Connect to your users' BambooHR accounts

Setup Guide

You can find your BambooHR app credentials in the BambooHR Partner Program dashboard.

You'll need the following information to set up your BambooHR App with Paragon Connect:

  • Client ID

  • Client Secret

  • Scopes Requested

Add your BambooHR app to Paragon

Under Integrations > Connected Integrations > {YOUR_APP} > Settings, fill out your credentials from your developer app in their respective sections:

  • Client ID: Found in your BambooHR Partner Program dashboard.

  • Client Secret: Found in your BambooHR Partner Program dashboard.

  • Permissions: Select the scopes you've requested for your application.

Leaving the Client ID and Client Secret blank will use Paragon development keys.

Connecting to BambooHR

Once your users have connected their BambooHR account, you can use the Paragon SDK to access the BambooHR API on behalf of connected users.

See the BambooHR REST API documentation for their full API reference.

Any BambooHR API endpoints can be accessed with the Paragon SDK as shown in this example.

// You can find your project ID in the Overview tab of any Integration

// Authenticate the user
paragon.authenticate(<ProjectId>, <UserToken>);
// Get Company Directory
paragon.request("bamboohr", "/employees/directory", {
  method: "GET"

// Create a time-off request
paragon.request("bamboohr", "/employees/<EMPLOYEE ID>/time_off/request", {
  method: "POST",
  body: {
    "status": "approved",
    "start": "2022-07-01",
    "end": "2022-07-04",
    "timeOffTypeId": 86,
    "amount": 16,
    "notes": [{from: "manager", note: "Get well soon!"}],
    "previousRequest": 0

// Get benefit deduction types
paragon.request("bamboohr", "/benefits/settings/deduction_types/all", {
  method: "GET"

Building BambooHR workflows

Once your BambooHR account is connected, you can add steps to perform the following actions:

  • Create Employee

  • Update Employee

  • Get Employee by ID

  • Get Employee Directory

  • Create a Time Off Request

  • Change a Request Status

  • Adjust Time Off Balance for an Employee

  • Get Time Off Requests for an Employee

  • Get Time Off Types

  • Get Field List

  • Add List Field Values

When creating or updating records in BambooHR, you can reference data from previous steps by typing {{ to invoke the variable menu.

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