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AEP Tag Tool

Build & Publish to NPM and GHP

Import, Export, and Delete web properties from Adobe Expience Platform Tags, previously known as Launch.


This is a project to automates postman collections using the Reactor API. This project makes it easier to quickly import a Tag property into an Adobe Organization for demo purposes or if you are using the same Tag property across organizations. The collections are generic enough to run with without modifications.


To install the command line tool globally, run:

npm install -g @knennigtri/aep-tag-tool

Command Line Tool

Export a tag property:

 aep-tag-tool -c auth-config.json --export PR12345678901234567890

Import a tag property:

 aep-tag-tool -c auth-config.json --import tagPropertyData.json

Import a tag property into a different organization with unique organization values

 aep-tag-tool -c auth-config.json --import tagPropertyData.json --settings newSettings.yml

Delete a tag properties that contain 2022 in the title

 aep-tag-tool -c auth-config.json --delete "2023"

Create config file for Authentication

  1. Create and Adobe IO project
    1. Add the Experiance Platform Launch API
      1. Generate a public/private key pair
      2. (JWT only) Download the public/private key
    2. Go to the Credentials screen and download the JSON. Adobe has deprecated JWT and OAuth is preferred.

For OAuth credentials, make sure the JSON contains at least:

  "ORG_ID": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@AdobeOrg",
  "CLIENT_SECRETS": [ "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" ],
  "CLIENT_ID": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx",
  "SCOPES": [

For JWT credentials, download the private key add PRIVATE_KEY:

  "CLIENT_SECRET": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx",
  "ORG_ID": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@AdobeOrg",
  "API_KEY": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx",
  "TECHNICAL_ACCOUNT_ID": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@techacct.adobe.com",
  "TECHNICAL_ACCOUNT_EMAIL": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@techacct.adobe.com",
  "PRIVATE_Key": "path/to/private.key"

Alternatively, you can use yaml as well:

CLIENT_ID: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
CLIENT_SECRET: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ORG_ID: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@AdobeOrg
SCOPES: [xxxxx, xxxxxx, xxxxx]


aep-tag-tool -h
Usage: aep-tag-tool [ARGS]
    -c, --config <myconfig.yml>         Specify a config file
    -e, --export <PID>                  Mode to export a given property ID.
    -i, --import <propertyFile.json>    Mode to import a property given a config file.
    -d, --delete <searchStr>            Mode to delete properties containing a specific string
    -C,-E,-D,-R,-L,-P                   [import] Options to partially import. See -h import
    -t, --title  <title>                [import] optional new title of tag property
    -p, --pid    <pid>                  [import] import into an existing property ID
    -s, --settings  <settings.yml>      [import] unique property settings for a new org
    -o, --output <folder>               [export] folder path to save export property. Default ./
    -v, --version                       Displays version of this package
    --jwt                               Use if using JWT Auth. Deprecated by Adobe. Default is OAuth.
    -h, --help

Export a Tag

Export mode allows for a web property from AEP Tags to be exported as JSON. Exporting a tag will create a new file with the same name as the web property. The JSON file contents will have:

  • exported property id
  • property title
  • extensions
  • edata elements
  • rules and their rule components


 -c, --config <myconfig.yml>         Specify a config file
 -e, --export <PID>                  Mode to export a given property ID.

Optionally include the PID with a parameter

 -p, --pid    <pid>                  [export, import] property ID

Optionally specify the output folder

 -o, --output <folder>               [export] folder path to save export property. Default ./ 

Import a Tag

Import mode allows for an exported web property from AEP Tags to be imported into an Adobe organization. Import mode will:

  • Create a new web property (obj.propertyName) with a host and dev/stage/prod environments
  • Add imported extensions (obj.extensions)
  • Create imported data elements (obj.dataElements)
  • Create imported rules (obj.rules.*)
  • Build the library into dev
  • Publish the library into prod

You can optionally specify what to create/import/publish with the CEDRLP parameters.

Importing into a different Adobe organization should be used with caution since many extension settings are specific to the Adobe organization they are exported from. See Import into other Organizations.


 -c, --config <myconfig.yml>         Specify a config file
 -i, --import <propertyFile.json>    Mode to import a property given a config file.

