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Posted: Thursday Feb 14th, 2013 at 1:46 am #41673

I received email from Mailchimp this morning stating that API will soon be discontinued. How will this change s2Member service? What changes should be made to keep Mailchimp integration?

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Posted: Friday Feb 15th, 2013 at 4:55 am #41814
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Thanks for your inquiry. ~ We appreciate your patience :-)

I’m not aware of anything like this. Can you please point me the article where you read this? Thanks!

Posted: Friday Feb 15th, 2013 at 10:50 pm #41924

Message Dated 2/14/13

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MailChimp System Alerts

The botton half of the message reads as follows:
Important Ramifications
You know something important’s going on when we use the word “ramifications.” If you use Account Keys, the MailChimp API, or if you use an integration that uses the MailChimp API, you need to read this:
We’re phasing out the Account Keys feature. If you’ve issued Account Keys, they’ll all be converted into Admin-level users. If you have any Account Keys that aren’t in use, you can sign in to MailChimp now and revoke them. Or, just wait till we launch and adjust their accounts down from Admin level.
The MailChimp API is not yet built to support multi-user accounts. We’re working on that now. The API will work fine (there won’t be any disruption) but there isn’t any permissions granularity in the API yet.
So that means integrations that use the API (or our mobile apps) will only work if you sign in as an Admin-level or Manager-level user.
If you’re reading this email and saying, “What’s an Account Key, and what’s an integration that uses an API?” please forward this to the person that actively manages your organization’s MailChimp account. It’s pretty important. Use the “ramifications” word in your subject line.


The MailChimp Team

Posted: Saturday Feb 16th, 2013 at 9:11 pm #42008

oh I’m curious!
and does anyone have experience integrating with other list services?

Posted: Sunday Feb 17th, 2013 at 11:04 pm #42228
Username: cassel

I also got the same email from MailChimp. I too wonder what this will mean for s2M integration.

Posted: Monday Feb 18th, 2013 at 4:56 pm #42342
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Thanks for the follow-up :-)

I believe you are referring to this article that discusses MailChimp v8.

From that article…

Account Keys converted into Admin-level users

Now that we’re launching multiple accounts, what do we do with our old Account Keys feature? If you’ve ever granted an Account Key to someone, you know that it was basically like giving them a set of keys to your house. Sure you can change your locks (or revoke an Account Key) if something went wrong, but you tend to only give keys to people you really know and trust. Since Account Key holders are equivalent to “Admins” for your account, they’ll all be converted over to Admin level users. This is to prevent interruptions for anyone out there that’s used to a certain level of access to your account. So now’s a good time to sign in to your MailChimp account and revoke any keys that aren’t being used anymore. Or, when v8 is live and propagated to all servers (by the end of next week, if all goes well) you should sign in and change permission levels for any users that you don’t want to be an Admin.

MailChimp’s API, OAuth and mobile apps not converted yet

We’re not 100% finished yet. There will be places in MailChimp where only Admin level access works: the MailChimp API, our mobile apps (which use the API), and third-party integrations that use our API. All this means is that if you try to use something that accesses MailChimp through the API, only Admin credentials will work. Non-Admins will get errors.

“Account Keys” are not the same as “API Keys”, which is what s2Member® uses (API Keys). Therefore, I don’t foresee (at this point in time) any ramifications on the s2Member® side of things :-)

We’ll keep an eye on their progress though. It sounds like they are not finished, and there could be some changes that would affect s2Member® before they are done. I seriously doubt they would change anything to cause all existing API integrations to fail though :-)

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