Parameterized Authorization

Pass authorizations as parameters to securely share a single workflow with multiple users. Know how parameterized authorizations work, and how to configure parameterized authorizations for one or more actions, with the help of an example.

Parameterized authorization allows you to change which accounts you access on the fly based on the encrypted authorization you send in your webhook. This additional flexibility allows you to centrally manage company workflows for multiple users without creating multiple workflows.

Let’s see the steps to create a parameterized authorization for service actions with the help of an example.

Example

Let’s say you have an existing workflow that, when triggered through webhook, creates a card in Trello, and sends the card details through email.

Let’s create a dynamic, or parameterized account for Trello and Gmail.

  1. Retrieve service access token and create object.

    Using your account’s OAuth server, create an access token for the service (in this case, Trello) and insert it in the access_token field of the following object. This is the standard object to be used for all service actions:

    [ 
    { 
     "auth" : { "access_token" : "9276fb05d973105df631d29894a8b49af8564b85951d121d0ca584a29761d89c" },     
     "actions" : [ "a0" ] 
    } 
    ]

    Here, a0 refers to the Id of the action you want to create a parameterized account for. You can find this Id at the lower-left corner of the action configuration window as shown below:

    Next, retrieve an access token for the Gmail service and add it to the object for Gmail service. Add this object below the Trello object. So, it becomes:

    [ 
    { 
       "auth" : { "access_token" : "9276fb05d973105df631d29894a8b49af8564b85951d121d0ca584a29761d89c" },     
       "actions" : [ "a0" ] 
    },
    
    { 
        "auth" : { "access_token" : "ya94.GltcBIa387LWmFugL3Zi9m23yslgx4xkaIzeUR6ZeHkYD0ZfcBQdLHi2A" }, 
        "actions" : [ "a1" ] 
    } 
    ]
  2. Encode object. Once you have created the object, encode it with base64 encoding. You can use this online service to encode the object.

  3. Append encoded object to webhook URL.

    Once you have encoded the object, you can append it to the webhook URL of the workflow you wish to execute. Add ?authorizations= to your webhook URL, followed by your encoded object.

    For example, if https://runflow.built.io/run/8… is the webhook URL of the workflow, add ?authorizations= followed by the encoded data. Your webhook URL will look something like this: https://runflow.built.io/run/8…?authorizations=IFsgDQogICAgICAgeyANCiAgICAgICAgICJ0b2tlbiIgO…

  4. Execute the webhook URL. Now, when you execute the above webhook URL, it will call the workflow and replace the existing accounts with the parameterized accounts.

Creating a parameterized authorization for multiple actions of the same connector

If you are using multiple actions from the same service, you do not need to create different objects for each of them. You simply need to add their corresponding Ids in the Actions array of the existing object for that service.

For example, in the workflow below, the object for Trello service will be:

[ 
       { 
          "auth" : { "access_token" : "9276fb05d973105df631d29894a8b49af8564b85951d121d0ca584a29761d89c"}, 
          "actions" : [ "a0","a2" ] 
       },
]

where a2 is the Id of the Trello - Update Card action.

List of connectors supported in parameterized authorization

Here is the list of services along with their auth structure to be used to create the parameterized authorization.

  1. Box

  2. Github

  3. Gmail

  4. Google_drive

  5. Google_sheet

  6. Spark

  7. Spark_admin

  8. Facebook

  9. Onedrive

  10. Onenote

  11. Asana

  12. Basecamp

  13. Bitly

  14. Youtube

  15. Moxtra

  16. Smartsheet

  17. Formstack

  18. Wordpress

  19. Todoist

  20. Campaignmonitor

  21. Google_calendar

  22. Google_contact

  23. Google_tasks

  24. Google_urlshortener

  25. Pinterest

  26. Pushbullet

  27. Quip

  28. Runscope

  29. Toodledo

  30. Wrike

  31. Hubspot

  32. Redbooth

  33. Fitbit

  34. Shopify

  35. Trello

  36. Slack

  37. Evernote

  38. Microsoft_365

  39. dropbox_business

  40. Hubb

  41. Showgizmo

  42. Dropbox

  43. Dropboxv2

  44. Citrix_go_to_meeting

  45. Philips_hue

  46. Buffer

  47. Eventbrite

  48. Salesforce

  49. Salesforcev2

  50. Salesforcev3

  51. Wunderlist

  52. Mention

  53. Excel_online

  54. Uber

  55. Egnyte

  56. Heroku

  57. Linkedin

  58. Nimble

  59. Zendesk

  60. Jive

  61. Twitter

  62. Intuit (Quickbooks)

  63. Citrix_go_to_webinar

Auth Structure

  1. Box

    [ 
    { 
      "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
      "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    }           
    ]
  2. Github

    [ 
    { 
     "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
     "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    }
    ]
  3. Gmail

    [ 
    { 
      "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
      "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    }
    ]
  4. Google Drive

    [ 
    { 
    "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    } 
    ]
  5. Google Sheets

    [ 
    
    { 
    
    "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    } 
    
    ]
  6. Spark

    [ 
    
    { 
    
     "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
     "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    } 
    
    ]
  7. Spark Admin

    [ 
    
    { 
    
    "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    }
    
    ]
  8. Facebook

    [ 
    
    { 
    
     "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
     "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  9. OneDrive

