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Webhooks

Webhooks allow application developers to receive and react to changes happening in awork without constantly polling and checking.
A webhook is triggered for an entire workspace. For example on the project-added webhook, you receive events for all projects created in your workspace, no matter who created it or which team it belongs to. This means that user permissions and roles are not checked and have to be evaluated by the developer, if relevant.

Configuration

To configure a webhook, go to your awork workspace, navigate to Settings > Integrations, then open the Integration Library and select Webhooks.
You are then asked to provide a name and the URL for the webhook. Authorization information is optional and can be added to the webhook request as a header where you can specify the header name and value.
An example of a webhook configuration in awork
Finally, select the events you want this webhook to trigger on. The following event types are supported:
Event Type
absence_added
absence_updated
absence_deleted
client_added
client_updated
client_deleted
project_added
project_updated
project_comment_added
project_deleted
projectmember_added
projectmember_deleted
project_status_changed
project_task_added
project_task_deleted
taskassignment_added
taskassignment_deleted
task_updated
task_comment_added
task_list_added
task_list_updated
task_list_deleted
task_status_changed
timetracking_added
timetracking_updated
timetracking_deleted
user_activation_changed
user_added
user_deleted
user_status_changed
You can now trigger a test event to your configured URL.
For more details, please take a look at our Help Center.

Receiving a Webhook

When the configured event occurs, awork will send an HTTP POST request to the configured URL. It will contain the configured authorization header and value, if set.
The request body will contain the event metadata as well as the entity that triggered the event. For the project-added event, this can look like in this example:
{
"timestamp": "2023-09-03T20:28:39.5966465+00:00",
"eventType": "project_added",
"entity": {
"id": "8293ac0e-0aaa-468c-b3fc-480b2d7200f0",
"hasImage": false,
"createdOn": "2023-09-03T20:28:39.5961826Z",
"createdBy": "7936d6b8-3345-4770-83c8-2c8c2ed12414",
"updatedOn": "2023-09-03T20:28:40.017585Z",
"updatedBy": "7936d6b8-3345-4770-83c8-2c8c2ed12414",
"projectStatus": {
"typeOrder": 2,
"isArchived": false,
"type": "not-started",
"name": "Not started",
"id": "fb7de344-aa95-4d75-ae1b-c7c01393f267"
},
"tags": ["design"],
"plannedDuration": 0,
"tasksCount": 0,
"tasksDoneCount": 0,
"members": [
{
"id": "043a32e9-1a41-48d0-9e05-e5967ea849cc",
"userId": "7936d6b8-3345-4770-83c8-2c8c2ed12414",
"firstName": "Carla",
"lastName": "Creative",
"hasImage": false,
"projectRoleId": "021e1b6b-3ba3-47ea-a829-141ca1686e7a",
"projectRoleName": "Project Member",
"isResponsible": true,
"isDeactivated": false
}
],
"trackedDuration": 0,
"teams": [],
"projectStatusId": "fb7de344-aa95-4d75-ae1b-c7c01393f267",
"name": "Website Design",
"isPrivate": false,
"timeBudget": 0,
"isBillableByDefault": false
},
"entityId": "8293ac0e-0aaa-468c-b3fc-480b2d7200f0",
"entityType": "project",
"entityLink": "https://superstar-design.awork.com/projects/8293ac0e-0aaa-468c-b3fc-480b2d7200f0",
"traceId": "5a8e9540f698455b48cd092811ade4e9",
"triggeredBy": {
"id": "7936d6b8-3345-4770-83c8-2c8c2ed12414",
"firstName": "Carla",
"lastName": "Creative"
}
}
Metadata Property
Description
timestamp
The date and time this event was triggered.
eventType
The type of event that was triggered. See table of event types above.
entity
The entity that was responsible for triggering the event, for example the project that was added. For more information on the properties of the entity, please refer to the model documentation in the API Endpoint documentation.
entityId
The id of the entity that triggered the event.
entityType
The type of entity that triggered the event.
entityLink
The weblink to the entity that triggered the event, or the closest entity that has a weblink, where available.
traceId
An awork-internal id for support purposes.
triggeredBy
The id, first and last name of the user that triggered the event.

Responding to a Webhook

awork expects a webhook request to return with a successful response within 30 seconds. Otherwise, the event will be marked as failed and retried for up to 10 times.
Should a configured webhook integration fail for more than 10 times without a successful response, it will be paused until a user enables it again in the Integration settings page.