ep_webhooks

1.0.10 • Public • Published

ep_webhooks

Webhooks for Etherpad Lite.

WORK IN PROGRESS

While it's somewhat useful, work is in progress. See the TODO below. Any ideas and contributions are welcome, see the TODO section first.

Configuration

In your Etherpad Lite settings.json:

  "ep_webhooks": {
    "apiKey": "superSecretAPIkeySentInXApiKeyHeader",
    "caCert": "-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----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\nR3jc3Y4rDxpM56PM9r3c19aKOYc=\n-----END CERTIFICATE-----"
    "pads": {
        "update": ["https://mydomain.com/api/internal/notifications/pads/update"]
    }
  }
  • Where the pads.update configures webhook for pads.update event. See the "Supported hooks" section.
  • You can specify multiple urls, each of them will be called on the event.
  • The hook endpoint can authorize the call by verifying the secret in the X-API-KEY header
  • The caCert is optional, it enables you to provide a CA certificate in case you call a service which has a certificate that is not in the Node.JS trusted list by default, like self-signed certificates.

Supported hooks

pads.update

Hook is called when any of the pads is updated. Payload contains the id-s of the pads that have been modified and user id-s of authors and last revision number of that user.

Sample HTTP request made by ep_webhooks to the registered hook url:

POST https://mydomain.com/api/notifications/pads/update
X-API-KEY: supersecretApiKeyForTheMasses
{
    pads: {"pad1":[{"userId": "2e904907-a763-461b-8327-75a0d3fc6d93", rev:3}, {"userId": "2e80db42-8146-48dc-bbfd-a192684c2513", rev: 3}], "pad2":[{"userId":"c9d946f7-1e50-4f93-b205-daa00f2937d2", rev:2}], "pad3":[{"userId": "2e80db42-8146-48dc-bbfd-a192684c2513", rev: 4}]}
}

TODO

  • Create API to register and de-register hooks instead of EP settings.json configuration.
  • Back-off mechanism on errors - if a hook call fails too much, just stop sending or retry, but increase retry delay with each failure.
  • Define method for telling ep_webhooks to temporarily delay calling registered hook.
    • Maybe overkill? You can register/de-register if you want to.
    • For example response headers or HTTP response code. Useful when your system is under heavy load and you want to temporarily delay messages for a longer period of time.

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Install

npm i ep_webhooks

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