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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. Open your flow integration settings: From your flow, click the ellipsis icon next to your flow's name, and select Integrations.
  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. Open your flow integration settings: From your flow, click the ellipsis icon next to your flow's name, and select Integrations.
  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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