Webhooks

Subscribe to Webhooks using the Razorpay Dashboard.


Webhooks (Web Callback, HTTP Push API or Reverse API) are one way that a web application can send information to another application in real-time when a specific event happens.

Example
Suppose you have subscribed to the order.paid webhook event, you will receive a notification every time a user pays you for an order.

Webhook Vs API🔗

APIs send you the data when you request it. For Webhooks, you do not need to make a request. You receive the data when it is available.

Example
If you need to know whether a payment link is paid or not, using APIs, you need to keep polling every few seconds until someone pays. However, if you are using Webhooks, you can configure a webhook event payment_link.paid to receive notifications when a customer makes the payment using the link.

When to Use Razorpay Webhooks🔗

You can use Razorpay Webhooks to configure and receive notifications when a specific event occurs. When one of these events is triggered, we send an HTTP POST payload in JSON to the webhook's configured URL.

  • You can set up Webhooks from your Razorpay Dashboard and configure separate URLs for Live mode and Test mode. Know more about setting up Payments webhooks and RazorpayX webhooks.
  • A Test mode webhook receives events for your test transactions. Know more about testing Webhooks.
  • In webhook URLs, only port numbers 80 and 443 are currently allowed.

Watch this video to see how to set up a webhook.

To set up webhooks:

  1. Log into the Razorpay Dashboard and navigate to SettingsWebhooks.

  2. Click the + Add New Webhook button.

  3. In the Webhook Setup pop-up page:

    1. Enter the URL where you want to receive the webhook payload when an event is triggered. We recommended using an HTTPS URL. Handy Tips
      You can set up to 10 URLs to receive Webhook notifications. Webhooks can only be delivered to public URLs. If you attempt to save a localhost endpoint as part of a webhook setup, you will notice an error. Know more about testing Webhooks on an application running on localhost.
    2. Enter a Secret for the webhook endpoint. The secret is used to validate that the webhook is from Razorpay. Do not expose the secret publicly. Know more about how to validate webhooks. Handy Tips
      • When setting up the webhook, you will be asked to specify a secret. Using this secret, you can validate that the webhook is from Razorpay. Entering the secret is optional but recommended. The secret should never be exposed publicly.
      • The webhoook secret does not need to be the merchant secret key provided by Razorpay.
  4. In the Alert Email field, enter the email address to which the notifications should be sent in case of webhook failure. You will receive webhook deactivation notifications to this email address.
  5. Select the required events from the list of Active Events.
  • Click Create Webhook.

  • After you set a webhook, it appears on the list of webhooks.

  • Know more about Webhooks.

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