AWS Integration: Introduction

Groundhogg is an extraordinary sales and marking automation tool for the WordPress platform. Here at Groundhogg, we believe marketing and automation tools shouldn’t be expansive and for that, we have developed various extensions that add lots of power to Groundhogg.

Groundhogg provides various solutions for sending emails and SMS like Twilio and Groundhogg Sending service. We are adding new integration in our stack to help you with Email and SMS sendings.

Groundhogg Amazon Integration uses Amazon Web services (AWS) to send emails and SMS. AWS is packed with lots of features but this integration uses two of them.

SES(Simple Email Service): SES is responsible for sending emails from Groundhogg to the end-users. SES is also responsible for managing identities using which users are allowed to send emails. Users can register their domain identity or email identity using SES.

SNS(Simple Notification Service): SNS is another important service used by the Amazon integration. SNS is responsible for sending the SMS to end-users. Apart from that, SNS also handles bounce and Complaints generated by the SES.

To get started, you need to get your Groundhogg-AWS plugin if you did not download it and you need your AWS account to process further. 

If you don’t have an AWS account you can create a new account for free.

Once you successfully logged in, create users with the access of SES and SNS. You can refer to AWS documentation for creating user roles and user credentials.

Once you have users credentials you are ready to connect AWS integration with your AWS account. For that, install the plugin on your website. 

Once completed, you will be able to see a new tab as well as new settings tab inside the Groundhogg settings.

Now open Groundhog >Settings > Amazon SES tab. Add all the require settings and click on “save changes”.

To register a new identity you can go to Groundhogg >AWS (SES&SNS) and verify new domains by clicking on the Verify new domain section.

Using this plugin you can block identity as well which will prevent users from registering fake email addresses and provide more security.

You can also test your configuration using the Testing tab of this plugin to make sure everything is working as expected.

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