Self-hosted custom event website

Before you start hosting the self-hosted custom event website, complete the actions mentioned in Prerequisites topic.

The frontend can be fully customized and hosted by yourself. Additionally, you can choose to use our backend service, or you can develop your backend. To interact with the backend service, see Public API documentation.

If you choose to develop your backend service, you need to take care of the Dynamics 365 Marketing authentication and the web services by yourself. If you want the event registration linked to the appropriate user who created it, make sure that you create the Dynamics 365 Marketing contact record for every new website user.

Self-hosted instance (same domain) diagram

To give users full control of the event website, you can host the frontend by yourself.

Register your web application

To use event management public API, you need a web application token. The web application token is used to control API requests that are associated with your organization. More information: Register your web application.

Web application environment configuration

  1. Duplicate the environment.selfhosted.ts configuration file located in the \src\environments folder and name it as environment.ts.
  2. Open the environment.ts configuration file in the developer environment of your choice.
  3. Change the value of the apiEndpoint variable to {web-application-endpoint}/EvtMgmt/api/v2.0/ where {web-application-endpoint} needs to be replaced with the value from the Endpoint field in the newly created web application record in your instance.
  4. Make sure that the useRestStack variable is set to true.
  5. Update the URL for imagesEndpoint. If you want to serve the images from the same server, the URL should look like this: https://HOST/assets/images/ (HOST needs to be replaced with your domain name).
  6. Change the emApplicationtoken variable to point to the URL from the Token field in the newly created in the web application record.
  7. If you want to use the Azure Active Directory, you need to set the useAadB2C variable to true and modify the aadB2CConfig. More information Configure Azure Active Directory.

Configuration for Azure Active Directory

To learn how to set up AAD B2C tenant and configure the event management to work with AAD B2C, see Setting up event management to work with AAD B2C

Development

Open Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell and run the command from the root directory to build and locally serve the website. Additionally, this command prints the URL and port where you can reach the application (The default location is localhost:4200).

ng serve

Specifying environment directly

Starting with June Release 2019, it is possible to specify the environment directly in the ng serve command.

With the following command, you can automatically use the configuration from the environment.selfhosted.ts file.

ng serve --configuration=self-hosted

Building

Open Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell and run the command from the root directory to build the website for production.

ng build --prod

You can find the built website in the dist folder of the root directory.

See also

Dynamics 365 Portal hosted
Custom event website localization