Webhook Integration

Enabling the Webhook Integration allows Frill to call a script on your server when one or more events happen in the Frill system. Webhooks can be thought of as event listeners or push notifications. They allow you to build or set up integrations, which subscribe to certain events on Frill.co. When one of those events is triggered, we'll send a HTTP POST payload to the webhook's configured URL. Webhooks can be used to update an external issue tracker, trigger CI builds, update support tickets, or even send alerts to your email address. 

Configuring webhooks can be done through the Frill Settings page. Simply log in, click on your profile avatar in the top header bar, then select Settings, then click on Webhooks.
Webhook Response
When Frill triggers a webhook URL on your site it will send data in the following format:
Parameter name Description
triggered_at Date / time the event was generated (UTC timezone)
event Event name - see table below
data Data associated with the event
data_type The type of the data


Event  Description
idea.created An Idea was created in Frill
idea.updated An Idea was update in Frill
idea.deleted An Idea was deleted in Frill
idea.archived Idea was archived
idea.statusChanged Idea status was changed
idea.roadmapChanged An idea was shown / hidden from the road map
idea.merged Idea was merged into another idea
idea.voted Someone voted on an idea
idea.unvoted Someone unvoted an idea / removed their vote
comment.created A comment was created
comment.updated A comment  was update
comment.deleted A comment  was update
A note was created
note.updated A note  was update
note.deleted A note was update
announcement.created An announcement was created
announcement.published An announcement was published
announcement.updated An announcement was update
announcement.deleted An announcement was delete
Authenticating Hooks
When Frill posts the webhook data to your server, it will also send a header that will contain a signature your server can use to check that the payload hasn't been tampered with and that the request actually came from Frill. 
To authenticate the hook you'll need the Webhook Secret from the Company Settings > Webhook page.
Here is an example of how to verify the signature (in PHP):
// $payload is the array of data send from Frill
// $webhookSecret is the API Key from the Frill Webhook Settings page
// $frillSignature is the Signature string sent as a HTTP Header
$payloadJson = json_encode($payload); 
$frillSignature = isset($_SERVER['HTTP_SIGNATURE']) ? $_SERVER['HTTP_SIGNATURE'] :
            (isset($_SERVER['SIGNATURE']) ? $_SERVER['SIGNATURE'] : '');

$computedSignature = hash_hmac('sha256', $payloadJson, $webhookSecret);

if ($computedSignature != $frillSignature) {
  die('Signatures do not match!');

// All good

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