Store login information with Credentials

Credentials allow you to quickly and securely store your login information for use within workflows. Typically credentials will be created directly from the workflow builder as you set up a new connection. The same credential can be shared across multiple workflows. For example, you can share the same Google Sheets credential across all workflows that connect to Google Sheets.

Credentials can be created, edited, and deleted from the Settings page. Click on Settings in the menu under your account name.

You can locate your existing credentials under the Connected Apps section.

When adding new workflows to MESA, you will often be required to create credentials. Some workflows, like the ones that utilize Google Sheets, will allow you to create credentials in two ways.

First, you can create credentials by using that platform's MESA app. This is the recommended method because it is the easiest way to get started. When prompted, you can choose to use the MESA app associated with the automation. From there, you will only need to log in to the service and grant MESA authorization by finishing up the authentication steps.

If your service does not have a MESA app (such as Salesforce), or if you want more fine-grained control over the permissions you are granting MESA, you can use your own custom app. This will require you to create an app on the service and then fill in all of the fields that appear after you select Use your own custom app (advanced).

Credential Types

There are currently five different types of credentials.

  • Text
  • FTP
  • Key / Secret
  • Domain, Username, and Password
  • Shopify Private App

The FTP credential is used for FTP triggers and actions. The required fields should be clear if you are familiar with FTP connections. MESA supports both FTP and SFTP (secure FTP) protocols.

The Shopify Private App credential type allows you to connect MESA with another Shopify store or to use the Shopify Plus API. When MESA is first installed, a default credential is created for the store. This credential will be selected by default for any Shopify triggers or actions you create. You also have the option of creating a Shopify Private App and entering the app as a new Shopify credential.

The MESA Admin API allows you to list, read, create and modify Storage and and Secrets. All requests must be assigned with your API key. Learn more.

Credentials can also be created and accessed from MESA's API layer.