# Introduction

The EasyWebhook package allows you to implement flexible, configurable webhook functionality in your projects. A webhook is a mechanism for sending HTTP requests to URLs, typically with information about an event that has occurred in your application.

Using the EasyWebhook package, you can:

  • Configure webhooks
  • Send webhooks as HTTP requests to URLs and retry them if they fail
  • Send webhooks synchronously or asynchronously
  • Receive webhook responses
  • Persist webhooks and results into a store of your choice
  • Dispatch events upon success or failure of webhooks

# Require package (Composer)

The recommended way to install this package is to use Composer (opens new window):

$ composer require eonx-com/easy-webhook

# Usage overview

The Webhook class defines the configuration for a webhook, e.g. the URL to send webhook HTTP requests.

The WebhookClient class triggers the processing of the stack of middleware that applies to the webhook.

The middleware stack is the workhorse of the EasyWebhook package. Each middleware in the stack is responsible for a distinct part of the webhook processing, including:

  • Sending webhooks as HTTP requests.
  • Getting the responses of the HTTP requests, using the WebhookResult class class to hold the responses.
  • Retrying webhooks if necessary. The EasyWebhook package has a default retry strategy but you can implement your own. See Retry strategies for more information.
  • Persisting webhooks and their responses in stores. You can implement your own stores, but the EasyWebhook package comes with three store options out of the box: null store, array store and Doctrine DBAL store. See Stores for more information.
  • Dispatching events upon success or failure of webhooks. See Events for more information.

See Middleware for detailed information about middleware, including how to implement custom middleware.

By default, webhooks are sent asynchronously, but you can configure a webhook to be sent synchronously. See Sending synchronously for more information.

Webhooks can be configured to be sent after a particular date and time. You can run the easy-webhooks:send-due-webhooks console command in a cron job to send due webhooks. See Console for more information.

Global settings for the EasyWebhook package can be configured via a configuration file in your application. See Configuration for more information.