Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. We make innovative, beautiful products that empower those businesses to find more customers.


Mailchimp uses OAuth, a developer-friendly delegated access protocol. Quolum has already connected the necessary wires with Mailchimp. Using a sequence of click-throughs, your organization's administrator allows Quolum to make API calls to Mailchimp without getting access to passwords.

Step 1: Initiate a connection to Mailchimp

Click the Connect button from the Connections card. If you are not an admin, you can invite your organization's Mailchimp admin to make a connection to your Mailchimp organization account. When you click on the Connect button, the web browser will navigate to the Mailchimp login page.


Quolum Catalog: Mailchimp App

Step 2: Log in to Mailchimp

Log in to Mailchimp using your organization's credentials. The exact login mechanism may depend on your Mailchimp plan, and the sign-in mechanism used. You may have corporate SSO such as Azure AD, GSuite, or Okta along with multi-factor authentication. Once you have successfully logged-in, Mailchimp is going to ask you to grant access to Quolum.


Mailchimp Authentication

Step 3: Provide consent to Quolum

The next screen after login into Mailchimp is the consent screen. On this screen, Mailchimp confirms whether you authorize Quolum to access your organization's data.

Step 4: Back to Quolum

Once you have granted access to Quolum on Mailchimp's website, Mailchimp is going to send you back to Quolum's page in Step 1, where you started. The Connect button on the Connections card would now say Reconnect. Reconnect is used to reauthenticate under circumstances where the access has expired.

Under the hood

Using the OAuth protocol, Quolum now has delegated access to your Mailchimp Workspace. The Quolum server, running on Amazon AWS VPC, will be able to make API calls and retrieve feature-level utilization. Later, this data is crunched and available for visualization on the Quolum dashboard.