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Magnolia is extremely flexible and built for easy integration. You can connect Magnolia to multiple third-party systems, tools and data sources.

This page summarizes integration solutions provided out of the box by Magnolia and some of its partners, and Integration points that you can use for your own customizations.

Analytics

Google Analytics Visualization 

Google Analytics Visualization module integrates Magnolia with the Google Analytics Core Reporting API and the Google Analytics Embed API. You can view Google Analytics data within Magnolia. The module can be configured to display only the data you are interested in.

Marketing Tags

Marketing Tags app is a central place to manage marketing tags such as Web analytics, third-party content and advertising network code snippets. The app allows you to create tags and place them on pages. Tags typically collect analytics information such as how many visitors view the page and how long they stay. Tags can also integrate third-party content such as social media or insert ad campaigns. You can use tags to learn more about visitors or provide content.

Tags work with Magnolia's data privacy and cookie consent systems to only include the JS tags when the website visitor has given their consent.

Asset storage

Amazon S3 

Amazon S3 Connector module provides an app that allows users to manage assets in Amazon S3 while using them in Magnolia. Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is an online file storage web service offered by Amazon Web Services that provides storage through web services interfaces. Using Amazon S3 takes the load of storing and serving large assets off your Magnolia servers. 

Canto Cumulus 

Cumulus DAM Connector module connects a Canto Cumulus DAM to Magnolia. Cumulus is popular, enterprise-grade digital asset management platform that offers digital rights management and many back-end connections, including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and more. You can use Cumulus DAM content within a Magnolia website in a manner that resembles working with native Magnolia content. In addition to exposing DAM content to Magnolia websites, the module provides access to DAM content management. The Cumulus DAM Connector installs the Cumulus Asset app that allows users to browse assets in the remote (Cumulus) DAM.


Authentication

CAS

CAS module enables Central Authentication Service (CAS) in Magnolia. CAS is a single sign-on (SSO) Web protocol that permits a user to log in once to a system and then automatically gain access to all related systems to which they have been granted permission as per their credentials. This avoids the need to log into each system individually. The Magnolia CAS module handles authentication only. When a user logs into CAS, the system authenticates their identity to participating services because the user has been authenticated to CAS. 

LDAP 

LDAP Connector module is a JAAS login module that connects to any LDAP v3 directory service. The LDAP Connector is used in intranet environments where an enterprise user management infrastructure already exists. With JAAS you can meet single sign-on requirements or connect to legacy LDAP servers.

Cache

Ehcache

Magnolia uses Ehcache for back-end cache functionality by default. This is provided by the Ehcache module. Ehcache is a robust, proven and full-featured cache product which has made it the most widely used Java cache. 

Memcached

Memcached module adds the advantages of a distributed cache. Memcached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system that allows you to share cache items between multiple Magnolia instances. Additional benefits include persistence of cached items after restart of a Magnolia instance and running memcached servers on any server in the network, conserving server memory.

SiteMesh

Advanced Dynamic Page Caching module uses the SiteMesh 3 for dynamic page caching. The module allows you to cache static content on an otherwise dynamic page. You can mark which areas and components are dynamic. Magnolia will cache all static content and only renders the dynamic components per request. You can also set a different time-to-live on the dynamic components.

E-Commerce

IBM Websphere Commerce 

IBM WebSphere Commerce Integration module connects a WebSphere Commerce store to Magnolia. WebSphere Commerce is popular, enterprise-grade e-commerce platform that offers many back-end integrations including payment gateways, warehouse management, call-center management and more. You can use store content within a Magnolia website in a manner that resembles working with native Magnolia content. The module also provides access to shopping cart management, checkout and payment processing powered by WebSphere Commerce. 

Ovata

Ovata connector is a third-party module offered by Ovata E-Commerce. They offer an enterprise-grade e-commerce solution that you can easily customize to match your requirements. Together with Magnolia, Ovata provides a powerful platform for all of your e-commerce activities. 

Magento

xai labs MMConnector™ is the third-party connector available from xailabs GmbH. It is a powerful tool that connects Magnolia to the Magento e-commerce platform. You can easily place products from your Magento store on a Magnolia page to create a content-driven shopping experience. 

Frameworks

Spring 

The popular Spring Framework application stack makes it easy to connect to business systems, so that they fetch the information that you want to present in your pages. 

Blossom module makes the Spring Framework available for Magnolia. With Blossom you can create components that display a high level of dynamic behavior. The components can be used by editors to create interactive web pages. The Spring Framework application stack makes it easier to connect to business systems that fetch the information you want to present in your pages. The Blossom module provides:

  • Programmatic registration: Dialogs, page templates and components can be registered by code or annotations rather than configuration.
  • Spring MVC or WebFlow for page templates and components: This allows you to combine Spring with the authoring facilities of Magnolia.
  • Pre-execution of components: Enables the use of redirects and forwards in the execution of a component. The execution is bound to a specific component allowing you to have multiple instances of the same component on the same page.

SiteMesh

SiteMesh module integrates the SiteMesh 3 decoration and Web application integration framework with Magnolia. 

Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry Integration module provides the adjustments necessary to easily deploy Magnolia on Cloud Foundry. Cloud Foundry is an open-source, cloud computing platform as a service (PaaS) originally developed by VMware. The platform provides a technical stack that includes the run-time and services on top of a cloud infrastructure. Users can build and deploy any kind of application without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software, and provisioning hosting capabilities. 

Bootstrap

Bootstrap framework module simplifies working with the Bootstrap HTML, CSS and JavaScript framework. The module allows you to build modern, responsive websites quickly. It includes 2 basic page templates and 5 components. The module offers a highly flexible layout of content rows and auto-generated columns. Bootstrap's column mechanism automatically manages the responsiveness of the page. There are also advanced dialog options such as images or link styles which apply relevant Bootstrap classes. You can use the module to build simple websites or as a foundation for bigger projects.

RabbitMQ

RabbitMQ module bundle provides an alternative way of publishing content and synchronizing instances in Magnolia. Magnolia RabbitMQ modules are suitable for environments consisting of more than five public instances and environments that need to synchronize with other environments.

Solr module

Solr module uses the Apache Solr search platform to index and crawl Magnolia content. Solr is a standalone enterprise search server with a REST-like API. Solr uses the Lucene library for full-text indexing and provides faceted search, distributed search and index replication. You can use Solr to index content in an event-based or action-based fashion. The bundle consists of two modules: Content Indexer and Search Provider.

Language

Content translation

Content Translation Support module allows you to export and import page content in translation-friendly XLIFF, CSV and Excel formats. You can send a file to a translator and import the translated content back. The file includes context information and a link back to the page to make translation easier. Export formats are pluggable and can be extended to support a custom format. The module comes with a Content Translation app.

Extended content translation

Content Translation Support Extend module bundle consists of five modules that extend the functionality of the Content Translation Support module. Out of the box the modules provide automatic content translation by external translation services: Google Translate and Microsoft Translator, content translation workflow and workflow integration with external provider Translations.com.