Webhooks allow you to send the events generated via the RudderStack SDK to your own backend. It is useful in cases where you want to apply some custom logic on the event payload before sending it to your preferred destination platforms. Once webhooks are enabled as a destination in your dashboard, RudderStack forwards the SDK events to your configured webhook endpoint.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Webhooks used for?
Webhooks is a automated messaging service that enables developers to send and manage various types of event messages within their tech stack.
Is it hard to set up Webhooks?
Difficulty can vary based on the complexity of your data and overall tech stack. Many users choose to simplify implementation by sending data through secure automated messaging integration tools like RudderStack.
How much does it cost to integrate Webhooks with RudderStack?
Is Webhook secure?
Webhooks need to be configured and implemented for ensuring security. It is the primary responsibility of the developer to ensure that the webhook does not allow data access to unauthorized parties.
How do you get Webhooks?
You can get the webhook URL from the application that you wish to send the data to. You can use that URL in the application’s webhook section, where you want to receive the data from. You also have the option of choosing the type of events that you want the application to notify you about.
Are Webhooks an API?
Not exactly. While sometimes people refer to webhooks as reverse APIs, there is a key difference between the two. While most APIs require a request to be followed by a response, no request is needed for a webhook. It simply sends the data whenever it is available.
RudderStack Webhooks Documentation
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