

Recommendations Classic APIs won’t be impacted by this time line.

Equivalent Methods

The following table lists the equivalent new Target API methods for the legacy API methods. The new APIs return JSON when compared to the XML response provided by the legacy APIs.

The new API methods are linked to the corresponding section in the API documentation site. An example is provided for each API method. You can also use the Admin Postman Collection that contains sample API calls for all the new Adobe API methods on Adobe I/O.

Grouping Legacy API Method New API Method Notes
Campaign/Activity Campaign Create Create AB Activity
Create XT Activity
The new APIs provide separate create methods for AB and XT
Campaign Update Update AB Activity
Update XT Activity
Copy Campaign N/A Use the Activity Create APIs
Campaign List List Activities
Campaign State Update Activity State
Campaign View Get AB Activity by ID
Get XT Activity by ID
Third-Party Campaign ID N/A If you are using a thirdpartyID, the relevant Activity methods can be used
Offers Offer Create Create Offer
Offer Get Get Offer by ID
Offer List List Offers
Folder List N/A Folders aren’t supported in Target Standard/Premium
Reporting Campaign Performance Report Get AB Performance Report
Get XT Performance Report
Audit Report Get Audit Report
1-1 Content Report Get AP Performance Report
Account Settings Get Host Groups List Environments


If you require an exception, please contact your Customer Success Manager.


Please contact Adobe Target Client Care ( if you have any questions or need help transitioning to the new Target APIs on Adobe I/O.

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