AWS Step Functions + Magnolia CMS

How to use Magnolia and AWS Step Functions together

What AWS Step Functions offers

AWS Step Functions is your solution for orchestrating and coordinating workflows seamlessly in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment. As you navigate through different processes and services, Step Functions simplifies complex workflows, making them more manageable and efficient.

Think of Step Functions as your conductor, guiding and coordinating the execution of various tasks within your applications. With a visual workflow designer, you can easily model and visualize the flow of your processes, reducing the complexity associated with managing multiple services and dependencies.

The versatility of Step Functions allows you to automate and coordinate tasks across AWS services, enabling you to build robust and scalable applications. Whether you're processing data, running parallel tasks, or managing error handling, Step Functions provides a straightforward way to design and execute these workflows.

As you leverage Step Functions, you gain the ability to monitor and visualize the execution of your workflows in real-time. This visibility into the process flow helps you identify bottlenecks, track the progress of tasks, and ensure the smooth execution of your applications.

The serverless nature of AWS Step Functions means you don't have to worry about provisioning or managing infrastructure. It scales with your workload, providing the flexibility needed to handle varying workloads efficiently.

Whether you're orchestrating microservices, managing data processing pipelines, or coordinating tasks across AWS services, AWS Step Functions is your reliable tool for simplifying workflow orchestration in the AWS cloud.

A bit development needed

About outgoing triggers

The integration process has two ways to interact with magnolia. One is the way out from magnolia. Here are some examples:

  • You want to send a newsletter subscriber to a marketing automation tool
  • You want to activate a social media post after a page was published
  • You want to add all form entries in a CRM

For that you need to develop a custom trigger. This could be in the publishing workflow module for example with a custom webhook or in the magnolia form module. If you use your system as a headless system you probably consider doing this directly within the frontend.

A bit more development needed

About incoming actions

The second way is to execute an action within magnolia based on an outside trigger. Possible scenarios are:

  • Automate page creation from an outside trigger mostly social media
  • Upload an image in the dam from a trigger in dropbox or google drive
  • Create a post based on a doc in google docs

To integrate this you need to add a custom REST Endpoint within magnolia which end up in a customized action inside magnolia cms.

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