Receiving 3rd party webhooks on a locally hosted web app
I spent today integrating Paddle into Readership. Readership isn’t hosted anywhere publicly available yet, so I needed a way to feed Paddle’s webhooks to a URL on localhost.
Enter UltraHook. Having used it for a few hours, I really can’t fault it. It’s lightweight, it’s stable and it just works.
Getting up and running is a 3 step process if you already have Ruby installed:
1. Install it:
1$ gem install ultrahook
2. Configure it (you get an API key when you sign up):
1$ echo "api_key: YOUR_API_KEY" > ~/.ultrahook
3. Run it:
1$ ultrahook paddle-alerts 8888/api/v1/paddle/alerts/new
The command in step 3 tells UltraHook to listen for webhooks
http://paddle-alerts.USERNAME.ultrahook.com and forward them to
localhost:8888/api/v1/paddle/alerts/new on your machine. All that’s left to do is to tell the service you’re receiving webhooks from to send them to the generated