Classic API and integrations

How do I enable the API?

The Basecamp API is enabled by default on all accounts. You don’t have to do anything to turn on this feature. When a third-party application asks for your API token, you can find it on your My info page by clicking the “Show your tokens” link.

The Basecamp API allows third-party applications or back-office systems to communicate with Basecamp. All users in your account may use third-party applications to access your project data such as iPhone apps, Android apps, or network-based communication built onto your own server.

To see a few examples of third-party apps that work with Basecamp, check out our Extras page here.

Note: The API hasn’t always been enabled by default. Some third-party applications may tell you to enable it before using the program but that’s no longer necessary.

For our developer friends out there, you can find our API page here.

Does Basecamp Classic integrate with Highrise or Backpack?

You won't see Highrise or Backpack within your Classic account. The data between each product is entirely separate.

However, the Launchpad lets you access all your 37signals (now Basecamp) products from a single screen. Move between them with a click, jump back into each app where you left off, rename, reorder, and organize your workflow! You’ll see the Launchpad if you have a Basecamp ID linked to two or more Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, or Campfire accounts, and you sign in at