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Real-time webhooks

The complete list of supported events for each resource
Commerce Layer provides a webhook mechanism to react to specific events in real-time.
To subscribe to one (or more) of those events you need to create the related webhook(s). Each time a subscribed event occurs, we trigger a POST request to the endpoint that you specified in the webhook's callback_url field. The request contains a JSON payload in the same format that you get when fetching the same resource through the REST API.
For each resource, you can also configure the related resources that should be included in the request body. The relationships will be set as the resource include query parameter.
When you create a new webhook, a shared secret is generated. It will be used each time the webhook is fired to sign the payload. The related signature will be stored in the X-CommerceLayer-Signature header so that you can verify the callback authenticity and consider it reliable.

Supported events

You can find here below the complete list of all the topics {{resource}}.{{event}} you can monitor:
Topic
Trigger
authorizations.create
A new authorization transaction is created.
captures.create
A new capture transaction is created.
cleanups.create
A new cleanup is created.
cleanups.start
An existing cleanup status is set to in_progress.
cleanups.complete
An existing cleanup status is set to completed.
cleanups.interrupt
An existing cleanup status is set to interrupted.
cleanups.destroy
An existing clenups object is deleted.
customer_addresses.create
A new customer address is created.
customer_addresses.destroy
An existing customer_addresses object is deleted.
customer_password_resets.create
A customer password reset process is initiated.
customer_password_resets.destroy
An existing customer_password_resets object is deleted.
customer_password_resets.reset_password
A customer password is reset.
customer_subscriptions.create
A new customer subscription is created.
customer_subscriptions.destroy
An existing customer_subscriptions object is deleted.
customers.create
A new customer is created.
customers.acquired
An existing customer status is set to acquired.
customers.repeat
An existing customer status is set to repeat.
customers.create_password
A new password for a customer is created.
customers.metadata_update
An existing customer metatdata are updated.
customers.destroy
An existing customers object is deleted.
exports.create
A new export is created.
exports.start
An existing export status is set to in_progress.
exports.complete
An existing export status is set to completed.
exports.interrupt
An existing export status is set to interrupted.
exports.destroy
An existing exports object is deleted.
external_promotions.create
An external promotion is created.
external_promotions.destroy
An existing external_promotions object is deleted.
fixed_amount_promotions.create
A fixed amount promotion is created.
fixed_amount_promotions.destroy
An existing fixed_amount_promotions object is deleted.
fixed_price_promotions.create
A fixed price promotion is created.
fixed_price_promotions.destroy
An existing fixed_price_promotions object is deleted.
free_gift_promotions.create
A free gift promotion is created.
free_gift_promotions.destroy
An existing free_gift_promotions object is deleted.
free_shipping_promotions.create
A free shipping promotion is created.
free_shipping_promotions.destroy
An existing free_shipping_promotions object is deleted.
gift_cards.create
A new gift card is created.
gift_cards.purchase
An existing gift card is purchased.
gift_cards.activate
An existing gift card status is set to active.
gift_cards.deactivate
An active gift card status is set to inactive.
gift_cards.redeem
An existing gift card status is set to redeemed.
gift_cards.destroy
An existing gift_cards object is deleted.
imports.create
A new import is created.
imports.start
An existing import status is set to in_progress.
imports.complete
An existing import status is set to completed.
imports.interrupt
An existing import status is set to interrupted.
imports.destroy
An existing imports object is deleted.
in_stock_subscriptions.create
A new in-stock subscription is created.
in_stock_subscriptions.activate
An existing in-stock subscription status is set to active.
in_stock_subscriptions.deactivate
An existing in-stock subscription status is set to inactive.
in_stock_subscriptions.notify
An existing in-stock subscription status is set to notified.
in_stock_subscriptions.destroy
An existing in_stock_subscriptions object is deleted.
orders.create
A new order is created.
orders.draft
An existing order status is set to draft.
orders.pending
An existing order status is set to pending.
orders.place
An existing order status is set to placed.
orders.approve
An existing order status is set to approved.
orders.cancel
An existing order status is set to cancelled.
orders.authorize
