Understanding extension points

March 16, 2022

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Client side

Javascript

jCustomer context.js/context.json
The endpoint can retrieve the visitor’s profile, directly inject events and evaluate conditions to check if the current visitor matches certain personalization conditions. For example, you can use the endpoint to only display text if the visitor belongs to a specified segment.

jExperience wem.js
The function can be used to send data to jCustomer, catch events generated when a variant displays and to send events to your analytics platform. Note that this event is used by Jahia's AT-Internet and Google Analytics modules.

Cookies

context-profile-id
The identifier of the cookie that keeps track of the jCustomer profile. The ID value rarely changes. For example, when profile merges the cookie is assigned a new value from the resolved master profile.

wem-session-id
The identifier used by jExperience to keep track of visitor sessions. The cookie is short-lived and represents an actual group of interactions that is grouped together for session-based analysis in the various management UIs.

Server side

jCustomer plugins

Developers can implement custom plugins to provide new conditions or actions, and deploy predefined rules, property types, or any other functionality that can be implemented using OSGi bundles. jCustomer is also an OSGi application. Custom plugins can send data to other third-party systems such as big data technologies, CRMs, DMPs, marketing automation systems, or any system that can process customer-generated events and profile information.

Conditions

Custom plugins can define new conditions, for example, conditions that integrate with external systems to provide more ways to filter visitors. Conditions can either be implemented in Java or as JSON definition files that extend existing conditions. You can use conditions in segment definitions or rules.

Rule actions

Actions are implemented in Java and new actions (that can push or pull data from external systems) can be implemented as part of a custom jCustomer plugin. 

Other plugin contents

Plugins may contain additional property type definitions, predefined rules, custom REST endpoints or anything that is acceptable in an OSGi bundle, such as activators, listeners, and services.