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Action Meta

Webhooks

Implicit webhooks allows an external service to run an action on a stub via an http call

Webhook url format: https://webhooks.stubber.com/im/{{stubref}}/{{action_name}}

  • {{stubref}} is the stub you want to run an action on.
  • {{action_name}} is the name of the action you want to run.

You may use POST or GET methods

If you had a stub with the stubref 2023-09-14-XXXX-V1A5 and you want to execute an action named example_action

The webhook url will be https://webhooks.stubber.com/im/2023-09-14-XXXX-V1A5/example_action

Enabling an implicit webhook

To allow an action to be triggered by a webhook you must configure it in the action_meta

Navigate to Advanced tab and add the following json

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You can now execute it using the following http request

        GET /im/{{stubref}}/example_action HTTPS/1.1
Host: webhooks.stubber.com
Content-Type: application/json

      

Result: images

Putting data into stub.data.payload

By default data will be placed in stub.data.payload

When using the GET method all query params will be placed into stub.data.payload When using the POST method the request body will be placed into stub.data.payload

this is stub.data
        {
  "stub":{
    "data":{
      "payload": {
        // data goes here
      }
    }
  }
}

      

Putting data into stub.data

You can configure your data to go to the root of stub.data using the post_data_on_root parameter in the action_meta configuration

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this is stub.data
        {
  "stub":{
    "data":{
      // data goes here
    }
  }
}

      

Calling a webhook using the GET method

        GET /im/{{stubref}}/example_action?some=data HTTPS/1.1
Host: webhooks.stubber.com
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer token

      
Result
        {
  "stub":{
    "data":{
      "payload": {
        "some": "data"
      }
    }
  }
}

      

Calling a webhook using the POST method

        POST /im/{{stubref}}/example_action HTTPS/1.1
Host: webhooks.stubber.com
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer token

{
  "some": "data",
}

      
Result
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Getting stub.data in response

Using webhooks and external system can pull data from a stub

The default the response will be:

        {
    "success": true,
    "status": 200,
    "payload": {
      "stubdata":{
        // stub.data
      },
    }
  }
}

      

There are 2 ways to enable this functionality:

  1. Via a setting a query parameter (_synchronous=true)
        GET /im/{{stubref}}/example_action?_synchronous=true HTTPS/1.1
Host: webhooks.stubber.com
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer token

      
  1. Via setting action_meta.webhooks.synchronous.enable to true
        {
  "action_meta": {
    "webhooks": {
      "enable": true,
      "synchronous": {
        "enable": true
      }
    }
  }
}

      

Result

the default response for a synchronous webhook

        {
    "success": true,
    "status": 200,
    "payload": {
      "stubdata":{
        // stub.data
      },
    }
  }
}

      

Custom webhook response

You can override the default response and configure it to be any structure you need

Follow the below steps to configure a custom response:

  1. set action_meta.webhooks.synchronous.use_custom_return_data to true
  2. configure your response structure in action_meta.webhooks.synchronous.return_data
        {
  "action_meta": {
    "webhooks": {
      "enable": true,
      "synchronous": {
        "enable": true,
        "use_custom_return_data": true,
        "return_data": {
          "example": {
            "json": "~~stub.stubref"
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

      

Webhook response

        {
  "example": {
    "json": "2024-03-01-XXXX-35VK"
  }
}

      

Authentication

Authentication is disabled by default.

You may quickly toggle authentication by setting the action_meta.webhooks.authorization.enable field to true

There are 2 authentication types currently available

  1. basic
  2. bearer

Basic Authentication

To enable basic authentication configure your action_meta like the json below:

        {
  "action_meta": {
    "webhooks": {
      "enable": true,
      "authorization": {
        "enable": true,
        "type": "Basic",
        "keys": {
          "username": "user",
          "password": "pass"
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

      

Bearer Token Authentication

To enable Bearer authentication configure your action_meta like the json below:

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Authentication with interpolation

You can use interpolation to dynamically set the authentication keys

Below is an example for setting the stubref as the username and password

        {
  "action_meta": {
    "webhooks": {
      "enable": true,
      "authorization": {
        "enable": true,
        "type": "Basic",
        "keys": {
          "username": "~~stub.stubref",
          "password": "~~stub.stubref"
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

      

Request with Authorization

Below is an example for making a request with basic authentication

In this example we are using the stubref 2024-06-19-XXXX-ASEQ as the username and password

        GET /im/{{stubref}}/example_action?_synchronous=true HTTPS/1.1
Host: webhooks.stubber.com
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Basic MjAyNC0wNi0xOS1YWFhYLUFTRVE6MjAyNC0wNi0xOS1YWFhYLUFTRVE=

      

Default response if Authorization success

        {
  "success": true,
  "status": 200,
  "payload": {
    "stubdata":{
      // stub.data
    },
  }
}

      

Default response if Authorization fail

        {
  "success": false,
  "status": 401,
  "error": {
    "type": "conceptual",
    "message": "invalid_credentials"
  }
}