PostHog + PropelAuth

PostHog + PropelAuth

At PropelAuth, we believe that user acquisition is only the beginning - in order to build a thriving business, you need to deeply understand your users and how they’re using your product.

That’s why we’re excited to announce our PostHog integration! PostHog is an all-in-one tool to help product teams understand their users in order to ensure they’re building the best features for them.

We’ve been using PostHog ourselves for a while, and once we started using it, we become noticeably better at shipping features our customers want.

How the Integration Works

When you enable the integration, we will automatically identify users when they sign up or log in. We also include any custom user properties that you choose to sync (e.g. their name, how they found out about you, etc.)

We will continuously keep your users’ information up to date in PostHog. Did they update their email? PostHog will reflect the change immediately and include an event so you can see when the user updated their email.

As an example, here, we enabled the “How did you find out about us?” custom property (called referral_source) in PropelAuth. This is automatically added to our signup page and collected for all new users. We can then use PostHog to see retention based on the self-reported referral source:

Setting it up

This might be obvious, but you’re gonna need a PostHog account. Once you have that, you can head over to the Integrations page on the PropelAuth dashboard and enter your PostHog Project API key and Project ID. You can optionally enter an API Host in case you have a more advanced setup. And that’s it!

Checking out a user in PropelAuth and want to take a look at the data you have on them in PostHog? Just click View in PostHog

Easy enough!

Coming Soon…

As you may know, PropelAuth doesn’t just handle single user authentication - we offer full organization management. PostHog also has a concept of organization, called Groups. We plan to add support for this in the future. Stay tuned!