There are three ways to get access to an Adobe Campaign instance to build your integration on:
- Work with a customer to get access to their instance; this is what most partners do.
- Buy a Campaign license.
- Join our program at the Silver partner tier or higher, and you will have access to a sandbox instance of Campaign Classic (we are unable to provision Campaign Standard which has been deprecated). For more information on our partnership tier benefits please visit our partner portal.
This method requires communicating with your customers who have an instance of Adobe Campaign and requesting from them a user and the correct permissions. Please be very careful with this method and work in sync with the customer to make sure your development does not interrupt their operations.
Owning a Campaign License
Having your own instance of Campaign will allow you to use it however you wish and you will have full access to all its features. The cost of owning a license is substantial and you will need to work with the Adobe sales team to get this license and to understand what expenses exist. Get in touch with the Adobe sales team.
Join the Technology Partner Program at a paid partnership tier
As an Silver, Gold, or Platinum partner we offer the benefit of access to a Campaign Classic instance, we share these instances with other partners so each partner only has access for a specified time. To find out more about the program tiers login to the Partner Portal and then take a look at our Program Benefits page, you can submit an upgrade request there if you are interested. If you are already an paid partner please submit a ticket here and let the support team you would like to know next steps to get access to a Campaign Classic sandbox.
Deciding between integrating with Campaign Classic or Marketo Engage or Adobe Journey Optimizer
Campaign Standard has been discontinued. Adobe Campaign Classic is still maintained by Adobe along with two other pieces of software that are used to communicate with customers. Campaign Classic is an on-premise solution that follows a server-client architecture. The client console will require a machine that runs Windows OS. If a partner wants to code to integrate to ACC and only has OSX machines available, a solution that generally works is to install a Windows virtual machine on their OSX machine and then install the Campaign client on that Windows virtual machine to connect to the Campaign sandbox.
Adobe Marketo is also used to communicate with customers but is intended more for B2B customers. Check out this link for more information on Marketo Engage. Adobe Journey Optimizer is Adobe's new omni-channel communication software built on top of the Adobe Experience Platform. Check out this page for more information.
Adobe Campaign Development Resources
These additional Adobe resources may help you with Adobe Campaign