Get started with Webhooks


Webhooks provide real-time, event-driven communication within Umbraco. Seamlessly integrated, these lightweight, HTTP-based notifications empower you to trigger instant actions and synchronize data. With its different extension points, you can tailor these webhooks to fit a broad range of requirements.

Getting Started

From here we can create a webhook, by clicking the Create webhook button, which will take you to the Create webhook screen:


The Url should be the endpoint you want the webhook to send a request to, whenever a given Event is fired.


Events are when a given action happens, by default there are 5 events you can choose from.

  • Content Published - This event happens whenever some content gets published.

  • Content Unpublished - This event happens whenever some content gets unpublished

  • Content Deleted - This event happens whenever some content gets deleted.

  • Media Deleted - This event happens whenever a media item is deleted.

  • Media Saved - This event happens whenever a media item is saved.

Content type

If you have selected a Content or Media event, you can specify if you only want your webhook to fire with a given Document or Media type.

For example, if you have selected Content Published event. You can then specify that you only want the webhook to fire, when the content is of a given content type.


You can specify custom headers, that will be sent with your request.

For example you could specify Accept: application/json, security headers, etc.


Umbraco webhooks have been configured with some defaults, such as default headers or some events that send a payload. In this section, we will take a look at those.

Json payload

For example, the Content Published event will also send the given content that triggered the event. The json from is the same as the Content Delivery Api, an example of such a json object:

  "Name": "Root",
  "CreateDate": "2023-12-11T12:02:38.9979314",
  "UpdateDate": "2023-12-11T12:02:38.9979314",
  "Route": {
    "Path": "/",
    "StartItem": {
      "Id": "c1922956-7855-4fa0-8f2c-7af149a92135",
      "Path": "root"
  "Id": "c1922956-7855-4fa0-8f2c-7af149a92135",
  "ContentType": "root",
  "Properties": {}

however, the Content deleted does not send the entire content as JSON, instead, it sends the Id of the content like so:

  "Id": "c1922956-7855-4fa0-8f2c-7af149a92135"


By default, webhook requests will include 3 headers

  • user-agent: Umbraco-Cms/{version}, where version is the current version of Umbraco.

  • umb-webhook-retrycount: {number of retries}, where number of retries, is the current retry count for a given webhook request.

  • umb-webhook-event: {Umbraco.event}, where event is the event that triggered the request, for example for Content published: umb-webhook-event: Umbraco.ContentUnpublish

Configuring Webhooks

Adding more events

To add more than the default events to Umbraco, you can leverage the provided IUmbracoBuilder and IComposer interfaces. Below is an example of how you can extend the list of available webhook events using a custom WebhookComposer:

using Umbraco.Cms.Core.Composing;

public class CustomWebhookComposer : IComposer
    public void Compose(IUmbracoBuilder builder)
            .AddCms(cmsBuilder =>
                // Add your custom events here

This is a list of all the current events that are available through Umbraco. If you want them all enabled, you can use the following:


Webhook settings

Webhook settings can be configured in your appsettings.*.json and is in the Umbraco::CMS section, like so:

  "Umbraco": {
    "CMS": {
      "Webhook": {
        "Enabled": true,
        "MaximumRetries": 5,
        "Period": "00:00:10",
        "EnableLoggingCleanup": true,
        "KeepLogsForDays": 30
  • Enabled - Whether or not webhooks are enabled.

  • MaximumRetries - How many retries a given webhook request will do.

  • Period - The period to wait between checks of any webhook requests needing to be fired.

  • EnableLoggingCleanup - Whether of not to enable webhook log cleanup.

  • KeepLogsForDays - How many days to keep webhook logs for.

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