Use Buffer as a data source

Highlights

Connector Type REST/URL
Authentication OAuthToken Authentication
Sample Query https://api.bufferapp.com/1/profiles.json
API Documentation Buffer API documentation

Step-by-Step

Creating a data source using Buffer

To create a data source using Buffer, you need to accomplish 3 tasks:

  • Start the data source creation process.
  • Authenticate with Buffer.
  • Write a query and enter it in Klipfolio.

Step 1: Start the data source creation process

To create a data source using Buffer, go to the Service Connectors page in Klipfolio and select Buffer.

Step 2: Authenticate with Buffer

  1. Click Connect an account.
  2. Enter your Buffer username and password when prompted.
  3. After logging in, you will be prompted to allow Klipfolio to access your Buffer account.
  4. Name and save your OAuth Credentials.

Step 3: Write the query and enter it in Klipfolio

Refer to the Buffer API Docs as you are writing a query.

  1. In Klipfolio on the REST/URL page, at URL, enter a query. For example: https://api.bufferapp.com/1/profiles.json
  2. At Data Format, select JSON.
  3. At Method, select GET.
  4. Click Get data.
  5. Ensure this is the data you’re looking for and, optionally, select the checkbox to Model your data. Learn more about modelling your data source here.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Name, choose refresh settings, and, optionally, share your data source.
  8. Click Save.

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