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    Cisco Spark API Web Hook Utility Library for Node JS.

    This library parses an incoming Cisco Spark API web hook and emits events based on the content. This library does not interface with the Spark API and is intended to simplify functions around web hook parsing and authenticating HMAC secured web hooks only.

    Example: (embedded into an express.js app)

    "use strict";
    var Webhook = require('node-spark-webhook');
    var express = require('express');
    var bodyParser = require('body-parser');
    var path = require('path');
    var webhook = new Webhook();
    // add events
    webhook.on('request', function(hook) {
      console.log('%s.%s web hook received', hook.resource, hook.event)
    var app = express();
    // add route for path that which is listening for web hooks'/spark', webhook.listen());
    // start express server
    var server = app.listen('3000', function () {
      console.log('Listening on port %s', '3000');


    npm install --save node-spark-webhook

    Initialization / Config

    The constructor accepts an optional options object.

    var Webhook = require('node-spark-webhook');
    var options = {
      secret: 'My HMAC Secret',
      reqObjProp: 'params'
    var webhook = new Webhook(options);

    Options Object

    • secret : If specified, the incoming web hook will be authenticated before being processed through the webhook.listen() function.
    • reqObjProp : Property of request object where the string or JSON object of the incoming body is parsed to. If not specified, defaults to "body". Some Connect based libraries (Express/Restify/etc) alter this location based on their defaults and which extensions you have enabled. Typically, if not "body", "params" is the request property where the body is passed.



    Returns a function with properties req and res. When embedded in a connect based web app such as express.js, allows easy processing and validation (including HMAC if secret is specified) of an incoming web hook. Once validated, emits events based on the web hook's resource value.

    webhook.auth(payload, signature, secret [, callback]))

    Should you simply need to authenticate a web hook, you can access the auth function directly.

    • payload : request body in JSON or string format
    • signature : HMAC signature retrieved from the 'x-spark-signature' header property
    • secret : The secret used when creating the web hook from the Spark API
    • callback : (optional) If specified executes a callback with properties (err, body). If not specified, returns a promise fulfilled with the body, or rejected with the error.


    The library will emit events based on the value of the resource property of the incoming webhook. For example, to capture a new room membership:

    webhook.on('memberships', function(event, membershipObj, req) {
      if(event == 'created') {
        console.log('%s added to room', membershipObj.personDisplayName);

    Note: The web hooks you receive depend on how you originally created the web hook from the Spark API.

    Additionally, a more generic event named "request" is triggered on every validated web hook. This event returns a single property that contains the request body as an object. For example:

    webhook.on('request', function(hook, req) {
      console.log('%s.%s web hook received', hook.resource, hook.event)


    This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

    You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program. If not, see


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