Connected Accounts
OAuth Clients

OAuth Clients

By default, OAuth apps in Pipedream use our official OAuth client. When you connect an account for these apps, you grant Pipedream the requested permissions (scopes) on OAuth authorization.

Pipedream apps solve for a broad range of use cases, which means the scopes our OAuth client requests may include a different set than your specific use case. To define the exact scope of access you'd like to grant, you can configure a custom OAuth client.

Configuring custom OAuth clients

Create an OAuth client in the relevant app

For example, if you want to use a custom OAuth client for GitHub, you'll need to locate their documentation and create an OAuth app in your developer settings.

Navigate to the OAuth Clients page in Pipedream

Open the OAuth Clients page in your Pipedream account and click New OAuth Client.

Select the app

Choose the app you need. If you can't find what you're looking for, feel free to submit an integration request.

Enter the required fields

  • Name: Give the OAuth client a name so it's easy to identify
  • Description: Optionally add a brief description for additional context
  • Client ID and Secret: Paste these values from the app's settings that you're configuring (the client secret is sensitive – we'll encrypt and hide it from the UI)
  • Redirect URI: Copy this Redirect URI and paste it into the app's settings
  • Scopes: We'll list the scopes from Pipedream's official OAuth client by default. Add or remove scopes as needed based on your use case.

And finally, click Save.


Make sure to include all the scopes you need based on your use case. You can modify the scopes later (you'll need to reconnect your account for changes to take effect). Refer to the app's API documentation for information on what scopes you'll need.

Connecting your account with with a custom OAuth client

Once you've created the OAuth client, anyone in your workspace can connect their account:

Now you're ready to use the connected account in any workflow, just like any other account in Pipedream:

Connected accounts with OAuth client labels


  • The vast majority of OAuth apps in Pipedream support custom OAuth clients. However, due to the unique integration requirements for certain apps, custom OAuth clients are not supported in triggers for these apps (custom OAuth clients work in actions and code steps): Discord, Dropbox, Slack, and Zoom.