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How to build an extension without being forced to make our servers available from outside.

We try to migrate an application we used with Slack to work with Hipchat. The application runs behind the firewall, so the callbackUrl  (mentioned on is not reachable from outside.

The callbackUrl in the descriptor seems to be optional - so at least the descriptor is shown as valid without providing a callbackUrl.

But where can I get the oauth id  and get/change the oauth secret ?



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rich Atlassian Team Mar 23, 2016

First, a few questions...

  1. Are you using HipChat Cloud or Server?
  2. What will your add-on do?

If you're porting from Slack, I'm guessing you'd like to build a slash command that sends notifications back into a room. If that's correct, then you can actually build an add-on that doesn't require an oauth token. You can simply send a reply back to the webhook HipChat fires to you.

Re: making your servers available from the outside... if you're using HipChat Server, then you can run everything inside your firewall as long as HipChat Server has access to your service.

  1. We're using HipChat cloud
  2. Our addon allows to include chat messages in a global search.  So it must be executed in the security context of different users. AFAIK that's only possible with OAuth2.


So I "only" need to get the oauth id and secret in the web interface. But I can't find it. 

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