To setup your Etsy app in Cobalt for OAuth, you will need the following credentials from your Etsy Developer account:

  • Keystring
  • Shared Secret


  1. Etsy Developer account. You can create one here.

Required Settings

  • Mandatory Scopes
  1. listings_r
  2. listings_d
  3. listings_w
  4. Transactions_r
If you haven’t already created an app in Etsy, you’d need to create one.

Creating an app in Etsy

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

  1. Log in to your Etsy Developer account.
  2. Click on the Manage your Apps icon in the side menu and click Create a New App button.
Navigation for App setup
  1. Enter the App Name, Description, Website URL and other details and click on Read Terms and Create App button.
  2. Copy the Keystring(Client ID) and Shared Secret(Client Secret) displayed.
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.

App Approval for Etsy

Once the app is created in Etsy, it needs to be approved by the Etsy team before it can be used for OAuth.

If the keys are not approved in 3-4 Business days, you can contact the Etsy Developer team at describing your use-case, App name and the Keystring of the App to be approved.

The app will be approved for Personal Access and since the app is only going to be used by a handful of Etsy members, then Commercial Access may not be required. Instead, these members can be added on as provisional users.

Learn how to add provisional users to your app here.

Actions and triggers

Once the above setup is completed, you can create orchestrations of your use-cases using Etsy actions and triggers. Following are the set of Etsy actions and triggers supported by Cobalt.