Configure NewsFlash linux app for NewsBlur

NewsFlash is a program designed to complement an already existing web-based RSS reader account. It combines all the advantages of web based services like syncing across all your devices with everything you expect from a modern desktop program: Desktop notifications, fast search and filtering, tagging, handy keyboard shortcuts and having access to all your articles as long as you like.

I have been searching all over the wide web, including the NewsFlash source code on how to log into NewsBlur from the app.

NewsFlash asks for 3 items:

  1. URL
  2. Username
  3. Password

The only part I am not sure about is the URL. Reading the NewsBlur API docs I assumed it was:
https://newsblur.com/api
or
https://newsblur.com/

But both get the error: Failed log in:

  • Failed to log into Feed API
  • Error during API call
  • Request failed with message access denied

So looking for some guidance here, is my URL completely wrong? Do I need another URL entirely?
Yes I am a premium subscriber.

Looks like the NewsFlash app is smart about the NewsBlur API. Checking the source, we can see it already creates a right url from the server you give it: src/lib.rs · master · news-flash / newsblur_api · GitLab

let api_url: Url = self.base_uri.join("api/login").context(ApiErrorKind::Url)?;

So I’d say newsblur.com is enough. You should ask the developer what the errors mean. And if they need to debug it, send them to samuel@newsblur.com and I’d be happy to help look at their requests.

So I guess this is some other error with the NewsFlash code itself. Thanks for checking it out, I will follow up with the dev. But I am really starting to prefer the NewsBlur web UI better!