An existing order payment status is set to authorized.
orders.void
An existing order payment status is set to voided.
orders.pay
An existing order payment status is set to paid.
orders.refund
An existing order payment status is set to refunded.
orders.start_fulfilling
An existing order fulfillment status is set to in_progress.
orders.cancel_fulfilling
An existing order with fulfillment status in_progress is cancelled.
orders.fulfill
An existing order fulfillment status is set to fulfilled.
orders.rebuild_shipments
An existing order's shipments are rebuilt.
orders.destroy
An existing orders object is deleted.
order_copies.create
A new order copy is created.
order_copies.destroy
An existing orders order_copies object is deleted.
order_copies.start
An existing order copy started.
order_copies.fail
An existing order copy failed.
order_copies.complete
An existing order copy has been completed.
order_subscriptions.create
A new order subscription is created.
order_subscriptions.destroy
An existing orders order_subscriptions object is deleted.
order_subscriptions.activate
An existing order subscription has been activated.
order_subscriptions.deactivate
An existing order subscription has been deactivated.
order_subscriptions.cancel
An existing order subscription has been cancelled.
parcels.create
A new parcel is created.
parcels.destroy
An existing orders parcels object is deleted.
parcels.pre_transit
An existing parcel tracking status is set to pre_transit.
parcels.in_transit
An existing parcel tracking status is set to in_transit.
parcels.out_for_delivery
An existing parcel tracking status is set to out_for_delivery.
parcels.delivered
An existing parcel tracking status is set to delivered.
parcels.shipped
An existing parcel tracking status is set to shipped.
parcels.available_for_pickup
An existing parcel tracking status is set to available_for_pickup.
parcels.booked
An existing parcel tracking status is set to booked.
parcels.return_to_sender
An existing parcel tracking status is set to return_to_sender.
parcels.cancelled
An existing parcel tracking status is set to cancelled.
parcels.failure
An existing parcel tracking status is set to failure.
percentage_discount_promotions.create
A new percentage discount promotion is created.
percentage_discount_promotions.destroy
An existing percentage_discount_promotions object is deleted.
price_volume_tiers.create
A new price volume tier is created.
price_volume_tiers.destroy
An existing price_volume_tiers object is deleted.
refunds.create
A new refund is created.
returns.create
A new return is created.
returns.request
An existing return status is set to requested.
returns.pending
An existing return status is set to pending.
returns.approve
An existing return status is set to approved.
returns.reject
An existing return status is set to rejected.
returns.ship
An existing return status is set to shipped.
returns.receive
An existing return status is set to received.
returns.restock
An existing return's line items are restocked.
returns.destroy
An existing returns object is deleted.
shipments.upcoming
An existing shipment status is set to upcoming.
shipments.cancel
An existing shipment status is set to cancelled.
shipments.on_hold
An existing shipment status is set to on_hold.
shipments.picking
An existing shipment status is set to picking.
shipments.packing
An existing shipment status is set to packing.
shipments.ready_to_ship
An existing shipment status is set to ready_to_ship.
shipments.ship
An existing shipment status is set to shipped.
shipping_weight_tiers.create
A new shipping weight tier is created.
shipping_weight_tiers.destroy
An existing shipping_weight_tiers object is deleted.
stock_transfers.create
A new stock transfer is created.
stock_transfers.upcoming
An existing stock transfer status is set to upcoming.
stock_transfers.picking
An existing stock transfer status is set to picking.
stock_transfers.in_transit
An existing stock transfer status is set to in_transit
stock_transfers.complete
An existing stock transfer status is set to completed
stock_transfers.cancel
An existing stock transfer status is set to cancelled
stock_transfers.destroy
An existing stock_transfers object is deleted
voids.create
A new void transaction is created

Responding to webhook callbacks

The endpoint listening for webhooks has 5 seconds to respond with a 2xx (usually 200 ) response code, acknowledging a successful delivery. If the request times out or gets a response with a status code other than 2xx, it is considered failed.

Handling webhook failures

If a webhook fails (whatever the reason) Commerce Layer tries to fire it again up to 10 times. After 30 consecutive failures (retry failures included) no further calls to the related endpoint are made and the webhook has to be reset.
To let you properly handle this scenario and inspect the reasons for the failure, after 5 consecutive non-successful attempts a communication is sent to the owner of the organization.