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Adobe Connect App

This article will describe the individual pieces of the Adobe Connect App, how to install it and it will outline a sample program. This document assumes the reader knows how to use Eloqua Program Builder, Eloqua Emails and Eloqua forms.

In order to use the Adobe Connect App, you will need to have a valid Adobe Connect account with API access. You will also need to register at cloudconnectors.eloqua.com

What is the difference between cloundconnectors.eloqua.com and Appcloud.eloqua.com

Adobe Connect App Components

The Adobe Connect App is made up of the following Connectors:

· Adobe Connect Register Attendee - allows you to register a contact to attend an Adobe Connect event.

· Adobe Connect Unregister Attendee - allows you to unregister a contact for an Adobe Connect event.

· Adobe Connect Query Attendance - allows you to determine whether a contact actually attended an Adobe Connect event.

· Adobe Connect All Viewers Query - allows you to pull into an Eloqua group all the people who attended an Adobe Connect event.

 

The first 3 are Cloud Connectors, which are used in Program Builder. The last is a Cloud Feeder, which automatically pulls records into a group in Eloqua

ARTICLE – What is the difference between an App, a Connector, a Component and a Feeder

How to Install an App

To install the Adobe Connect App, visit this page:

http://appcloud.eloqua.com/apps/adobe-connect

Click on the green “Get App” button in the top right corner:

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Installing Connectors:
A new screen will open. Click on the “Add Connector”:

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If you are not logged into Eloqua, you will be prompted to login. It’s recommended that you click the “remember me” button. After logging in, you will see a screen similar to this:

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The bottom portion of the screen shows any connectors that are currently installed. The top portion is where the connector is actually installed. Click the “Add” button. If you receive an error similar to this, it means the Connector had been installed previously:

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If you receive a confirmation similar to this, the App connector has successfully been installed:

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Repeat this for any other Connector you would like to install.

Installing a Cloud Feeder

Cloud Feeders have a different installation then Cloud Connectors.

NOTE - Before the Cloud Feeder can be installed, the event needs to be configured within Adobe Connect.  You will need to input the following information into the Cloud Feeder:

· Adobe Connect User Name

· Adobe Connect Password

· Adobe Connect Session Type

· Adobe Connect Session ID

· Adobe Connect Organization Name

Create a user in your Eloqua install. This user is the one used to push data in through the feeder. It doesn’t need to be dedicated to one feeder, but it should be a user dedicated to API access. For more information about setting up a user, please search the knowledge base of the article titled "Eloqua-Setup"

Ensure the user is added to the “API Users” security group to ensure it has API access. As well, remember the username and password for the user, because you will need it for the next step.

Create a contact group in Eloqua to store the Contacts. For more information about creating a contact group, please search the knowledge base for an article named "Database Management".

If you would like to store the Start Time and the Minutes Attended, create those fields in Eloqua now. For more information about creating a contact fields, please search the knowledge base for an article named "Database Management".

To install the Adobe Connect feeder, go to the following URL: https://cloudconnectors.eloqua.com/StepTypeOverview.aspx?StepType=AdobeConnectAllViewersQuery

Click on the “New Step” button.  You will be brought to a screen like this:

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Fill it out with the user credentials you created in the previous step.

You will be brought to the following screen:

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Input the information collected from Adobe Connect earlier.

Select the contact group created earlier.

Once everything is configured, you will need to enable the feeder. In order to do that, click on the “Credentials” tab within and select “Enable Step”:

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This feeder will populate the contact group with registrants from the selected webinars. In order to feed the program you must then setup a feeder using the same contact group selected in the above steps in order to add contacts to the program.

Using the Connectors in Program Builder

 

Each connector executes as an action in a step in Program Builder. Once a contact hits that step, the Connector grabs that contact, and processes it based on the logic defined in the Connector. When it’s done, the Connector changes the status of the contact in the program, and the contact continues on its way.

To use the Connector in Program Builder, do the following:

Create a step in the program where you want the step to execute

Set the action of the step to: “Cloud Connector”

You will be provided with a list of Cloud Connectors that have been created. Select the correct one from the list:

ProgramStepConfig.jpg

Click on the “Configure Button”. This will bring up a configuration window from Cloudconnectors.eloqua.com (you may need to login to Cloudconnectors.eloqua.com):

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Once you are logged in, you will need to input the credentials of the user that was created earlier:

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On the configuration and field mapping screen, you will have slightly different options for each CloudConnector.

 

They are as follows:

Configuration

 

 

Register Attendee

Unregister Attendee

Query Attendee

Description

Description

Y

Y

Y

Description of Event

Adobe Connect Domain

Y

Y

Y

From Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect User Name

Y

Y

Y

From Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect Password

Y

Y

Y

From Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect Meeting: My Meetings

Y

Y

Y

Will pull a list of your meetings from Adobe Connect to choose from

Adobe Connect Meeting: All Meetings

Y

Y

Y

Will perform defined actions for all meetings

Generic Password for New Users

Y

Y

From Adobe Connect

Store Join Meeting URL Field

Y

 

 

If you are sending confirmation from Eloqua, you can store the URL for the webinar on a contact field

Store Meeting Advanced Data

 

 

Y

Do you want to store data on the Contact or in a custom object? If you run many events, you want to store in a Custom Object

Fields:

 

Register Attendee

Unregister Attendee

Query Attendee

Email Address

Y

Y

Y

First Name

Y

Last Name

Y

Join Meeting URL

Y

Meeting ID

Y

Minutes Attended

Y

Number of Questions Answered

Y

Once everything is configured, you will need to enable the connector. In order to do that, click on the “Credentials” tab within and select “Enable Step”:

The Program     

Defining every step of how to configure the program is outside the scope of this article. However Heather Feoh has a great article on program and setup details in Eloqua that you can check out here:

http://topliners.eloqua.com/community/do_it/blog/2011/02/11/eloqua-cloud-connector-instructions-for-adobe-connect