What are Subscribers?

Webhook subscribers are individuals or organizations that have opted to receive updates from a particular provider through webhooks. These subscribers, who are typically the provider's customers or users of their platform, establish a subscription with the provider's application in order to receive webhooks. Each subscription allows the subscriber to specify one or more endpoints, or URLs, where they wish to receive webhooks for specific events. These events can range from simple notifications, such as a new user signing up, to more complex updates, such as a change in a user's account status. The subscriber can also manage their subscriptions and endpoints, for example by adding or removing them as needed. Through webhook subscriptions, subscribers can stay informed about important updates and changes from the provider's application in real-time, without the need to repeatedly check for updates.

What can Subscribers do?

As a webhook subscriber, you have several controls at your disposal to help manage your webhooks. These controls allow you to customize your subscription to suit your specific needs and preferences. Some of the key controls include:

  1. Endpoint management: You can specify one or more endpoints, or URLs, where you wish to receive webhooks. This allows you to route webhooks to different systems or applications depending on the event.

  2. Event selection: Providers allow you to choose the events you want to receive by adding them to your endpoint. For example, you may only want to receive webhooks for updates related to a specific user or account.

  3. Authentication: Some providers may require you to use a signing secret or SSL to receive your webhook. This would be in the form of a secret token.

  4. Retries and Error handling: Some providers may allow you to set retry policies or error handling options to ensure that webhooks are delivered successfully.

  5. Notifications: Some providers may allow you to set whether you receive notifications for webhook events (failure notifications for example).

These controls give webhook subscribers the flexibility and granularity to manage their webhooks, and to configure them to suit their specific needs and preferences. Webhooks provide an efficient and real-time way for subscribers to receive updates from the providers' applications, and these controls make them even more powerful.

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