Webhooks are a way to integrate Zammad with other web services or applications, allowing them to subscribe to live updates about tickets instead of having to poll the Zammad server every n minutes.
⌛ Webhooks may not arrive immediately.
Webhooks are sent out with the same priority and order as email triggers. If webhook dispatch fails (e.g., because the receiving server is misconfigured), Zammad will retry up to four times.
How do Webhooks work¶
Under the hood, Zammad sends a POST request to a third-party URL (“API endpoint”) you specify in the New Webhook dialog. The application server behind this URL/endpoint must be configured to receive messages from Zammad and handle the provided payload accordingly.
Webhooks can be created both from scratch and from pre-defined templates.
When created from scratch, regular webhook payloads by default contain the following JSON data about new/updated tickets:
all associated articles
associated users (e.g. article senders, owners, etc.)
associated user roles
associated user organizations (if applicable)
On the other hand, pre-defined webhooks are designed to work with specific services, containing special payloads that these services understand.
In both cases, however, it is possible to further customize the webhook payload to your own needs.