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Can I get FreshBooks access token to use in custom GET/POST request?

  • 5 February 2022
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Hello, Zapier experts!

I am creating a zap that uses the FreshBooks integration.

I need to duplicate an Estimate, but there is no such functionality provided out of the box by Zapier.

I would like to invoke FreshBooks API directly using custom step - either run Java Script or Webhooks.

Is it possible to use the access token, that Zapier already has, in the custom step?

Thanks!

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Best answer by Troy Tessalone 5 February 2022, 17:07

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Hi @pniv 

Q: Is it possible to use the access token, that Zapier already has, in the custom step?

A: No, you’ll need to get and add an access token to your API request.

Thank you, @Troy Tessalone !

I am reading the FreshBooks documentation on how to get that token:

https://www.freshbooks.com/api/authentication

If I understand correctly, I need to generate Refresh Token (that lives forever) and use that in my zap. Is this correct?

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@pniv 

App APIs can have different authentication requirements, so best to default to the app’s provided API documentation related to authentication.