Important Change to Using Target Environments in Web Companion

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To improve application security, the ability to use the target environments feature of Web Companion is now controlled by a setting in the publish settings, which now defaults to off for all accounts. Learn more about what was updated, how it works, and how to use it.

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About Target Environments

If you're not familiar, "target environments" refers to the feature of Web Companion that allows you to load a different version of your iQ configuration on a page. This feature is a convenience for users that don't have access to change the underlying code of the page and want to test a different configuration. To use, you simply click the environment that you want to load and Web Companion reloads the page with that version of the Universal Tag (utag.js).


What's New

To improve application security, the ability to use this feature is now controlled in the publish settings of your account. By default, this setting is set to off for all accounts upon release of this change. When you use Web Companion with this setting turned off, it looks like this:


Enable Web Companion Target Environments

To use target environments in Web Companion, you must enable the feature in the publish settings and publish the changes. This change only impacts Web Companion and has no effect on Tealium Tools.

To enable target environments for Web Companion:

  1. Log in to iQ Tag Management.
  2. Click Save/Publish in the upper right corner.
    The Save/Publish dialog displays.
  3. Click Configure Publish Settings in the upper right corner.
    The Publish Configuration dialog displays.
  4. From the General Publishing tab, scroll down to the Implementation section.
  5. Next to Web Companion, click On.
    Enable Web Companion.jpg
  6. Click Save and continue to publish.

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