Testing webhooks in development platforms

By : Javed Khan

Webhooks were popularized by PayPal and have become commonplace now a days. A typical webhook service fires a POST to a URL of your choice whenever something interesting happens. You handle this request and respond accordingly.

But you need to test webhooks regularly during development and it is a bit of a problem if your development server is inaccessible from the rest of the Internet. I have tried to solve this using ssh and nginx.

For this method to work you need:

  • Development server (which can hopefully process the webhook at /webhook) lets call it (D)
  • SSH accessible server (S ...

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