QuickBooks Desktop users will have the Method Sync Engine installed on their QuickBooks computer to facilitate the two-way sync between Method and QuickBooks.

In order for this to work, the Method Sync Engine needs to be authenticated to connect with Method. This can be done in two ways:

  1. Using your Method account name, email, and password.
  2. Using an Authorization code.

Authenticating with an Authorization code provides a secure way to connect Method to a trusted machine installed with the Method Sync Engine, without the need for account, email, or password.

Generate an Authorization Code

To generate an Authorization Code:

1. Log in to Method.

2. Click the blue icon in the upper right hand corner and select Integrations.

3. Select QuickBooks Sync.


4. Select Troubleshooting to expand the troubleshooting section.

5. At the bottom, select Instructions to setup sync on a new desktop:

6. Underneath 2.Install, click Generate One.

7. Copy the 32 character alphanumerical code that is displayed:

You can now paste this authorization code into the Method Sync Engine. For more information, jump below to Enter an Authorization Code.

Find an existing Authentication Code

If you know you have an Authentication Code and wish to find it again:

1. Do steps 1 and 2 above to get into the Integrations menu.

2. Select Edit Authorization Codes link:

3. Select an Authorization Code from the list:

4. Copy the Authorization Key shown on the page:

You can now paste this authorization code into the Method Sync Engine, as shown below.

Enter an Authorization Code

Once you have your Authorization Code and copied it into you clipboard, you will need to put it into the Method Sync Engine.

1. Go to your QuickBooks Desktop machine which has the Method Sync Engine installed.

2. Launch the Method Sync Engine. If it's already running, find the Method Logo in your task bar, right-click it, and select Display.

3. On the Method Sync Engine, select Help, and then Enter Authorization Code:

4. In the dialog box that pops up, click Paste to enter the Authorization Code:

5. When you hit Save, the account, email, and password will be filled in:

6. Click Connect to QuickBooks to start the Method Sync Engine. 

Revoke an Authorization Code

If you do not wish to use an authorization code, you can revoke it to ensure no one else can use it.

  1. Follow steps 1 to 3 above in Find an Existing Authorization code.
  2. After you select an Authorization Code from the list, click Revoke.

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