The easiest way to get started with RudderStack is to set up a source-destination connection in the RudderStack dashboard.

Follow these steps to set up a connection in RudderStack:

  1. Sign up for RudderStack Cloud.
  2. You will be presented with the Get Started page in the RudderStack dashboard, as shown:
Connections Dashboard
  1. Click Add Source to set up a data source.
For more information on sources in RudderStack, refer to the Sources guide.
  1. Choose a data source from the list of available sources. RudderStack supports the following types of sources:

    • SDKs: Collect your event data from web, mobile, and server-side apps, then route it to a wide array of customer tools and data warehouses.
    • Cloud Apps: Ingest event data from your cloud apps and route it to the desired destinations.
    • Cloud Extract: Build ELT pipelines from cloud apps to your data warehouse.
    • Reverse ETL: Leverage your warehouse as a data source for your entire customer data stack.
  2. Once you have configured the data source, you will see the following source details page.

Source details

Note the source Write key. This is required for integrating the RudderStack SDK with your source app.

  1. Then, add a destination by clicking on the Add Destination button and selecting Create new destination.
Adding a new destination
  1. From the list of destinations, select the destination you want to configure for the source. RudderStack currently supports over 150 destinations, including Cloud destinations and Warehouse destinations.
  2. Configure the destination by entering the relevant connection settings. For detailed information on these settings, refer to the destination-specific documentation.
You can also transform your events in RudderStack before sending them to the destinations. Read the Transformations guide for more information on this feature.

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