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Smartsheet on Hire2Retire uses two types of connections, API Key and OAuth.

An API key is a unique access credential provided to developers who intend to utilize the Smartsheet API (Application Programming Interface). This key serves as a mechanism to authenticate and authorize the developer's access to Smartsheet's services and data. By incorporating this API key into their API requests, developers establish their identity and gain permission to leverage the functionalities and features offered by the Smartsheet API.

OAuth (Open Authorization) is a secure and widely-used authorization framework that allows third-party applications to access a user's data on a platform without exposing the user's credentials, such as username and password. In the context of Smartsheet, OAuth is utilized to grant external applications limited access to a user's Smartsheet account and data.

Please refer to the document Authentication and Access Tokens to know more about API Key and OAuth in Smartsheet.

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Credentials for Smartsheet

Generate API Key in Smartsheet

Visit Smartsheet website, go to Account, click on Apps & Integrations. Now select API Access and click on Generate new access token, enter the API token name and save the generated token.

Smartsheet generate API Key (Apps & Integrations)

Figure 1. Apps & Integrations in Smartsheet

Learn how to generate API Key on Smartsheet.

Generate OAuth Credentials in Smartsheet

Visit Smartsheet website, go to Account, click on Developer Tools. Now click on Create New App, fill the required fields and save the App.

Smartsheet generate OAuth credentials (Developer Tools)

Figure 2. Developer Tools in Smartsheet

Smartsheet OAuth credentials (Create New App)

Figure 3. Creating New App

Learn how to generate OAuth credentials on Smartsheet.

To link your Smartsheet account using API Key, you have to specify your API Key.

Smartsheet API Key

Figure 4. Authentication Form for Smartsheet API Key on RoboMQ Hire2Retire

To link your Smartsheet account using OAuth, you have to specify your Client Id and Client Secret.

Smartsheet OAuth

Figure 5. Authentication Form for Smartsheet OAuth on RoboMQ Hire2Retire