Webhooks are a way for the OFN system to send messages to another system that supports it.

To set this up you require API access granted by an administrator.

Permitted users may subscribe to certain events, by providing a unique URL address (or endpoint) for the other system. When the relevant event occurs, a message is sent with a payload containing data about the event. This message is sent as a HTTP request to the provided URL, with a JSON body in a format such as this:

  "id": "374e0a40-f1d4-410c-9dc3-965baddde66b",
  "at": "2023-02-07 17:12:45 +1100", // this is expected to be updated to ISO format (as seen below)
  "event": "order_cycle.opened",
  "data": {
    "id": 3813,
    "name": "Another test order cycle",
    "orders_open_at": "2023-02-07T17:10:00.000+11:00",
    "orders_close_at": "2023-02-08T12:00:00.000+11:00",
    "coordinator_id": 2515,
    "coordinator_name": "David's Dev Shop"

Error handling

If there is an error sending the webhook, it will be retried later. We use Sidekiq's default schedule, which means it will perform 25 retries over approximately 20 days, with an exponential backoff.

Therefore if the receiving system is unavailable for a time, the webhook will be delivered at a delayed time.

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