Simply put, webhooks are HTTP callbacks that are defined by the user. It lets your application know whenever an event happens in real-time. Webhooks work on a unique concept called event reaction. Instead of a client-side application polling a server-side app, a webhook – essentially a URL endpoint – allows the server-side app to notify the client-side app whenever an event has occurred.
You can also set up your webhooks to verify that the payload requests are generated by an authenticated service, and not a third-party service pretending to be you. This way, you can protect the customer’s sensitive information.
If getting real time data to your application is your end goal, using webhooks are a great way to ensure instant, reliable communication.
What You Can Do with Webhooks
- Avoid constant polling by the client-side application
- Enable real time communication between the client application and the server
- Improve scalability and reliability of the API integration
As Webhook is an HTTP callback, the exact code you need to make a callback completely depends on the language used for developing your application, as well as your app’s architecture.
RudderStack simplifies the process of configuring your preferred URL endpoints, by offering a seamless integration with webhooks.
Send Event Data to Your Configured Webhook Endpoints Using RudderStack
You can now configure your preferred webhook endpoints as a destination in RudderStack. You can enable the Webhook integration on the RudderStack dashboard. After this, RudderStack will automatically start forwarding your event data to the configured webhook. This way, you can send the events generated via RudderStack to your backend without any hassle in real time.
By Adding Webhooks Support for RudderStack, You Can:
- Track, collect, and send your event data to the desired destination in real-time.
- Apply custom logic on the payload before sending it to the destination platforms of your choice.
- Capture unique user information, along with the associated properties and traits. You can then forward this data to the webhook endpoints.
- Record page views along with the other necessary details about the payload.
- Check for any delivery failures for the events that RudderStack sends to the webhook endpoint.
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