Fully-featured online social media management app
Hootsuite is the leading social media dashboard allowing you to manage multiple networks and profiles and measure your campaign results.
When using the Hootsuite connector, the first thing you will have to do is click on 'New Authentication' in the step editor:
You will be given the choice of two authentication environments. Choose the 'Default OAuth2.0 App' environment. Ensure you have successfully signed into your Hootsuite account using the pop-up, otherwise operations will not be able to run correctly.
As of version 2.0, the Hootsuite connector now supports the Organization App custom grant authentication. In this authentication environment, the grant type is set to 'organization_app'. To authenticate with this authentication environment, again click the 'New Authentication' button in the workflow properties panel.
After naming your authentication and choosing your workspace, you can select either the 'Default' or 'Custom' OAuth2 app environment. Select 'Custom OAuth2.0 App'.
NOTE: It is a good idea to include the authentication environment within your authentication name. For example, 'My Hootsuite account [default auth environment]'
Enter your values for 'Client ID', 'Client Secret', and 'Organization ID'. To get these values, go to your Hootsuite developer portal. Select your app.
You should see the 'REST Client ID' and 'REST Client Secret' fields.
If you do not see these fields, you have not been granted API access by Hootsuite yet. You can request access from Hootsuite, or find more information on finding these credentials here. Note that the Organization ID must be for a Hootsuite Organization that has your App installed.
The examples below show one or two of the available connector operations in use.
Please see the Full Operations Reference at the end of this page for details on all available operations for this connector.
Create a new workflow with a Manual Trigger and add a Hootsuite connector.
List social profilesoperation:
Click Run Workflow Now. Then select the Debug tab and you should be able to see a successful run of the workflow to click on and view the successful output of the workflow run:
Let's try to get a specific social profile. Add a step from the Hootsuite connector, set to
Get social profile. Set the
Social profile IDto the ID of one of the social profiles, by using a JsonPath as shown in the example:
Click Run Workflow Now, select the Debug tab and you should be able to see the successful output with the social profile you specifically requested.