Managing webhooks

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Webhooks are user-defined HTTP POST callbacks. They provide a lightweight mechanism for letting remote applications receive push notifications from JIRA, without requiring polling. For example, you may want any changes in JIRA bugs to be pushed to a test management system, so that they can be retested.

(info) Please read the JIRA Webhooks page (JIRA developer documentation) for detailed information on how to configure JIRA webhooks, including a description of the events, how to register a webhook via the REST API, examples, and more. This page only contains instructions on how to use the Webhooks user interface in the JIRA administration console.

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Managing webhooks in JIRA

  1. Log in as a user with the JIRA Administrators global permission.
  2. Choose > System. Select Advanced > Webhooks to open the Webhooks page, which shows a list of all existing webhooks.
  3. Here's a few tips on using this page:
    • Click the summary of the webhook in the left 'Webhooks' column to display the details of the webhook. You can edit, delete and disable it via the details panel.
    • Deleting a webhook removes it permanently. If you just want to prevent it from firing, disable the webhook instead.

Screenshot: Webhooks displayed in the JIRA administration console

Last modified on Jun 23, 2017

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