Using the PeopleVine domain cookie to share customer information between your site hosted elsewhere and your PeopleVine hosted site.

This tutorial details on how you can identify the customer who interacted with a hosted PeopleVine experience on your web site that is hosted elsewhere.  This is best for people who want to:

  • Track how a specific customer interacts on your site and PeopleVine experiences
  • Leverage the PeopleVine API to push customer specific data/actions from your site to PeopleVine (e.g. page views)
  • Display specific links based on a customer being authenticated or not

The cookie that is setup is called PeopleVine and contains the following fields:

  • customer_no - which is the ID of the customer in the PeopleVine platform.  This can be used to store or retrieve data via our APIs
  • isAuthenticated - is a boolean stating if they are authenticated with the PeopleVine platform or not
  • lastUpdated - signifies the last time they logged into the PeopleVine generated experience
customer_no=12345&isAuthenticated=True&lastUpdated=6/22/2016 11:51:21 AM

This is a domain cookie so it is visible across all sub-domain names.  So if your web site is at and your PeopleVine experiences are at, this data is accessible between both domain names.

Note: this cookie should ONLY be used by your externally hosted domain name and should not be leveraged for internal PeopleVine experiences.

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