Connect Zendesk and SMSBump For Great Customer Support
We are here today to show you how to connect SMSBump chat and Zendesk support platform so you are confident you will never miss a message from your customer.
Before we begin: You need to have a registered and running Zendesk account in order to successfully install the integration with SMSBump.
All good? Ok, let’s go!
Step 1: From your SMSBump side menu, go to Integrations. A list of all available and future integrations will show up. Find Zendesk and click on it.
Step 2: You will see the Overview page with more information about Zendesk and all of its unique features.
If you wish to proceed with the installation process, you will need to input the following data:
Zendesk Domain Name - you get this once you register on Zendesk. It usually looks something like this: https://yourbrand.zendesk.com
Unique Identifier - this is the name of your client and you specify it from the Settings in your Zendesk account (scroll further for more detailed guidelines).
Client Secret - you use this token to connect your SMSBump to your Zendesk client. You will receive it once you have configured your OAuth settings (keep scrolling for further instructions).
Callback URL - you need to copy this URL from your SMSBump and paste it into the Redirect URLs in your Zendesk OAuth Settings.
Now let’s see how to acquire this information.
Step 3: Open up a new tab and go to your account in Zendesk.
Step 4: From there, click on the Settings icon.
Step 5: Scroll down to find API and click on it.
Step 6: Next, under Zendesk API you will see several options.
Step 7: Select OAuth Clients.
Click on the “+” box to create a new client.
Step 8: Enter a Client Name (e.g. your brand name).
Step 9: Enter a Unique Identifier (e.g. your brand name). You should paste the same text in the Unique Identifier field in SMSBump.
Step 10: Copy your Callback URL (From SMSBump) and paste it into the Redirect URLs field.
Step 11: Click Save.
Step 12: Now you should get your Client Secret. Make sure to Copy the auto generated token and paste it into the Client Secret field in SMSBump.
Important: After you have copied the Client Secret and pasted it in the required field in SMSBump, make sure to hit Save in your Zendesk account settings, otherwise you might experience issues installing the integration.
Step 13: If you have successfully filled out all three required fields (in red) in SMSBump, go ahead and click Install:
Step 14: A pop-up window will ask you to allow SMSBump to have access to all of Zendesk’s user data. Hit Allow if you agree with this, or Deny to cancel the integration installation.
Step 15: Another pop-up will let you know if your SMSBump <> Zendesk integration was successful. To double-check, go back to your SMSBump side menu and select Integrations. The Zendesk field should look like this if you succeeded in installing the integration:
Great job - SMSBump and Zendesk are now successfully connected!
You can Enable or Disable the integration as you see fit.
Go ahead and test the integration to see if everything is running smoothly! Create your first test ticket and simulate a conversation.
More on how to get the best out of the integration you can read in Don't Miss a Text with the New Zendesk & SMSBump Integration.