Having issues with Marketo and Zapier

amiller35
Level 2

Having issues with Marketo and Zapier

Hi, I keep getting the error message below when I am trying to create a Zap between Marketo and Zapier. I know for a fact the credentials/login info I'm using is correct but it keeps returning this message to me. 

 

This Zap is to connect Interact (quiz builder app) to our Marketo instance so that whenever somebody takes our quiz it creates a new lead for us in Marketo. The plan is to then put those new leads into a nurture stream. 

 

We have a few Zaps already that we were able to be set up with no problem so the permissions steps shouldn't be an issue. 

 

Any help on how to fix this error message I'm getting would be greatly appreciated. 

 

 

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SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Having issues with Marketo and Zapier

It’s really hard to troubleshoot Zapier because it’s deliberately opaque, er, “friendly”. 

 

How about just cloning an existing Zap, since you say you already have a working Marketo REST connection?

amiller35
Level 2

Re: Having issues with Marketo and Zapier

First time using it and I get what you mean. 

 

The cloning an existing Zap won't work because although we have other Zaps, none are with this specific app (Interact). I would first need to create a Zap between Marketo and Interact before cloning could come into the picture.  

Phillip_Wild
Level 10 - Community Advisor

Re: Having issues with Marketo and Zapier

If you are having trouble with the connection then I would try to reset it. Log into Zapier and go to Apps (that's what I think it's called). Navigate to Marketo and delete the existing connection. Then follow the prompts to create a new one.

 

Since Zapier is using the Marketo API, you will need to create a new API user and Launchpoint service (https://developers.marketo.com/rest-api/custom-services/) and then put your Marketo endpoint, client secret and client ID into Marketo for the Launchpoint service you have created. From there, you can test the integration in the Zapier interface and all should be well.

 

For this purpose the API user will need read-write permissions, so ensure that's set up in Marketo for that user. You might already have done all this, and if so ignore - but ultimately there isn't much that can go wrong here since there aren't many steps. Maybe try the equivalent of turning it off and on again 🙂