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OAuth Wizards

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posted this on July 16, 2012 19:48

 

Running Choreos with OAuth 

Many APIs use OAuth to manage protected data. The OAuth protocol allows users to share specific data while keeping other information (e.g., usernames, passwords) private. 

Choreos supporting APIs that use OAuth authentication require OAuth-specific authorization (e.g., tokens, secret) to run.  

How OAuth wizards help

  • Obtaining OAuth credentials can be technically difficult and time-consuming. 
  • A part of the Credential tool, OAuth wizards help you connect and rapidly access APIs via OAuth without writing a line of code.
  • They offer step-by-step guidance to obtain OAuth values and access, then input those OAuth values into the Credential. These account credentials can be stored as commonly used inputs, and utilized whenever a Choreo is run.  

Using OAuth wizards

  1. Log in to Temboo. 
  2. Select the Choreo you'd like to run. If that particular Choreo requires authentication inputs to run, you'll see a link to add or manage Credentials in the right column. Visit the Credentials support page for more detailed instructions on creating credentials. 
  3. Choreos that require OAuth authentication to run and have OAuth wizard functionality will have the OAuth wizard icon oauth-icon-grey.png in the Choreo setup instructions.
  4. Follow the setup and step-by-step wizard instructions provided for that particular Choreo. 

Choreos with OAuth wizards

There are currently OAuth wizards available for Dropbox, FacebookFitbit, and Google Calendar, Contacts, Latitude, Picasa, and Plus with more on the way.

Troubleshooting

If the OAuth Wizard you're using doesn't return tokens as expected, clear your cache and try again. If you still need help, please don't hesitate to contact us - support@temboo.com