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You can deploy Dynamic Tag Management using one or more of the available hosting options.
Dynamic Tag Management provides a number of options to host the required JavaScript files.
For detailed information about hosting, see Embed Code and Hosting Options in the Dynamic Tag Management Product Documentation.
On the Embed tab, select a hosting option.
Hosting Option Description Implementation
Akamai
The simplest hosting option to implement.
Globally distributed delivery network.
Adds additional third-party infrastructure dependencies (DNS lookup, Akamai availability).
For more detailed information, see Akamai in the Dynamic Tag Management Product Documentation.
  1. Dynamic Tag Management generates custom JavaScript libraries.
  2. Dynamic Tag Management exports the custom JavaScript libraries to Akamai.
  3. The target website references the Akamai-hosted Dynamic Tag Management libraries directly at the page level.
Self-hosting: FTP Delivery
A push approach, whereby Dynamic Tag Management exports custom JavaScript libraries directly to the web content server host via the FTP protocol.
This solution requires an FTP server and credentials to be available on the web content server to publish changes to the custom Dynamic Tag Management libraries.
For more detailed information, see FTP in the Dynamic Tag Management Product Documentation.
  1. Dynamic Tag Management generates custom JavaScript libraries.
  2. Dynamic Tag Management exports the custom JavaScript libraries to host server via FTP.
  3. The target website locally references the custom Dynamic Tag Management libraries.
Self-hosting: Library Download
A pull approach, whereby the application exports custom JavaScript libraries . There, the libraries can be accessed by a hosted server-side process.
Additionally, the libraries are available via web download directly from the Dynamic Tag Management interface.
This solution requires either a manual retrieval and publication of the Dynamic Tag Management libraries or the creation of an automated process that pulls the libraries from Akamai onto the web content server.
This approach takes the most time to set up, but is also the most secure and flexible option.
To check if the latest version of your library file is being referenced, use the command
For more detailed information, see Library Download in the Dynamic Tag Management Product Documentation.
  1. Dynamic Tag Management generates custom JavaScript libraries.
  2. Dynamic Tag Management exports the custom JavaScript libraries to Akamai.
  3. Custom Dynamic Tag Management libraries are manually or programmatically moved to the web content server.
  4. The target website locally references the custom Dynamic Tag Management libraries.
You can use more than one hosting option. For example, you might host your staged files using Akamai, but self-host your production site. Note that each hosting type has its own embed code, and only one embed code can be added to a page.