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How to Create Private app with PHP API

  • 9 May 2020
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Hello All,


I am trying to create private Zap with basic authentication but I am not getting any data in php side to authentication. So how can I authenticate specific user in my database using custom zap.


Best answer by Danvers 18 May 2020, 11:37

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Hi @CrishThome - I’m sorry that you’re having some trouble setting up a private Zapier integration. I can see that you’ve been in touch with the Support Team about this. I’m going to share  part of their reply here in case it helps anyone having a similar issue:


The easiest way to get a Zapier integration up and running is to setup webhooks on your side that can be configured by the user and sent to Zapier.

Elementor is a good example of how this works:

Where the user setups up a form in Elementor and as part of that they can put in a Webhook URL for the data to be sent to.

Then in Zapier the user can setup a Webhooks by Zapier Catch Hook trigger to to catch the hook every time that somebody fills out a Form in Elementor.

I'm not sure what is involved with setting that up on your end - but it might be easier that building a full REST API. And with that setup above - you wouldn't have to build a Zapier integration.

Have you confirmed using a tool like Postman that you are getting an error when using the wrong credentials?

Finally - these are some other resources I found that might be helpful.

But it seems like if you can do webhooks - that is the simplest solution.

If not - then it seems like the authentication on the API side is not setup correctly in some way as the API should return the error if the credentials are incorrect.