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LogoBasecamp Integration Development Guide

Add white-label customer-facing integration with Basecamp into your app with just a few lines of code.

To create a development account and OAuth application in Basecamp, follow these steps:

  1. Create a Basecamp Account:

    • Go to the Basecamp website at
    • Click on the "Try it for free" button to create a new account.
    • Fill in the required information and complete the registration process.
  2. Access Developer Tools:

  3. Create an OAuth Application and Fill Application Details:

    • Click on the "Register another application" button.
    • In the "New Application" form, provide the following details:
      • Name of your application: Enter a name for your application.
      • Your company’s name: Enter a name of your company.
      • Your website URL: Enter a URL of your company's website.
      • Products:Choose the products that your company use.
      • Redirect URI: Specify the URI where Basecamp will redirect the user after authorization.
  4. Save and Get Credentials:

    • Click on the "Register this app" button to create the OAuth application.
    • After saving, you'll be redirected to the application details page.
    • In the application details page, you'll find your Client ID and Client Secret.
  5. Use the OAuth Application:

    • To use the OAuth application, you'll need to follow the OAuth authorization flow, which involves redirecting users to Basecamp's authorization endpoint and obtaining an access token.
    • Refer to Basecamp's API documentation for detailed instructions on implementing the OAuth flow and making API requests.

Remember to keep your Client Secret secure and never expose it publicly.

That's it! You have successfully created a development account and OAuth application in Basecamp.