Warning: This user guide is for our legacy user interface.
Our Zendesk write-back was upgraded in June 2018. If you began using Zendesk Thermometers before that date, then you will be using the original version of our write-back, as detailed below.
However, if you are new to Zendesk Thermometers, please see our latest instructions for Writing back responses into Zendesk.
If you would like to switch to using our new write-back instead of the method below, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will enable it on your account.
If you haven’t created your Thermometer yet, you’ll need to start by following our Guide to Setting up a Zendesk Thermometer.
During your Thermometer set-up you will be prompted to add your Zendesk write-back credentials, including an Admin User’s details, the API key, and a dummy End-user’s details.
The guide below will explain how to obtain this information from your Zendesk account.
Zendesk API token
Use the screenshot below to find your Zendesk API token.
Note the one showed below is blurred out for security reasons.
Tick the box as shown to display the key. Highlight the key and then copy and paste it into the relevant field inside your Thermometer.
Click the SAVE button as shown in the diagram above (5). This is important and will enable the API.
Zendesk account username
This is the email address of an account login with administrative rights.
Zendesk End-user ID & Zendesk End-user email
You will need to create a new End-user within your Zendesk account.
Add an email address you have access to. You will need that to reset the account password shortly.
Create a new End User. Click “+add” on the top left of the top menu and then select user.
Type a name, Email address and select the role “End user”.
You will then receive a welcome email. Create a password and verify your account.
Log back in as an admin, go to that End-user’s page inside your Zendesk account – and copy the user ID from the URL shown in the image below.
Enter that into the User ID field in the Embedded Thermometer build screen.
Zendesk End-user password
Enter the password you used to create that end user account.
Finish the remainder of your Thermometer and click save.
Triggering the Zendesk native rating
If you have the native satisfaction ratings enabled in Zendesk, then the write-back will also trigger these.
Once a ticket is marked as “Solved”, the next Customer Thermometer rating received against the ticket will trigger the native rating. The native rating is triggered when the ticket is marked as solved due to a limitation with Zendesk’s own satisfaction API call.
Gold or Green will trigger a native rating of ‘Good’. Yellow or Red will trigger a native rating of ‘Bad’.