To setup your Constant Contact app in Cobalt for OAuth, you will need the following credentials from your Constant Contact Developer Account:

  • Client ID
  • Client Secret
  • Scopes


  1. Constant Contact Developer Account. You can create one here.

Required Settings

  • Mandatory Scopes
  1. offline_access
  2. account_read
If you haven’t already created an app in Constant Contact, you’d need to create one.

Creating an app in Constant Contact

To create a Constant Contact app and aquire the above mentioned credentials, please follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Log in to your Constant Contact Developer Account.
  2. Click on My Applications in the top nav bar and click on New Application.
Navigation for App setup
  1. Enter the App Name, Select OAuth2 flow as Authorization Code Flow and Implicit Flow, Refresh Token Type as Rotating Refresh Tokens and click Create.

  2. Go to your Apps catalog in Cobalt > Search for Constant Contact > Settings > Use your credentials > Callback Url > Copy it.

  3. Go to Details section of your OAuth app > Click pencil icon to edit in Redirect URI > paste the Callback Url > Click Confirm. Click Save in the top right.

  4. Copy the Client ID from App Details section. Click Generate Client Secret and copy the Client Secret displayed.

    Copy the Client Secret as it will be showed only once.

Getting Credentials

Configuring credentials in Cobalt

App settings page lets you configure the authentication settings for an OAuth 2.0 based application. For your customers to provide you authorization to access their data, they would first need to install your application. This page lets you set up your application credentials.

Setting up application client credentials

Cobalt lets you use pre-configured applications to play around. You can do so by selecting Use our credentials. However, if you wish to use your own application, select Use your own credentials. Provide the aquired Client Id and Client secret and save it.

Configuring Scopes

Cobalt lets you configure what permissions to ask from your users while they install your application. The scopes can be added or removed from the App settings page, under Permissions & Scopes section.

For some applications Cobalt sets mandatory scopes which cannot be removed. Additional scopes can be selected from the drop down. Cobalt also has the provision to add any custom scopes supported by the respective platform.

OAuth Scopes

Once the scopes has been added to the application in Cobalt, the app will now request for access of the mentioned scopes.

If you are facing scopes missing or invalid scope error. Make sure you are not passing any custom scope not supported by the platform.

Actions and triggers

Once the above setup is completed, you can create orchestrations of your use-cases using Constant Contact actions and triggers. An action with any API of Constant Contact can be created by using the HTTP Request Action.