How To Authorize An App Trello

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In today’s article, I’m going to guide you through the process of authorizing an app on Trello. As someone who frequently uses Trello for project management and organization, I can assure you that authorizing an app can greatly enhance your Trello experience by providing additional functionality and integration with other tools.

Before we dive into the details, let me briefly explain what authorization means in the context of Trello. When you authorize an app, you are granting it permission to access your Trello account and perform certain actions on your behalf. This allows the app to interact with your boards, cards, and other Trello data.

Step 1: Finding the App

The first step in authorizing an app is to find the app you want to authorize. You can do this by visiting the Trello Power-Ups directory or by searching for the app’s name directly within Trello. Once you have found the app, click on it to view more details about its functionality and features.

Step 2: Installing the App

After finding the app, the next step is to install it. On the app’s details page, you will usually find an “Install” or “Add to Trello” button. Click on this button to initiate the installation process. Trello will prompt you to confirm the installation and may display a list of permissions that the app requires.

It’s important to carefully review the permissions requested by the app. Make sure you understand what the app will be able to do once authorized. If you have any concerns about the app’s permissions, it’s best to research the app further or reach out to the app developer for clarification.

Step 3: Granting Authorization

After confirming the installation and reviewing the requested permissions, Trello will ask you to grant authorization to the app. This is where you give the app permission to access your Trello account and perform the actions specified in its permissions.

Click on the “Authorize” or “Grant Access” button to proceed with the authorization. Trello may display a warning message informing you that the app is not developed or supported by Trello. This is normal and occurs because Trello is ensuring that you understand the risks associated with using third-party apps.

Once you have granted authorization, the app will be able to access your Trello account and interact with your boards and cards as specified in its permissions.

Personal Touch and Commentary

I have personally found authorizing apps on Trello to be extremely beneficial in streamlining my workflow and increasing productivity. For example, I use an app called Butler that allows me to automate repetitive tasks on my Trello boards. By authorizing Butler, I can create custom rules and commands to automatically move cards, assign due dates, and send notifications.

Another app that I frequently authorize is Calendar for Trello, which syncs my Trello cards with my calendar. This integration ensures that I never miss an important deadline or meeting, as all my Trello tasks are automatically reflected in my calendar.


Authorizing an app on Trello opens up a world of possibilities for enhancing your project management and organization. However, it’s important to exercise caution and carefully review the permissions requested by the app. Ensure that you trust the app developer and understand what the app will be able to do once authorized.

By following the steps outlined in this article, you’ll be able to authorize apps on Trello with confidence and unlock the full potential of this powerful project management tool.