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Integrating Basecamp

Basecamp provides an RSS feed that can be imported into Flowdock.

("The New") Basecamp

NOTE: Basecamp's RSS feed URL includes a Basecamp username and password. Because the credentials are visible to all of a flow's users, it is a good idea to create a new Basecamp user solely for this purpose instead of using your own credentials.

  1. On a project page, find the RSS link in the bottom-right corner of the page. Right-click it and choose "Copy link address".
  2. In the desired Flowdock flow, open the Inbox Settings by clicking on the gear icon next to the flow's name.
  3. Click the plus icon next to the RSS feeds section to add a new feed.
  4. Add a Basecamp user's authentication credentials to the link:
    https://ESCAPEDEMAIL:PASSWORD@basecamp.com/123456/projects/12345-your-project.atom
    In other words, take the RSS feed URL that Basecamp offers and after the https:// part add
    1. the email address of a Basecamp user with the '@' sign replaced with '%40'.
    2. ":" (a colon)
    3. password
    4. "@" (an at sign)
    and then the rest of the URL. Make sure you discard any extra whitespace.

Basecamp Classic

  1. In a Basecamp project, go to Overview > Project RSS Feed to get the URL.
  2. Find your "Token for feed readers or the Basecamp API" in Basecamp via My Info > Authentication Tokens > Show Your Tokens.
  3. In the desired Flowdock flow, open the Inbox Settings by clicking on the gear icon next to the flow's name.
  4. Click the plus icon next to the RSS feeds section to add a new feed.
  5. Use the token as the username in the URL and construct it like this:
    https://TOKEN@BASECAMP_SUBDOMAIN.basecamphq.com/projects/BASECAMP_PROJECT_ID/feed/recent_items_rss
    In other words, take the RSS feed URL Basecamp offers and after the https:// part add
    1. your token
    2. "@" (an at sign)
    and then the rest of the URL. Make sure you discard any extra whitespace.

Basecamps's RSS feed messages will now be displayed in your team inbox.

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