Device ID QuickStart
This guide shows the end-to-end process for enabling and using Shape Device ID for those utilising the JS Tag injection method.
Enable and Use Shape Device ID
Perform the following steps to enable and use the Shape Device ID:
Step 1: Get the JS and inject into the application.
- In the
Shape Device ID->
Overviewin the left-hand menu.
Note: Click on the
Systemicon on the namespace selector to change to system namespace.
- On the
Dashboardview, you should see a
Shape Device IDtile. Click on
Enable Device ID.
- After clicking on the
Enable Device IDbutton, a new tile should appear:
Shape Device ID is enabled. Click on
Note: In case the Device ID is already enabled, the dashboard view shows
Shape Device ID is enabledtile.
- In the
Add Applicationpane, select
JS Tagas your JS injection method.
Next. Instructions for enabling Device ID with the JS tag appear in the pane.
Copy the script tag in Step 2 (see image above) and manually add it to the
<head>section of the webpages(s) where you want to collect Device IDs.
Note: F5 recommends copying the JS tag to all web pages in your application.
Step 2: Test the JS injection.
There are two ways to test if the JS tag insertion was successful:
- Add the URL of the application in the text field (Step 4 in the image shown in previous step) and click
Test JS Injection. If the injection was successful, then a green success checkmark will appear.
- Go to the application and right-click Inspect. In the
<head>section, locate the script tag. If the injection was successful, then the script tag should be present.
Done after verifying the JS injection.
Step 3: Monitor the Device ID dashboards to view the device data.
- Go to
Shape Device ID.
Note: The dashboard requires a few hours before showing any meaningful data. (For best results, wait for a few days.)
- In the Dashboard, you can select to view data based on date ranges like 24 hours, 7 days, and 30 days. For details on Dashboard components, please see Viewing Data in the Shape Device ID Dashboard.