Keap Sandbox Tutorial

How to get a Keap Developer Sandbox

Need to get Keap sandbox access to build a native Keap integration for your app? Here are the steps you need to follow.
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Step 1: Sign up for a free Keap trial

While you’ll need to get a Keap Sandbox App and Developer Account, the fastest way to get started is by using a trial account.

Go to keap.com, and sign up for their 14-day free trial.

Note: Aliases can’t be used (ie. firstname+keap@yourdomain.com), so we’d recommend that you use a shared address such as developer@yourdomain.com to sign up.

The free trial can get you started, but you’ll need to become a Keap Developer Partner in order to get access to the Keap Developer Account and Keap Sandbox App.

Step 2: Apply to be a developer partner

Visit https://developer.keap.com/developer-partner/ and fill out their application form. This is required in order to become a Keap partner.

Step 3. Sign up for a Keap Sandbox Application

While you wait for them to reach out, visit https://developer.keap.com/resources/sandbox-application/ and sign up there - it’s free of charge but will require you to input a credit card.

Step 4: Get a Keap Developer Account

Go to https://keys.developer.keap.com/accounts/create and create an account.

To get the keys to start building, you can go to https://keys.developer.keap.com/my-apps.

That's it! You’re now ready to build a Keap integration for your application.

Step 5: Build the Auth Flow

To start developing your application’s integration with Keap, you’ll need to build the OAuth Authorization Code grant and Refresh Token grant flows.

If you’re using Paragon

If you’re using Paragon’s SDK and embedded integration platform for fully managed auth, simply input the Keap Client ID & Secret in the integration settings, and you can begin making requests to the Keap API.

Auth setup for Keap in Paragon

Check out our Keap integration documentation for more details.

If you’re building in-house

If you’re not using Paragon’s SDK, you’ll need to build the OAuth Authorization Code grant and Refresh Token grant flows.

This will require you to build a secure and reliable token refresh mechanism that encrypts your users’ data both in transit and at rest, which comes with its own set of challenges, which we wrote about here.

If you want a developer toolkit for developing native integrations for your app 7x faster, check out Paragon's Keap documentation and sign up for free here.

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