Overview

You can allow users to use integration with external services such as Microsoft Flow, Google Hangouts Chat, and Slack. OAuth is used for authentication. This ensures a secure connection with external services and other integrated services, without having to type in a login name or password for kintone.com.

What you can do by integrating with Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow is a Web service that allows users to integrate with various services however they want, including Kintone, SharePoint, Dropbox, Slack, email, Excel, and so on. By using Microsoft Flow, its supported services can be integrated with Kintone. Data registered to Kintone can be reflected in the integrated services, and also data registered to the integrated services can be reflected in Kintone.

For example:

  • Notifying Kintone when an email client, such as Outlook, receives an email
  • When a record has been added to a Kintone app, registering it as an event in Google Calendar

What you can do by integrating with Google Hangouts Chat

Google Hangouts Chat is the enterprise chat service in Google’s “G Suite” groupware. By adding the Kintone bot in Google Hangouts Chat room and sending a message, you can create an app in Kintone and add records to an app.

  • The bot can create three types of apps: “Inventory Management”, “Job Openings”, and “Candidate Management”.
  • Chat messages in Kintone bot, help pages of the bot, and apps created by the bot are available in English only.

What you can do by integrating with Slack

Slack is an enterprise chat service. By integrating Slack with Kintone, you can send a notification using a Slack direct message to the person who has been set as the assignee of the task. This feature is useful when you manage tasks using a Kintone App and Slack.

Allowing the Use of Integrations

  1. From the Gear wheel gear_wheel.PNG select Users & System Administration

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  1. Under System Administration, click Integrations.

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  1. Enable an Integration and click Set Allowed Users.

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  1. In the Set Allowed Users screen, check users to allow them to use the integration service. You can filter users by selecting the department, or search users by using the search box.

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  1. Click Save.

The configuration in Users & System Administration is now complete. Next, go to Microsoft Flow to configure the integration between Kintone and the Web service.

In the account settings, the user can check which external services are connected and can disconnect from services.

Checking the Users with Integration Services

Administrators of Users & System Administration can confirm the integration services which are in use by the user from the Edit User screen.

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Connecting with Microsoft Flow

Before using the connector:

  1. Ensure you are allowed to use Microsoft Flow.
    • To allow access, see To Allow Use of Microsoft Flow to Connect in the section above. 
  2. Ensure your IP configurations are allowed by Microsoft.

How to Connect with Microsoft Flow:

  1. Visit the Kintone Connector page of Microsoft Flow and sign in to your Microsoft account. 
  2. Select a trigger.
    • Please note, Kintone is a Premium connector.
  3. You will be directed to enter your subdomain url. Enter it in the format xxxx.kintone.com and click Sign In.

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  1. You will be directed to your subdomain and a dialog box will pop up that says Will you Allow Microsoft Flow to Perform the Following Actions. Click Allow.

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  1. Next, connect to your app by entering the App ID. Then, follow the instructions to complete the trigger. 

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Please note:

Connecting with Google Hangouts Chat

For details on the integration between Kintone and Google Hangouts Chat, see the following pages:

Connecting with Slack

For details on the integration between Kintone and Slack, see Integrating Slack with Kintone.

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6 comments
  • Is this feature available now?

  • Hi Cari,

    Yes, the Integrations feature for Microsoft Flow is now available.

  • How do I connect it to Microsoft Flow? When I search Flow for the Kintone Connector, it comes up blank.

  • Hi Cari,

    Oops! Just found out the Kintone Connector has not been published on Microsoft Flow yet. We've been told this should be published by the end of January. We'll let you know when this is live!

  • Hi Larissa, thanks for your help so far! Is the connector live yet?

  • Hi Nim,

    The Kintone Connector is live and can be found on Microsoft's website! You can check it out here: https://bit.ly/2HWNBLh

    Best,
    Larissa

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