Enabling CodeLive in your Greenhouse account helps your recruiters set up and schedule technical interviews via CodeLive. Using the integration, your recruiters can generate a CodeLive interview room link for the candidate, and then notify both the candidate and the interviewer(s) about the time, date, and connection details for the interview.

Note: To enable this integration, you will need to be an Admin user of both your Codility and Greenhouse Recruiting accounts.

In this article, we will cover: 


Configure user setup permissions in Greenhouse Recruiting

In order to enable the Greenhouse Recruiting / Codility: CodeLive integration, you will need the following developer permissions: 

  • Can manage ALL organization’s API Credentials
  • Can manage and configure web hooks

Contact a Greenhouse Recruiting user in your organization with Site Admin level permissions with the additional user-specific permission Can edit another user's advanced permissions to apply the developer permissions to your account. Have the user with Site Admin level permissions edit your user account's permissions by navigating to the Configure icon Configure.png > Users > Your Name.


The user with Site Admin level permissions should navigate to the User-Specific Permissions panel on your user page and expand the Developer Permissions dropdown menu. 

Select Can manage ALL organization’s API Credentials and Can manage and configure web hooks so a check is in each checkbox. When finished, click Save.


Repeat as necessary for any other user that should have access to set up the integration.


Create Harvest API key for the Greenhouse Recruiting / Codility: CodeLive integration

To create a Harvest API key for the integration, click the Configure icon Configure.png in the upper right-hand corner, and navigate to Dev Center on the left-hand panel. From the Dev Center page, click API Credential Management.


From the API Credential Management page, click Create New API Key to generate the API key for Codility: CodeLive.


In the Create New Credential dialog box, make the following selections:

  • API Type: Harvest
  • Partner: Codility: CodeLive
  • Description: Codility: CodeLive Harvest API Key

When finished, click Manage Permissions to generate the Harvest API key and automatically assign it the appropriate permissions required by Codility: CodeLive.


In the subsequent dialog box, click Copy to save your API key to your clipboard. Store the API key in a secure location to provide to Codility in the next step. Click I have stored the API Key once you have copied and saved the key.

Note: You cannot access the full API key again after clicking I have stored the API Key. If you lose your API key and need to access it later, you must create a new API key, provide it to the integration partner, and then revoke access to the original key.


On the subsequent page, confirm the following permissions are assigned to your new API key:

  • Candidates:
    • POST: Add note
  • Users:
    • GET: Retrieve user

If any of the permissions above are not checked, place a check in the box next to the appropriate permission. Click Save when finished. 

Your Harvest API key for the Greenhouse Recruiting / Codility: CodeLive integration is created and configured. You will provide the Harvest API key to Codility in a later step. 


Obtain Greenhouse Recruiting user ID

In order for Codility to post information to your Greenhouse Recruiting account via Harvest API, Codility requires the user ID of an existing Greenhouse user in your organization. 

Note: All information Codility posts to Greenhouse Recruiting via Harvest API will be associated with the user whose user ID is used. 

To locate your user ID, click the Configure icon Configure.png in the upper right-hand corner and select Users from the left-hand panel. 


From the Users page, click Export to Excel


A spreadsheet will be downloaded to your computer. From the spreadsheet, navigate to the User ID column and copy the user ID value inline with your name. Save the user ID to provide to Codility in the next step.



Provide Harvest API key and user ID to Codility

Next, log into Codility and navigate to My Account Integrations. Scroll down the list of integrations to find Greenhouse - CodeLive and click Enable

In the window that appears, copy the Webhook secret key and Webhook header identity. Save these values to provide to Greenhouse Recruiting in the next step. 

Paste your Harvest API key and Greenhouse user ID, then click Save



Create webhook in Greenhouse Recruiting

To create the webhook, return to Greenhouse Recruiting and click the Configure icon Configure.png in the upper right-hand corner. Navigate to Dev Center on the left-hand panel. From the Dev Center page, click Web Hooks


Click Web Hooks from the subsequent page.


On the Create A New Web Hook page, provide the following details:

  • Name: CodeLive
  • When: Candidate has changed stage
  • Endpoint URL: https://app.codility.com/integrations/greenhouse/webhook/
  • Secret Key: Paste the webhook secret key you saved from Codility
  • Advanced settings...
    • Additional HTTP Headers: Paste the Codility Webhook header identity you saved from Codility along with codility-identity

When finished, click Create Web hook.


That's it! Your Greenhouse Recruiting account and Codility account can now talk to each other. These settings dictate execution of the Codility: CodeLive webhook once the end user transitions the candidate into an appropriate application stage for a given job.


Add Codility stage to job's interview plan

Once everything is configured, you need to set up CodeLive as a stage in your job. 

To do this for an existing job, navigate to a job (All Jobs > Job Name) and click Job Setup from the Job navigation bar. From the Job Setup page, navigate to Interview Plan on the left-hand panel.


Scroll down the page and click + Add a Stage.


From the Add Stage dialog box, select the CodeLive Tech Interview stage. When finished, click Add at the bottom of the dialog box to add the stage to the job's interview plan.

Note: You can change the stage name if preferred, but for the integration to be recognized, CodeLive should be included in the stage name.



Send and review Codility test

Find the necessary candidate and move them to the CodeLive stage.


A CodeLive link will be generated. In the meantime you can request candidate’s availability through the Request Availability feature. Please note the integration allows to create only CodeLive interviews in the Whiteboard mode.


Once you have the confirmation from your candidate about the time slot, you can copy the CodeLive link and click Schedule Interview. After choosing the right date and time, you can provide the CodeLive link as Location and open the invite in Google Calendar to send it to your colleagues and the candidate.


Reviewing Candidates' Test Results:

If you have the CodeLive integration enabled, Codility allows you to assign a Reviewer to your Codility test. In this case, you will be able to see their feedback in Greenhouse in Last note and Activity Feed.


If you assign a new Reviewer and they decide to override previous scores, you can also track this in the Activity Feed in Greenhouse.


Note: We recommend having your technical reviewers use only Codility as developers with anonymized access and not adding them to your ATS. This will allow your reviewers to see only the candidate's code and not know any of their personal information which can help eliminate bias in the hiring process. You can see more information on Codility's anti-bias features here.


Get help

If you have any problems completing these steps, please contact support@codility.com.