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How to Get Started with Basecamp Classic

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After you've chosen the Trigger or Action you'd like for Basecamp Classic, next up is authentication. Here is a quick guide on how to connect your Basecamp Classic Account to Zapier.

First, click to connect a new Basecamp Classic Account.

Connect Basecamp Classic Step 1

You'll get a popup asking you for two pieces of information:

Connect Basecamp Classic Step 2

Account: The subdomain in the your browser's URL bar, when you are logged in to Basecamp Classic.

API Token: This is a secret token that allows Zapier to access your data. Follow the guided screenshots below or the directions on screen to find your API Token.

First, inside a new window or a new tab, log in to Basecamp Classic. Note the part in front of "basecamphq.com"

Basecamp Classic URL Bar

Click on "My Info" in the upper-right corner.

Find API Key Step 1

Now on the bottom, find the "Authenication tokens" block.

Find API Key Step 2

Click "Show your tokens". Copy your "Basecamp API" token to the clipboard.

Find API Key Step 3

Finally, come back to Zapier and type/paste in the correct values:

Connect Basecamp Classic Step 3

Be careful that you did not include any extra spaces when copying your API Token. When finished, click continue, and if everything goes according to plan, your Basecamp Classic Account is now connected to Zapier!

Connect Basecamp Classic Step 4


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