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Transition from Target legacy APIs to Adobe I/O

Information to help you use transition from the Target legacy APIs to the new APIs on Adobe I/O.
With the decommissioning of Adobe Target Classic, the APIs that are connected to your Target Classic account have also been made unavailable. This document will help you transition your legacy API-based integrations to the Target APIs powered by Adobe I/O.
For more information about the Target API documentation, see Target APIs and NodeJS SDK .


Legacy API
APIs that are linked to your Target Classic account. These API calls are based on a username and password-based authentication and use the hostname . If your API calls contain a user name and password in the request URL, you must transition to Adobe I/O APIs.
Adobe I/O
Adobe I/O is the new gateway for Target APIs. These APIs are connected to your Target Standard/Premium account. The Target APIs on Adobe I/O use a JWT-based authentication, which is the industry standard for secure enterprise APIs.


The legacy APIs will be decommissioned when you Target Classic is decommissioned:
October 17, 2017
All API methods that perform a write operation ( saveCampaign , copyCampaign , saveHTMLOfferContent , and setCampaignState ) were decommissioned.
This is the same date when all Target Classic user accounts were set to read-only status.
November 14, 2017
The remaining APIs were decommissioned. This is the date when the Target Classic user interface was decommissioned
Recommendations Classic APIs won’t be impacted by this time line.

Equivalent Methods

The following table lists the equivalent new Target API methods for the legacy API methods. The new APIs return JSON when compared to the XML response provided by the legacy APIs.
The new API methods are linked to the corresponding section in the API documentation site. An example is provided for each API method. You can also use the Admin Postman Collection that contains sample API calls for all the new Adobe API methods on Adobe I/O.
Legacy API Method
New API Method
Campaign Create
The new APIs provide separate create methods for AB and XT
Campaign Update
Copy Campaign
Use the Activity Create APIs
Campaign List
Campaign State
Campaign View
Third-Party Campaign ID
If you are using a thirdpartyID, the relevant Activity methods can be used
Offer Create
Offer Get
Offer List
Folder List
Folders aren’t supported in Target Standard/Premium
Campaign Performance Report
Audit Report
1-1 Content Report
Account Settings
Get Host Groups


If you require an exception, please contact your Customer Success Manager.


Please contact Adobe Target Client Care ( ) if you have any questions or need help transitioning to the new Target APIs on Adobe I/O.