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  10. OneNote

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  11. Asana

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
      "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
       "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  12. Basecamp

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
     "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
     "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  13. Bitly

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
      "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
      "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  14. YouTube

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
     "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
     "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } ]
  15. Moxtra

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
      "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
      "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  16. Smartsheet

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
     "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  17. Formstack

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
       "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
       "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  18. Wordpress

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
     "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
     "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  19. Todoist

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
      "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
      "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  20. Campaign Monitor

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
        "auth" : { “access_token” : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
        "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  21. Google Calendar

    [
    
    
    { 
    
    
       "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
       "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  22. Google Contacts

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
      "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
      "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
     } 
    
    
    ]
  23. Google Tasks

    [ 
    
    
     { 
    
    
         "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
         "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
     } 
    
    
    ]
  24. Google URL Shortener

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  25. Pinterest

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
     "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
     "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  26. Pushbullet

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  27. Quip

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  28. Runscope

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
     "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
     "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  29. Toodledo

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  30. Wrike

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
      "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
      "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  31. HubSpot

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  32. Redbooth

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  33. Fitbit

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  34. Shopify

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
     "auth" : { 
    
    
    "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE",
    
    
    "shop" : "YOUR SHOPIFY SUB DOMAIN",
    
    
    },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  35. Trello

    [ 
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  36. Slack

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    }
  37. Evernote

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  38. Microsoft 365

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  39. Dropbox Business

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
     "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
     "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  40. Hubb

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
     "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
     "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  41. ShowGizmo

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  42. Dropbox/Dropboxv2

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  43. Citrix Go to Meeting

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  44. Philips Hue

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  45. Buffer

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  46. Eventbrite

    [ 
    
    
    {
    
    
      "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
      "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  47. Salesforce/Salesforcev2/Salesforcev3

    [
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" :{ 
    
    
                "instance_url" : "SF INSTANCE URL",
    
    
                "_resources" : {  
    
    
                "r0" : [ 
    
    
                            {
    
    
                                "url": "/services/data/v30.0"
    
    
                            }
    
    
                       ] 
    
    
                  },
    
    
               "access_token" : "SF ACCESS TOKEN"
    
    
            }, 
    
    
         "actions" : [ "ACTION ID" ]
    
    
    }
    
    
    ]

    Note: URL might be different for your API endpoint, try between v20.0 - v39.0 if v30.0 is not working for you.

  48. Wunderlist

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
     "auth" : {  "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE",
    
    
     "client_id" : "YOUR CLIENT ID HERE" },
    
    
     "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]

    For the client_id field, you can either enter 4a6607072d198fc64a4b (the client ID supported by Built.io Flow Enterprise auth server) or can create your own client ID using your auth server or oAuth app.

  49. Mention

    [ 
    
    { 
    
    
      "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
      "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  50. Excel Online

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
       "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
       "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  51. Uber

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
      "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
      "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  52. Egnyte

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
    "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  53. Heroku

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
      "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
      "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  54. Linkedin

    [ 
    
    
    { 
    
    
     "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
     "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  55. Nimble

    [ 
    
    
    
    { 
    
    
    
       "auth" : { "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" },
    
    
    
       "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    
    } 
    
    
    ]
  56. Zendesk

    [ 
    
    
    
    { 
    
    
    
    "auth" : { 
    
    
    
    "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" ,
    
    
    
    "subdomain" : "YOUR ZENDESK SUBDOMAIN HERE" 
    
    
    
    },
    
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    
    } 
    
    
    
    ]
  57. Jive

    [ 
    
    
    
    { 
    
    
    
    "auth" : { 
    
    
    
    "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" ,
    
    
    
    "jive_host" : "YOUR JIVE HOST URL HERE" 
    
    
    
    },
    
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    
    } 
    
    
    
    ]
  58. Twitter

    [ 
    
    
    
    { 
    
    
    
    "auth" : { 
    
    
    
    "consumer_key" : "YOUR CONSUMER KEY HERE" ,
    
    
    
    "consumer_secret" : "YOUR CONSUMER SECRET HERE" ,
    
    
    
    "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" ,
    
    
    
    "access_secret_token" : "YOUR ACCESS SECRET TOKEN HERE" 
    
    
    
    },
    
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    
    } 
    
    
    
    ]
  59. Intuit (Quickbooks)

    [ 
    
    
    
    { 
    
    
    
    "auth" : { 
    
    
    
    "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE" ,
    
    
    
    "consumer_key" : "YOUR CONSUMER KEY HERE" ,
    
    
    
    "consumer_secret" : "YOUR CONSUMER SECRET HERE" ,
    
    
    
    "access_secret_token" : "YOUR ACCESS SECRET TOKEN HERE" ,
    
    
    
    "realmId" : "YOUR REALM ID HERE" 
    
    
    
    },
    
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    
    } 
    
    
    
    ]
  60. Citrix_go_to_webinar

    [ 
    
    
    
    { 
    
    
    
    "auth" : { 
    
    
    
    "access_token" : "YOUR ACCESS TOKEN HERE",
    
    
    
    "organizer_key" : "YOUR ORGANIZER KEY HERE"
    
    
    
    },
    
    
    
    "actions" : [ "ACTION ID HERE" ] 
    
    
    
    } 
    
    
    
    ]