How can I get my Hipchat Integration on Heroku to authenticate?

I followed the step-by-step guide here.

I made a simple app that posts a message to the rooms the Integration is installed on per a regex (as described in the tutorial above).

When I initially add the Integration to a hipchat room, it works fine. However, after a period of time it stops working.

The following error appears in my Heroku logs:

JWT verification error: 400 Request can't be verified without an OAuth secret

I assume something with my configuration is wrong or my lack-of-use-of-OAuth, but after googling around I can't find any specific answers on what it should look like.

My config.json looks like this:

"production": {
    "usePublicKey": true,
    "port": "$PORT",
    "store": {
        "adapter": "jugglingdb",
        "type": "sqlite3",
        "database": "store.db"
    "whitelist": [

And my request handler looks like this:'/foo',
    function (req, res) {
      hipchat.sendMessage(req.clientInfo, req.identity.roomId, 'bar')
        .then(function (data) {

Any specific direction on configuration and use of Oauth for Hipchat and Heroku would be amazing!

Stack Overflow link.

1 answer

Three things I needed to do in order to fix my problem:

  1. Install the Heroku Redis add-on for my Heroku App. (confirm that the Environment Variable for ($REDIS_URL) was added to your app settings).
  2. Add this line to my app.js file:'redis', require('atlassian-connect-express-redis'));

  3. Change the object in the config.json to be the following:

    "store": { "adapter": "redis", "url": "$REDIS_URL" },

Thanks for posting the answer... hopefully it helps out other dev who might encounter the same stumbling block in the future!

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