Web Analytics (Optional)¶
Last Updated: May 2020
Tethys portals are configured to allow portal administrators to track how users interact with their portal and applications using web based analytical services. 24 services, including common services like Google Analytical and Optimizely, can be configured using the Django-Analytical package.
Web Analytics generally work by adding an asynchronous script to the head of html pages that sends information about what the user does to another website where that data is processed and made available to the website administrator. The tracked website's information is associated with an ID number or character string that needs to be included in the tracking code. Django-Analytical is a python package that automates including the asynchronous scripts for 24 services.
After installing tethys in either a development or production environment, the tracking ID numbers or character strings can be specified in the Tethys portal's
portal_config.yml file found at
$TETHYS_HOME/portal_config.yml. In the
settings section of the file you can add an
ANALYTICS_CONFIG tag and then add any of the following ID's for many of the services supported by Django-Anlytical that are applicable.
ANALYTICS_CONFIG: CLICKMAP_TRACKER_ID: False CLICKY_SITE_ID: False CRAZY_EGG_ACCOUNT_NUMBER: False GAUGES_SITE_ID: False GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_JS_PROPERTY_ID: False GOSQUARED_SITE_TOKEN: False HOTJAR_SITE_ID: False HUBSPOT_PORTAL_ID: False INTERCOM_APP_ID: False KISSINSIGHTS_ACCOUNT_NUMBER: False KISSINSIGHTS_SITE_CODE: False KISS_METRICS_API_KEY: False MIXPANEL_API_TOKEN: False OLARK_SITE_ID: False OPTIMIZELY_ACCOUNT_NUMBER: False PERFORMABLE_API_KEY: False PIWIK_DOMAIN_PATH: False PIWIK_SITE_ID: False RATING_MAILRU_COUNTER_ID: False SNAPENGAGE_WIDGET_ID: False SPRING_METRICS_TRACKING_ID: False USERVOICE_WIDGET_KEY: False WOOPRA_DOMAIN: False YANDEX_METRICA_COUNTER_ID: False
To start using one of these services to track your Tethys portal's usage, replace
False with a string containing the tracking ID for that service. Be sure to follow the exact format for the ID provided by the service provider.
For example, Google Analytics generally requires a tracking ID in the format
You must include the dashes and capitalize the UA at the beginning. If you wanted to implement a Google Analytics tracking for your portal, you would replace
GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_JS_PROPERTY_ID = False
With the correctly formatted user ID as a string such as
GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_JS_PROPERTY_ID = 'UA-123456789-1'
You can also use the
tethys settings command to set these properties:
tethys settings --set ANALYTICS_CONFIG.GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_JS_PROPERTY_ID 'UA-123456789-1'
Remember to restart the Tethys servers to effect any changes to the
sudo supervisor restart all