Optionally include the property file with a parameter

 -f, --file   <file>                 [import] file containing import json
 -t, --title  <title>                [import] optional new title of tag property;
 -p, --pid    <pid>                  [export, import] property ID

Note: PID is ignored unless importing to an existing property (-C is omited)

propertyFile.json file requires:

  1. propertyFile.propertyName
  2. propertyFile.extensions
  3. propertyFile.dataElements
  4. propertyFile.rules.[rules]

CEDRLP params

You can specify exactly what you want to create/import with these params. No matter the parameter order, they will always execute in the order below. -C Creates a new property.

If -C is not used with the remaining parameters, a PID is required in parameters

-E Imports extensions. propertyFile.extensions is required.

-D Imports data elements. propertyFile.dataElement is required.

-R Imports rule components. propertyFile.rules.[rules] is required.

-L Builds a library of all items into the Dev environment

-P Publishes the library into Prod

Import into other Adobe Organizations

When importing into new organizations, some values may need to be changed in the import file. You can create a settings.yml file to find/replace extension/dataElement settings key/value pairs in your tag property.

To better understand how to build this yaml file, export a tag property first and investivate the structure of a extension or data element. An example export json might looks like:

  "propID": "PR79571639d7bd48cba6f936ab611ced96",
  "propertyName": "CS - Target, Analytics",
  "extensions": [
      "id": "EX068a1f9c2d124c8fb44abb5e519f7293",
      "type": "extensions",
      "attributes": {
        "created_at": "2020-04-24T18:59:50.894Z",
        "enabled": true,
        "name": "adobe-analytics",
        "published": true,
        "delegate_descriptor_id": "adobe-analytics::extensionConfiguration::config",
        "display_name": "Adobe Analytics",
        "review_status": "unsubmitted",
        "version": "1.8.5",
        "settings": "{\"orgId\":\"123456@AdobeOrg\",\"libraryCode\":{\"type\":\"managed\",\"company\":\"XXXXX\",\"accounts\":{\"staging\":[\"XXXXXX\"],\"production\":[\"XXXXXXX\"],\"development\":[\"XXXXXXX\"]},\"scopeTrackerGlobally\":false},\"trackerProperties\":{\"currencyCode\":\"USD\",\"trackInlineStats\":true,\"trackDownloadLinks\":true,\"trackExternalLinks\":true,\"linkDownloadFileTypes\":}}"


When building the newSettings.yml file, it should be structured: level 1 - extensions | dataElements level 2 - attibutes.name based on the export json of the desired element level 3 - the key/value pair in the attributes.settings that you would like to replace

Example newsettings.yml

  orgId: "123345@AdobeOrg"
  imsOrgId: "123345@AdobeOrg"
  clientCode: "XXXXXXX"
  serverDomain: "XXXX.tt.omtrdc.net"
  orgId: "123345@AdobeOrg"
  company: "XXXXXXX"
  staging: "reportSuiteXXXX"
  production: "reportSuiteXXXX"
  development: "reportSuiteXXXX"
  name: "valueXXXXXX"

Optionally you can manually change the values in a new organization by:

  1. Export the desired property as specified above
  2. In the new Organization, create an Adobe IO project with the Launch API
    1. download the OAuth JSON
  3. The command below will only import (E)xtensions, (D)ata Elements and (R)ules from the origPropertyExport.json and build a (L)ibrary into the Dev Environment:
 aep-tag-tool -c newOrg-oauth-config.json --import origPropertyExport.json -EDR
  1. Manually update any values unique to the Adobe org. Typically in the Extension values.
  2. Verify the import and build and deploy a new Library

Delete tag properties that contain a specific string

Quickly delete web properties that might have been created with this tool. Delete mode allows you to search for web properties in an Adobe organization based on a search string. If any web properties contain the search string, they are deleted. This is particularly useful if you are developing your own property to import/export since all properties end with a timestamp. Searching (-s) for 2022-10-25 would delete MyProperty 2022-10-25T20:57:42.049Z, MyProperty 2022-10-25T21:57:42.049Z, and MyProperty 2022-10-25T20:58:42.049Z.


 -c, --config <myconfig.yml>         Specify a config file
 -d, --delete <searchStr>            Mode to delete properties containing a specific string

Optionally include the search string with a parameter

 -s, --search <str>                  [delete] search string for properties deletion

Using this tool without NPM

The Postman collections apart of this tool can also be used with Postman or npm newman. See the extra docs to learn more.

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