The Defacto REST API offers webhooks to enable you to get real time notifications of changes in the status of the resources that we expose (invoices, loans, payments, etc.).
In a few words, a webhook is a mechanism that enables one HTTP API (the producer) to send a notification to another one (the consumer). When a notification is available, the producer calls an endpoint on the consumer's API with the content of the notification (usually a JSON object). The endpoint to be called must be specified in advance by the consumer, by creating a webhook subscription.
Webhooks can be used to:
- Trigger actions on IFTTT or Zappier
- Get live notifications on Slack
- Call endpoints on your own API so that you can react to changes in our system in real time.
Take a look at the left bar to see our guides on our webhooks.