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Create an Azure Event Hubs source connection in the UI

IMPORTANT
The Azure Event Hubs source is available in the sources catalog to users who have purchased Real-Time Customer Data Platform Ultimate.

Read this tutorial to learn how to create an Azure Event Hubs account using the Adobe Experience 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 Event Hubs 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 Event Hubs source connector, you must provide values for the following connection properties:

Standard authentication
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Credential Description
SAS key name The name of the authorization rule, which is also known as the SAS key name.
SAS key The primary key of the Event Hubs namespace. The sasPolicy that the sasKey corresponds to must have manage rights configured in order for the Event Hubs list to be populated.
Namespace The namespace of the Event Hubs you are accessing. An Event Hubs namespace provides a unique scoping container, in which you can create one or more Event Hubs.
SAS authentication
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Credential Description
SAS key name The name of the authorization rule, which is also known as the SAS key name.
SAS key The primary key of the Event Hubs namespace. The sasPolicy that the sasKey corresponds to must have manage rights configured in order for the Event Hubs list to be populated.
Namespace The namespace of the Event Hubs you are accessing. An Event Hubs namespace provides a unique scoping container, in which you can create one or more Event Hubs.
Event Hub name The name for your Event Hubs source.

For more information on shared access signatures (SAS) authentication for Event Hubs, read the Azure guide on using SAS.

Event Hub Azure Active Directory Auth
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Credential Description
Tenant ID The tenant ID that you want to request permission from. Your tenant ID can be formatted as a GUID or as a friendly name. Note: The tenant ID is referred to as the “Directory ID” in the Microsoft Azure interface.
Client ID The application ID assigned to your app. You can retrieve this ID from the Microsoft Entra ID portal where you registered your Azure Active Directory.
Client Secret Value The client secret that is used alongside the client ID to authenticate your app. You can retrieve your client secret from the Microsoft Entra ID portal where you registered your Azure Active Directory.
Namespace The namespace of the Event Hubs you are accessing. An Event Hubs namespace provides a unique scoping container, in which you can create one or more Event Hubs.

For more information on Azure Active Directory, read the Azure guide on using Microsoft Entra ID.

Event Hub Scoped Azure Active Directory Auth
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Credential Description
Tenant ID The tenant ID that you want to request permission from. Your tenant ID can be formatted as a GUID or as a friendly name. Note: The tenant ID is referred to as the “Directory ID” in the Microsoft Azure interface.
Client ID The application ID assigned to your app. You can retrieve this ID from the Microsoft Entra ID portal where you registered your Azure Active Directory.
Client Secret Value The client secret that is used alongside the client ID to authenticate your app. You can retrieve your client secret from the Microsoft Entra ID portal where you registered your Azure Active Directory.
Namespace The namespace of the Event Hubs you are accessing. An Event Hubs namespace provides a unique scoping container, in which you can create one or more Event Hubs.
Event Hub name The name for your Event Hubs source.

For more information on Azure Active Directory, read the Azure guide on using Microsoft Entra ID.

Once you have gathered your required credentials, you can follow the steps below to link your Event Hubs account to Experience Platform.

Connect your Event Hubs account

In the Platform UI, select Sources from the left navigation to access the Sources workspace. The Catalog screen displays a variety of sources 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 Azure Event Hubs, and then select Add data.

The sources catalog with Azure Event Hubs selected.

The Connect to Azure Event Hubs dialog appears. On this page, you can either use new credentials or existing credentials.

Existing account

To use an existing account, select the Event Hubs account you want to use, then select Next to proceed.

A list of existing Azure Event Hubs source accounts.

New account

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Once created, you cannot change the authentication type of an Event Hubs base connection. To change the authentication type, you must create a new base connection.

To create a new account, select New account, and then provide a name and an optional description for your new Event Hubs account.

The new account creation interface for Azure Event Hubs.

Standard authentication

To create an Event Hubs account with standard authentication, use the Account authentication dropdown menu and then select Standard authentication. Next, provide values for your SAS key name, SAS key, and Namespace.

Once you have inputted your authentication credentials, select Connect to source.

The standard authentication interface for Azure Event Hubs.

SAS authentication

To create an Event Hubs account with SAS authentication, use the Account authentication dropdown menu and then select SAS authentication. Next, provide values for your SAS key name, SAS key, Namespace, and Event Hubs name.

Once you have inputted your authentication credentials, select Connect to source.

The SAS authentication interface for Azure Event Hubs.

Event Hub Azure Active Directory Auth

To create an Event Hubs account with Event Hub Azure Active Directory authentication, use the Account authentication dropdown menu and then select Event Hub Azure Active Directory. Next, provide values for your Tenant ID, Client ID, Client Secret Value, and Namespace.

Azure Event Hub Azure Active Directory Authentication

Event Hub Scoped Azure Active Directory Auth

To create an Event Hubs account with Event Hub Scoped Azure Active Directory authentication, use the Account authentication dropdown menu and then select Event Hub Scoped Azure Active Directory. Next, provide values for your Tenant ID, Client ID, Client Secret Value, Namespace, and Event Hub Name.

Azure Event Hub Scoped Azure Activity Directory Authentication

Next steps

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

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