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Affluent: Authentication guide

This guide will walk you through how to authenticate or reauthenticate Affluent with Google Sheets, Data Studio, and Excel, as well as data warehouse destinations like Google Cloud Storage, BigQuery, and the Supermetrics API.

Before you begin

To connect Supermetrics to Affluent, you need an API key and an API URL.

  • Contact your Affluent admin to get your API key.
  • For the API URL, replace {server} in this URL with the name of your Affluent server: https://{server}
    • Find your Affluent server name in your Affluent URL.
    • For example, if your Affluent URL was, your server name would be accountname.
  • Don't forget to include / at the end of your API URL.

Learn more about API keys and API URLs in Affluent's documentation.

Query types

Supermetrics offers the Performance report type, which fetches detailed performance data for affiliate marketing campaigns.

For Excel users

If your team uses Supermetrics for Excel, you’ll see different options for managing and sharing data source connections in that destination. Learn more.


Google Sheets Data Studio Excel Data integrations
Before you can authenticate the data source in Google Sheets, you need to install the Supermetrics add-on.
  1. Open a new Google Sheets file.
  2. Navigate to ExtensionsSupermetricsLaunch to open the Supermetrics sidebar.
  3. Click Create query.
  4. Under Data source, select Affluent.
  5. Click Start.
  6. Enter your credentials and click Log in.
  7. Click Allow.
  8. Under Select accounts, select the accounts.


  • If you encounter an authentication error such as “authentication failed”, “you need to reauthenticate” or similar, see this guide.
  • If you encounter a permission error such as “user permission denied” or similar, follow this guide.

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