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Webhooks

Netlify supports both incoming and outgoing Webhooks.

Incoming webhooks notify our servers to make something. Outgoing webhooks make another service to do something when events happen with your sites.

Incoming webhooks

The only supported action for incoming webhooks right now is to trigger new builds and deploys.

You can find your incoming webhooks settings in the site page, right under the build environment settings.

Set an appropriate tile that describes how the hook will be triggered, for instance “Daily Cron Hook” and save it. Netlify will give you a unique URL for that webhook. To trigger this hook, just send a POST request to that URL.

It can be as simple as using cURL:

$ curl -X POST -d '{}' https://api.netlify.com/build_hooks/379sdfl2356d3d9d9254

Outgoing webhooks and notifications

Outgoing webhooks are useful to notify other services when something happens with your site in Netlify.

This is the list of current events supported by Netlify:

  • Deploy started: this event is emitted when Netlify starts building your site for a new deploy.
  • Deploy succeeded: this event is emitted when Netlify finishes propagating a new deploy in our CDN.
  • Deploy failed: this event is emitted when the deploy failed to complete.
  • Deploy locked: this event is emitted when a deploy is locking a site.
  • Deploy unlocked: this event is emitted when a deploy stops locking a site.
  • New form submission: this event is emitted when someone submits new form information in your site.

You can go to the notifications section for your sites to enable the different outgoing webhooks:

Select the type of notification you want to create and add the required configuration.

URL notifications

This webhook allows you to send event information to an arbitrary URL using a POST request.

The body of the outgoing webhook request will have a JSON representation of the object relevant to the event.

Email notifications

This webhook allows you to send event information to an email address of your choice.

Slack notifications

This webhook allows you to send messages to a Slack channel when Netlify emits events.

Before configuring this notification, make sure you read Slack’s documentation on incoming webhooks.

GitHub commit statuses

This webhook sets commit status notification directly in your GitHub Pull Requests.

It requires a GitHub access token with at least the repo:status scope. GitHub tokens are bounded to users, so creating several tokens doesn’t change their API limit restrictions. Each usage accumulates to the user limit per hour.

You can generate an access token directly from Netlify when you configure this notification:

GitHub pull request comments

This webhook adds a comment notification in your GitHub Pull Requests. It also updates that same comment if you append several commits to the same pull request.

It requires a GitHub access token with public_repo or repo scope, depending on whether your repository is public or private. GitHub tokens are bounded to users, so creating several tokens doesn’t change their API limit restrictions. Each usage accumulates to the user limit per hour.

You can generate an access token directly from Netlify when you configure this notification:

GitLab commit statuses

This webhook creates commit statuses in your GitLab repositories.

It requires a GitLab API token with access to the repository. You can set that token when you configure this notification:

GitLab merge request comments

This webhook adds a comment notification in your GitLab merge requests. It also updates that same comment if you append several commits to the same merge request.

It requires a GitLab API token with access to the repository. You can set that token when you configure this notification:

Bitbucket commit statuses

This webhook creates commit statuses in your Bitbucket repositories.

It requires a Bitbucket app password and a username. You can set those fields when you configure this notification:

Bitbucket pull request comments

This webhook adds a comment notification in your Bitbucket pull requests. It also updates that same comment if you append several commits to the same pull request.

It requires a Bitbucket app password and a username. You can set those fields when you configure this notification:

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