Platform Administration and Architecture

xConnect Collection service

Abstract

Introduction to Sitecore xConnect Collection supported infrastructure, references, scaling and privacy and security.

The xConnect Collection service role performs the following functions:

  • Receives contacts and interactions, either individually or in a batch.

  • Allows reading of contact and interaction data by ID or identifier.

  • Supports data extraction.

The xConnect Collection service can be accessed using the xConnect Client API or another API that consumes the oData service.

Supported infrastructure

The xConnect Collection service role can be hosted on:

Refer to the Sitecore compatibility table for compatible versions.

References

The xConnect Collection service role references the following application roles, storage roles, and indexes.

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Storage roles

Role name

Connection string name

Port

Type

Notes

xDB Collection database

collection

443

SQL

Marketing Automation database

xdb.marketingautomation

443

SQL

xDB Processing Pools database

xdb.processing.pools

443

SQL

Message Bus

messaging

443

SQL

If you install Sitecore using SIF, SQL is the default provider.

Referenced by

The role is referenced by:

Scaling

Supported combinations

The xConnect Collection role can be combined with any other Experience Platform Service role. Common combinations xConnect Collection service, xConnect Collection Search service, and xConnect Search Indexer.

Note

In a developer environment, all XP service roles can be combined into a single instance. This setup is not recommended in production.

Privacy and security

The xConnect Collection Service role handles personal data in the following ways:

Note

Any client application with access to xConnect has access to personal data, even if the application does not access or use personal data.

Assumptions

  • All personal data written to and returned from the xConnect Collection Service role has valid and active data subject consent.

  • If required, client applications reading or writing data have explicit consent to do so.