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A very simple webhook server launching shell scripts.
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A very simple webhook server to launch shell scripts.


Run the following command:

$ go get -v

Or download the binary regarding your architecture:

$ sudo curl -s | bash

Or use Docker:

$ docker run -d --name=webhookd \
  --env-file .env \
  -v ${PWD}/scripts:/var/opt/webhookd/scripts \
  -p 8080:8080 \

Check the provided environment file .env for details.

Note that this image extends docker:dind Docker image. Therefore you are
able to interact with a Docker daemon with yours shell scripts.


Directory structure

Webhooks are simple scripts dispatched into a directory structure.

By default inside the ./scripts directory.
You can override the default using the APP_SCRIPTS_DIR environment variable.


|--> /github
  |--> /
  |--> /
|--> /
|--> ...

Webhook URL

The directory structure define the webhook URL.
The Webhook can only be call with HTTP POST verb.
If the script exists, the HTTP response will be a text/event-stream content
type (Server-sent events).


The script: ./scripts/foo/


echo "foo foo foo"
echo "bar bar bar"
$ curl -XPOST http://localhost/foo/bar
data: Hook work request "foo/bar" queued...

data: Running foo/bar script...

data: foo foo foo

data: bar bar bar

data: done

Webhook parameters

You have several way to provide parameters to your webhook script:

  • URL query parameters and HTTP headers are converted into environment
    Variable names follows "snakecase" naming convention.
    Therefore the name can be altered.

    ex: CONTENT-TYPE will become content_type.

  • Body content (text/plain or application/json) is transmit to the script as


The script:


echo "Query parameter: foo=$foo"
echo "Header parameter: user-agent=$user_agent"
echo "Script parameters: $1"
$ curl --data @test.json http://localhost/echo?foo=bar
data: Hook work request "echo" queued...

data: Running echo script...

data: Query parameter: foo=bar

data: Header parameter: user-agent=curl/7.52.1

data: Script parameter: {"foo": "bar"}

data: done

Webhook timeout configuration

By default a webhook as a timeout of 10 seconds.
This timeout is globally configurable by setting the environment variable:
APP_HOOK_TIMEOUT (in seconds).

You can override this global behavior per request by setting the HTTP header:
X-Hook-Timeout (in seconds).


$ curl -XPOST -H "X-Hook-Timeout: 5" http://localhost/echo?foo=bar

Post hook notifications

The script's output is collected and stored into a log file (configured by the
APP_WORKING_DIR environment variable).

Once the script executed, you can send the result and this log file to a
notification channel. Currently only two channels are supported: Email and HTTP.

HTTP notification

HTTP notification configuration:

Note that the HTTP notification is compatible with
Mailgun API.

Email notification

SMTP notification configuration:

  • APP_SMTP_NOTIFIER_HOST=localhost:25

The log file will be sent as an GZIP attachment.

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