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Connect to QuickBooks – Just look for the button!

October 20th, 2012

Want to connect a third party app to QuickBooks Pro or QuickBooks Online? You’ve already heard what we have to say about steering clear of IIF files. So, if you are already onboard with that advice, what should you look for to know the app has secure access to Intuit’s cloud?

Well, here’s exactly the button you should look for:

This is a button provided by Intuit, to developers that are approved for Intuit’s App Center, and is a good indicator that you are about to Connect to QuickBooks via Intuit’s secure cloud. And, here’s what it looks like in action (click on image for full video):

Although the video doesn’t show it, if you aren’t yet signed into any other Intuit sites, the first thing you’ll see when you click the Connect to QuickBooks button is a sign in page that requires you to enter your Intuit Account credentials. And that’s a good thing. It’s an Intuit-hosted sign-in window that lets Intuit confirm that you are indeed the owner of a QuickBooks company file. That sign-in process is step one of a quick and easy setup process that allows developers like us to get secure access to company files that you authorize, all via Intuit’s secure cloud.

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