Pusher Help & Support

What Pusher Triggers and Actions are Supported?

Supported Triggers#

  • None yet!

Supported Actions#

  • Publish Pusher Event - Publish a new Pusher event.Within Pusher this is often referred to as "triggering an event" where you trigger an event on a channel. But this terminology is not being used to here as to avoid confusion with Zapier's use of the term "trigger".

How to Get Started with Pusher on Zapier

To get started with Pusher on Zapier, first you will need to click to connect your Pusher account to use with your Zap.

Click to connect Pusher

Next, you'll be asked to name your Pusher connection and enter some connection details.

Pusher connection

The following has more information on the connection details you need to fill in:

  • Name this connected Pusher account on Zapier

This can be any name for your Pusher connection. Hint: it can be useful to put the Application ID in the “Name this connected Pusher account on Zapier” field for quick reference

  • Application ID

You can find this by going to the "API Keys" setting of the App you are connecting to from your dashboard. Then look for the "app id" on the right-hand side under "App Credentials".

  • Application Key

This is also on the API Keys page under "Access Tokens".

  • Application Secret

This is also on the API Keys page under "Access Tokens".

  • Application Cluster

This is an optional field. If you have created your Pusher application on a specific cluster you will need to enter the cluster name. Please leave blank if unsure or if you haven't selected a cluster when you created your Pusher application.

Pusher app id, API Key and secret in Pusher account

Once you have pasted your details in, then click “Continue”. If your data was entered correctly your Pusher account will now be successfully connected.

Pusher connection successfull

A Note on Security#

We’re a fun yet pragmatic bunch at Pusher. So we understand that the data you’re sending through Zapier and Pusher may be private. All you need to do to add a layer of authentication to the above process is to give the channel name a private- prefix and expose an authentication endpoint so you can make sure the user that is subscribing to your data has the right to do so.

Common Problems with Pusher on Zapier

Some common troubleshooting steps#

  1. Make sure that you have the correct Pusher application key set in both your Zap and the JavaScript code (or apps that use any other Pusher WebSocket library).
  2. Ensure that the channel that you are publishing the event on within your Zap matches the name of the channel in the subscription code in your application.
  3. Ensure that the name of the event you are binding to on a channel matches the name of the event you are using within your application code.

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Pusher is an evented pub/sub platform that lets you push real-time messages to web, mobile and IoT applications.

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