Cobalt offers both Key Based and OAuth 2.0 integration for Gusto. In this guide, we will look at the OAuth App setup process.

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

  • Client ID
  • Client Secret
  • Scopes


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

Creating an app in Gusto

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

  1. Log in to your Gusto Developer account.
  2. Click on the Applications icon in the side menu.
Navigation for App setup
  1. Go to your Apps catalog in Cobalt > Search for Gusto > Settings > Use your credentials > Callback Url > Copy it.
  2. Click on + Create application button in the right, enter the App Name, paste the Callback Url under Redirect URI, select a Category and click on Create.
  3. Go to the App Details tab > Scroll down > Copy the Client ID and Secret.
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.

To get access to your Production Credentials for Gusto App, you need to submit app for review to Gusto. Learn more about the Review and it’s requirements here.

Actions and triggers

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