Security and privacy checklist get-started-security-privacy

This section will introduce you to the key elements to check regarding security and privacy. Some configurations can only be performed by on-premise customers.


Privacy configuration and hardening is a key element of security optimization. Here are some best practices to follow regarding privacy:

  • Protect your customer PII by using HTTPS instead of HTTP
  • Use PII view restriction to protect privacy and prevent data from being misused.
  • Make sure that encrypted passwords are restricted.
  • Protect the pages that might contain personal information such as mirror pages, web applications, etc.

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Access management

Access management is an important part of security hardening. Here are some of the main best practices:

  • Create enough security groups
  • Check that each operator has the appropriate access rights
  • Avoid using the admin operator and avoid having too many operators in the admin group

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Scripting and coding guidelines

When developing in Adobe Campaign (workflows, Javascript, JSSP, etc.), always follow these guidelines:

  • Scripting: try to avoid SQL statements, use parameterized functions instead of string concatenation, avoid SQL injection by adding the SQL functions to use to the allowlist.

  • Secure the data model: use named rights to limit operator actions, add system filters (sysFilter)

  • Add captchas in web applications: learn how to add captchas in your public landing pages and subscription pages.

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Network, database and SSL/TLS

A very important thing to check when deploying an on-premise type of architecture is the networking configuration.

It is also imperative that you follow your database engine security.

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Server configuration

Configuration has to be performed on all servers. The configuration files are of the type serverConf.xml and config-<instance>.xml. Here are the key elements that need to be verified:

  • Security zones: Configure security zones so that they directly take into account the IP addresses of clients of a proxy.

  • File upload protection: limit the types of files that can be uploaded to the Adobe Campaign server using a new uploadAllowList attribute. This can be used in the server configuration file.

  • Relay: fine tune the relay configuration by deactivating the relay rules for unused modules/applications.

  • Outgoing connection protection and Command restriction (server-side)

  • You can also add extra HTTP headers, activate checkIPConsistent, enableTLS, sessionTimeOutSec, etc. Refer to the Campaign server configuration documentation and the Server configuration file description for more information.

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Web-server configuration

Several best practices should be followed when configuring your web-server (Apache/IIS):

  • Disable old SSL version and ciphers
  • Remove the TRACE method
  • Remove the banner
  • Limit query size to prevent important files from being uploaded

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