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AWS Pinpoint

Using the AWS Pinpoint plugin


Integration with AWS Pinpoint for analytics

Amazon Pinpoint is a flexible and scalable outbound and inbound marketing communications service. You can connect with customers over channels like email, SMS, push, or voice.

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Installation

Install analytics and @analytics/aws-pinpoint packages

npm install analytics
npm install @analytics/aws-pinpoint

How to use

The @analytics/aws-pinpoint package works in the browser and server-side in Node.js. To use, install the package, include in your project and initialize the plugin with analytics.

Below is an example of how to use the browser plugin.

import Analytics from 'analytics'
import awsPinpointPlugin from '@analytics/aws-pinpoint'

const analytics = Analytics({
  app: 'awesome-app',
  plugins: [
    awsPinpointPlugin({
      pinpointAppId: '938bebb1ae954e123133213160f2b3be4',
      getCredentials: () => Auth.currentCredentials()
    })
  ]
})

/* Track a page view */
analytics.page()

/* Track a custom event */
analytics.track('cartCheckout', {
  item: 'pink socks',
  price: 20
})

/* Identify a visitor */
analytics.identify('user-id-xyz', {
  firstName: 'bill',
  lastName: 'murray'
})

After initializing analytics with the awsPinpointPlugin plugin, data will be sent into AWSPinpoint whenever analytics.track, or analytics.identify are called.

See additional implementation examples for more details on using in your project.

Platforms Supported

The @analytics/aws-pinpoint package works in the browser and server-side in Node.js

Browser usage

The AWSPinpoint client side browser plugin works with these analytic api methods:

Browser API

import Analytics from 'analytics'
import awsPinpointPlugin from '@analytics/aws-pinpoint'

const analytics = Analytics({
  app: 'awesome-app',
  plugins: [
    awsPinpointPlugin({
      pinpointAppId: '938bebb1ae954e123133213160f2b3be4',
      getCredentials: () => Auth.currentCredentials()
    })
  ]
})

Configuration options for browser

Optiondescription
pinpointAppId
required - string
AWS Pinpoint app Id for client side tracking
getCredentials
required - function
Async function to get AWS Cognito creds
pinpointRegion
optional - string
AWS Pinpoint region. Defaults to us-east-1
appTitle
optional - string
The title of the app that's recording the event.
appPackageName
optional - string
The name of the app package, such as com.example.my_app.
appVersionCode
optional - string
The version number of the app, such as 3.2.0
fips
optional - string
Use the AWS FIPS service endpoint for Pinpoint
disableAnonymousTraffic
optional - boolean
Disable anonymous events from firing

Server-side usage

The AWSPinpoint server-side node.js plugin works with these analytic api methods:

Server-side API

import Analytics from 'analytics'
import awsPinpointPlugin from '@analytics/aws-pinpoint'

const analytics = Analytics({
  app: 'awesome-app',
  plugins: [
    awsPinpointPlugin({
      pinpointAppId: '938bebb1ae954e123133213160f2b3be4',
      getCredentials: () => Auth.currentCredentials()
    })
  ]
})

Configuration options for server-side

Optiondescription
pinpointAppId
required - string
AWS Pinpoint app Id for client side tracking
getCredentials
required - function
Async function to get AWS Cognito creds
pinpointRegion
optional - string
AWS Pinpoint region. Defaults to us-east-1
appTitle
optional - string
The title of the app that's recording the event.
appPackageName
optional - string
The name of the app package, such as com.example.my_app.
appVersionCode
optional - string
The version number of the app, such as 3.2.0
fips
optional - string
Use the AWS FIPS service endpoint for Pinpoint
disableAnonymousTraffic
optional - boolean
Disable anonymous events from firing

Additional examples

Below are additional implementation examples.

Server-side ES6
import Analytics from 'analytics'
import awsPinpointPlugin from '@analytics/aws-pinpoint'

const analytics = Analytics({
  app: 'awesome-app',
  plugins: [
    awsPinpointPlugin({
      pinpointAppId: '938bebb1ae954e123133213160f2b3be4',
      getCredentials: () => Auth.currentCredentials()
    })
    // ...other plugins
  ]
})

/* Track a custom event */
analytics.track('cartCheckout', {
  item: 'pink socks',
  price: 20
})

/* Identify a visitor */
analytics.identify('user-id-xyz', {
  firstName: 'bill',
  lastName: 'murray'
})
Server-side Node.js with common JS

