Testing the Integration

Create a Test Campaign

  1. Log in to Pulse, add a new campaign with a goal and a standard pre-roll ad. For more information, refer to Create a Campaign.
  2. Add 2 Campaign targeting rules. For more information, refer to Add Targeting Rules.
    1. Set Tag Targeting to "all of" test.
    2. Set <DMP name> Targeting to "all of" <your selected segments>.

      Campaign Targeting

      Target audience segments using the new entity in the targeting rules box. Start typing in order to select audience segments. For example, type age to see all segments that belong to the age category.

      Select audience segments window

  3. Make sure VAST is enabled for this campaign: Vast enabled

Test Using Cookie

Attention: Make sure cookies and 3rd party cookies are enabled in your browser.
  1. Clear your browser cache.
  2. Call the following VAST tag: http://subdomain.videoplaza.tv/proxy/distributor/v2?tt=p&t=test&rt=vast_2.0. You get an empty VAST response because videoplaza cookie has not been dropped in your browser yet.
  3. Manually create a videoplaza cookie in your browser by calling the URI according to the following protocol:

    {Base URL}?{dataproviderid}={URL encoded comma separated string of parameter names and values}

    Note: {URL encoded comma separated string of parameter names and values} needs to match the segments you used in your test campaign and segment identification document. For example, if your data provider id is dmpParam and your segment is "1","2","Demographics","Demographics","Age","16-21","xyz","123", then your URI should be http://subdomain.videoplaza.tv/proxy/pixel/v2?dmpParam=xyz%3D123.

    Example:

    Create Cookie

  4. Call the VAST tag again: http://subdomain.videoplaza.tv/proxy/distributor/v2?tt=p&t=test&rt=vast_2.0. You get a pre-roll ad now (if all steps have been done correctly). If you look in the VAST request header, you see the cookie with a unique user ID pid and DMP parameters VP-DMP.

    Check Cookie

Test Using Session Store

  1. Populate Pulse backend session store for user ID by calling the URI according to the following protocol:

    {Base URL}?pid={string}&{dataproviderid}={URL encoded comma separated string of parameter names and values}

    Note: {URL encoded comma separated string of parameter names and values} needs to match the segments you used in your test campaign and segment identification document. For example, if your data provider id is dmpParam and your segment is "1","2","Demographics","Demographics","Age","16-21","xyz","123", then your URI should be http://subdomain.videoplaza.tv/proxy/pixel/v2?pid=2467a22f-9d74-406a-ab62-54fae1414af9&dmpParam=xyz%3D123.
  2. Call the following VAST tag: http://subdomain.videoplaza.tv/proxy/distributor/v2?pid=2467a22f-9d74-406a-ab62-54fae1414af9&tt=p&t=test&rt=vast_2.0. You get a pre-roll ad (if all steps have been done correctly.

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