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Integrate other services via IFTTT Maker Webhook

Summary

IFTTT offers a way of sending requests to external URLs called Maker Webhooks, and you can use it to connect other services on IFTTT such as Dropbox to Commet.

Here is a summary of the necessary steps:

  1. Sign up for IFTTT if not yet
  2. Become a Maker
  3. Generate a webhook URL for IFTTT on Commet
  4. Create an applet
  5. Enable the applet

Detailed steps

Sign up and become a Maker

If you are not a member of IFTTT yet, sign up for it. IFTTT itself is a great service. Then, you need to become a Maker to integrate other services on IFTTT with Commet. It’s free.

Generate a webhook URL for IFTTT on Commet

  • Click on “Integration” from the “Manage Team” dropdown
  • Select “IFTTT (experimental)” from the left menu
  • Type in a webhook name (e.g. “Dropbox integration via IFTTT”), then click on the “Generate” button

Create an applet

Go to the platform site, and create a new applet. Here is the official documentation.

The following steps vary slightly depending on which service you would like to connect to Commet. Below is for Dropbox.

Configure “Trigger”. You can integrate only a subfolder instead of the whole Dropbox folder.

Then, configure “Action”.

The “value” field should be:

{"iftttDataSource": "dropbox", "fileName":"{{Filename}}", "url": "{{FileUrl}}", "modifiedDate": "{{ModifiedDate}}"}

And, save it.

EnableĀ  the applet

Finally, you have to enable the applet. After enabling it, the panel should look like the following.

Conclusion

You can integrate services on IFTTT with Commet using IFTTT Maker Webhooks, and we’ve posted a recipe for Dropbox. We will publish more for other services soon.

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