Webhook Best Practices
Webhooks are a crucial tool for real-time communication between services. Despite their apparent simplicity, webhooks present complex challenges such as unreliable user endpoints, system reliability, and unique security implications like spoofing, server side request forgery and replay attacks.
Here are some of the best practices we've developed through our experience building a secure, reliable, and scalable webhook service for our customers:
📄️ Webhook Security Best Practices
Webhooks are a potent tool, but there are specific attack vectors that they are particularly vulnerable to.
📄️ Webhook Authentication Best Practices
What is Webhook Authentication?
📄️ Webhook Retry Best Practices
If you're like me, you've probably spent a fair share of your developer life dealing with webhooks.
📄️ Best Practices for Sending Webhooks
Constructing robust and efficient webhook systems has become increasingly crucial for API providers.
📄️ Best Practices for Receiving Webhooks
At Svix we often focus on sending webhooks, but let's not forget the crucial role of receiving webhooks.