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Verify Webhook after Catch

  • 25 December 2020
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Almost all 3rd parties who send Webhooks want the webhook to be verified/validated one-time by having it return a key (such as secret_token) before it starts sending webhook events. I didn’t find any way to customize the response to Webhook after catching it - so we can validate/verify it first time only.  I tried to add an action “Code By Zapied” after catching a Webhook but it looks like catching webhooks responds before the action is triggered and there is no way to customize the respnse.

 

This is such as common use case and I am surprised it is not being asked much. I wonder if I am missing something. How is everyone able to Catch webhooks in Zapier without doing the initial verification/validation - as majority of apps sending webhooks require it? I read it in this forum that we need have another service to “front-end” incoming webhook - but that adds another layer - if I am getting hundereds or thousands or webhooks, I wonder the other front-end layer can slowdown the performance and adds complexity/point of failure. Thanks


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Here are some Zap Webhooks support articles to reference:

https://zapier.com/help/doc/common-problems-webhooks#why-is-it-always-200-or-success-status-can-i-customize-the-response

https://zapier.com/help/doc/how-get-started-webhooks-zapier#need-an-empty-response-enable-silent-mode

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@AllenP 
Just checking in to see if you still need help with this? 

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