If using node, you will want to import the .default

const analyticsLib = require('analytics').default
const awsPinpointPlugin = require('@analytics/aws-pinpoint').default

const analytics = analyticsLib({
  app: 'my-app-name',
  plugins: [
    awsPinpointPlugin({
      pinpointAppId: '938bebb1ae954e123133213160f2b3be4',
      getCredentials: () => Auth.currentCredentials()
    })
  ]
})

/* Track a custom event */
analytics.track('cartCheckout', {
  item: 'pink socks',
  price: 20
})

/* Identify a visitor */
analytics.identify('user-id-xyz', {
  firstName: 'bill',
  lastName: 'murray'
})
Using in HTML

Below is an example of importing via the unpkg CDN. Please note this will pull in the latest version of the package.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Using @analytics/aws-pinpoint in HTML</title>
    <script src="https://unpkg.com/analytics/dist/analytics.min.js"></script>
    <script src="https://unpkg.com/@analytics/aws-pinpoint/dist/@analytics/aws-pinpoint.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
      /* Initialize analytics */
      var Analytics = _analytics.init({
        app: 'my-app-name',
        plugins: [
          analyticsAWSPinpoint.default({
            pinpointAppId: '938bebb1ae954e123133213160f2b3be4',
            getCredentials: () => Auth.currentCredentials()
          })
        ]
      })

      /* Track a page view */
      analytics.page()

      /* Track a custom event */
      analytics.track('cartCheckout', {
        item: 'pink socks',
        price: 20
      })

      /* Identify a visitor */
      analytics.identify('user-id-xyz', {
        firstName: 'bill',
        lastName: 'murray'
      })
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    ....
  </body>
</html>
Using in HTML via ES Modules

Using @analytics/aws-pinpoint in ESM modules.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Using @analytics/aws-pinpoint in HTML via ESModules</title>
    <script>
      // Polyfill process.
      // **Note**: Because `import`s are hoisted, we need a separate, prior <script> block.
      window.process = window.process || { env: { NODE_ENV: 'production' } }
    </script>
    <script type="module">
      import analytics from 'https://unpkg.com/analytics/lib/analytics.browser.es.js?module'
      import analyticsAWSPinpoint from 'https://unpkg.com/@analytics/aws-pinpoint/lib/analytics-plugin-aws-pinpoint.browser.es.js?module'
      /* Initialize analytics */
      const Analytics = analytics({
        app: 'analytics-html-demo',
        debug: true,
        plugins: [
          analyticsAWSPinpoint({
            pinpointAppId: '938bebb1ae954e123133213160f2b3be4',
            getCredentials: () => Auth.currentCredentials()
          })
          // ... add any other third party analytics plugins
        ]
      })

      /* Track a page view */
      analytics.page()

      /* Track a custom event */
      analytics.track('cartCheckout', {
        item: 'pink socks',
        price: 20
      })

      /* Identify a visitor */
      analytics.identify('user-id-xyz', {
        firstName: 'bill',
        lastName: 'murray'
      })
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    ....
  </body>
</html>

Authenticating

Pinpoint requires a valid identity to make calls to the service.

To do this you will need to use the AWS SDK, AWS Amplify, tiny-cognito etc to vend AWS creds for that visitors to be allowed to call pinpoint

The getCredentials must be provided and return an object that returns accessKeyId, secretAccessKey, sessionToken that have access to your AWS pinpoint instance.

{
  accessKeyId: 'xyz',
  secretAccessKey: 'xyz',
  sessionToken: 'xyz'
}

Here is an example using tiny-cognito

import Analytics from 'analytics'
import cognitoAuth from 'tiny-cognito'
import awsPinpointPlugin from '@analytics/aws-pinpoint'

// Identity pool ID that allows for unauthenticated access. 
const poolId = 'us-east-1:11111111-22222-222222-44444'
const region = 'us-east-1'

function getCredentials() {
  return cognitoAuth({
    COGNITO_REGION: region,
    IDENTITY_POOL_ID: poolId
  })
}

const analytics = Analytics({
  app: 'awesome-app',
  plugins: [
    awsPinpointPlugin({
      pinpointAppId: '123456789',
      getCredentials: getCredentials
    })
  ]
})

Here is an example using @aws-amplify/auth

import Analytics from 'analytics'
import AmplifyAuth from '@aws-amplify/auth'
import awsPinpointPlugin from '@analytics/aws-pinpoint'

const analytics = Analytics({
  app: 'awesome-app',
  plugins: [
    awsPinpointPlugin({
      pinpointAppId: '123456789',
      // Get credentials from amplify
      getCredentials: async () => {
        const creds = await AmplifyAuth.currentCredentials()
        return creds
      },
    })
  ]
})