SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors

FreshBooks Cloud Accounting Events

SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors supports events via polling or webhooks depending on the API provider. For more information about our Events framework, see Events Overview.

Supported Events and Resources

SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors supports webhook events for FreshBooks Cloud Accounting. After receiving an event, SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors standardizes the payload and sends an event to the configured callback URL of your authenticated connector instance. For more information about webhooks at FreshBooks including the currently available webhooks, see their webhooks documentation.

Configure Webhooks Through the UI

To configure webhooks through the UI, follow the same steps to authenticate a connector instance, and then turn on events. For more information, see Authenticate an Connector Instance with Events (UI) or the connector-specific authentication topic.

Configure Webhooks Through API

Use the /instances endpoint to authenticate with Freshbooks and create a connector instance with webhooks enabled.

Note: The endpoint returns a connector instance token and id upon successful completion. Retain the token and id for all subsequent requests involving this connector instance.

To authenticate a connector instance with webhooks:

  1. Get an authorization grant code by completing the steps in Getting a redirect URL and Authenticating users and receiving the authorization grant code.
  2. Construct a JSON body as shown below (see Parameters):

    {
      "element": {
        "key": "freshbooksv2"
      },
      "providerData": {
        "code": "<AUTHORIZATION_GRANT_CODE>"
      },
      "configuration": {
        "oauth.callback.url": "<CALLBACK_URL>",
        "oauth.api.key": "<CONSUMER_KEY>",
        "oauth.api.secret": "<CONSUMER_SECRET>",
        "business.name" : "<Freshbooks Company Name",
        "event.notification.enabled": true,
        "event.vendor.type": "webhooks",
        "event.notification.callback.url": "<CALLBACK_URL>"
      },
      "tags": [
        "<Add_Your_Tag>"
      ],
      "name": "<INSTANCE_NAME>"
    }
    
    
  3. Call the following, including the JSON body you constructed in the previous step:

    POST /instances
    
    Note: Make sure that you include the User and Organization keys in the header. For more information, see Authorization Headers, Organization Secret, and User Secret.
  4. Locate the token and id in the response and save them for all future requests using the connector instance.

Example cURL

curl -X POST \
  https://api.openconnectors.us2.ext.hana.ondemand.com/elements/api-v2/instances \
  -H 'authorization: User <USER_SECRET>, Organization <ORGANIZATION_SECRET>' \
  -H 'content-type: application/json' \
  -d '{
  "element": {
    "key": "freshbooksv2"
  },
  "providerData": {
    "code": "xoz8AFqScK2ngM04kSSM"
  },
  "configuration": {
    "oauth.callback.url": "https://mycoolapp.com",
    "oauth.api.key": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx",
    "oauth.api.secret": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx",
    "business.name" : "MyBiz",
    "event.notification.enabled": true,
    "event.vendor.type": "webhooks",
    "event.notification.callback.url": "https://mycoolapp.com/events"
  },
  "tags": [
    "Docs"
  ],
  "name": "API Instance"
}'

Parameters

API parameters not shown in the SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors are in code formatting.


ParameterDescriptionData Type
keyThe connector key.
freshbooksv2
string
codeThe authorization grant code returned from the API provider in an OAuth 2.0 authentication workflow. SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors uses the code to retrieve the OAuth access and refresh tokens from the endpoint.string
Name
name
The name of the connector instance created during authentication.Body
oauth.api.keyThe API key or client ID obtained from registering your app with the provider. This is the Client ID that you recorded in the API Provider Setup section.string
oauth.api.secretThe client secret obtained from registering your app with the API provider. This is the Client Secret that you recorded in the API Provider Setup section.string
oauth.callback.urlThe URL that the API provider returns a user to after they authorize access. This is the Redirect URI that you recorded in the API Provider Setup section.string
Default Freshbooks Business Name
business.name
The Freshbooks Company Namestring
Events Enabled
event.notification.enabled
Optional. Identifies that events are enabled for the connector instance.
Default: false.
boolean
Event Notification Callback URL
event.notification.callback.url
The URL where you want SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors to send the events.string
tagsOptional. User-defined tags to further identify the instance.string