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

  • Client ID
  • Client Secret


  1. Exact Online Developer account. You can create one here.
If you haven’t already created an app in Exact Online, you’d need to create one.

Creating an app in Exact Online

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

  1. Log in to your Exact Online Developer account.
  2. Click on Manage my apps in the top right corner.
Navigation for App setup
  1. Click on Register a Production App or Testing App depending on your requirements.
  2. Go to your Apps catalog in Cobalt > Search for Exact Online > Settings > Use your credentials > Callback Url > Copy it.
  3. Enter the App Name, paste the Callback Url under Redirect URI and click Register.
  4. Go to the Develop your App section and copy the Client ID and Client Secret from Authorisation details.
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.

App Review for Exact Online

If you want external customers to use your app, then the OAuth app must be submitted for Review.

To submit your app for a review, go to Manage my apps > Your Registered app > Submit for review.

Learn more about the Exact Online App Review process here.

Actions and triggers

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