3 steps to integrate Salesforce using REST API
This blog will act as a reference for creating an OAuth web application for Salesforce to interact with the REST API. We have done the grunt work and have listed out just the resources you need to integrate.
⚠️ This post is not an in-depth tutorial on how to build OAuth apps in general, some prior knowledge of how OAuth apps work is required.
Signup for a Salesforce Developer Account
Head on over to https://developer.salesforce.com/signup to sign up for a Salesforce Developer Edition account.
Create a new Connected App
This is an OAuth app you will use to get the credentials for users and call the REST API endpoints
Search for "App Manager" in the search box on top of the screen.
Click "New Connected App" button on the top right corner of the screen
Punch in the basic information of the app
In the API (Enable OAuth Settings) section, check Enable OAuth Settings. Fill in the callback URL, and make sure to select
Manage user data via APIs (api)OAuth Scope along with other scopes required by your app. Check
Enable Client Credentials Flow.
On the App's detail page, click Manage Consumer Details button, it will open a new tab and ask for an OTP sent to your email.
After entering the OTP, you will see your Consumer Key (Client ID) and Consumer Secret (Client Secret) on the screen. Make a note of them.
OAuth flow (Generating access tokens)
Once you have the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret, the OAuth flow Salesforce follows is pretty straightforward.
You can find all the OAuth Endpoints here. Use any OAuth client of your choice to initiate the OAuth flow.
Once you have the
access_token, you can use
Bearer authentication with the Salesforce REST API.
Following these steps will put you on the right path to integrating Salesforce CRM.
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