A Custom Publish Environment is an environment you define in addition to the default environments: Dev, QA, and Prod. Tealium's publish environments should match up to your environments, with Prod matching your customer-facing Production environment, QA matching up to your QA or Staging environment, and Dev matching up to your Development environment. Perhaps you have additional development environments, or a Pre-Production environment as a part of your process. Tealium provides Custom Publish Environments to allow flexibility when matching up these environments.
Publish environments are only needed to the extent that you have separate and distinct configurations in your iQ profiles that require testing in specific environments. Most accounts only use QA and Prod.
Before you can publish to a custom environment, you must enable the feature first. To do this:
The next step is to add a Custom Publish Environment. To do this:
Note: You can delete a custom environment by clicking the button in the upper right corner of the Code Center dialog window. You will receive a prompt confirming deletion.
You've enabled the feature and created your own custom publish environment in Tealium. Now, how do you publish to it? To publish to your new environment:
To view your new custom environment click on the Tools tab in Web Companion then Custom Target Environments. You can then enter the name of the custom environment and preview it on the page.
Alternatively, you can use the Environment Switcher Tealium Tool to test custom publish environments.