Handling Webhook Events

Sample code for handling webhook events in Node.js.

Handling Events (Node.js)

The below example illustrates how to securely handle webhook events within your own applications. Each webhook call from the API includes a secure X-Terminal-Signature which is generated using your SECRET_KEY. To ensure integrity of each request you receive, you can complete a simple verification task as shown in the example below:

const crypto = require('crypto');
const SECRET_KEY = ""; //Your secret key

// Handle webhook event 
const handleEvent = (req, res) => {
		let webhook_signature = req.headers['X-Terminal-Signature']; //retrieve the request signature
		let {body} = req; // Retrieve the request's body
		let request_validation = verifyWebhookRequest(webhook_signature, SECRET_KEY, body); //Validate webhook request
			let {data, event} = body; //retrieve event type and data payload
				case "shipment.created":
					//Handle successful shipment creation event
				case "address.updated":
					//Handle successful address update event
					//Handle unknown event received
			//request is not valid API webhook
		console.log("Error occurred - %O", e)

* Verifies validity of webhook request.
* @params - signature - Signature hash received via webhook.
* @params - secret_key - API secret key.
* @params - body - Request payload received via webhook.
const verifyWebhookRequest = (signature, secret_key, body={}) => {
		let manual_hash_signature = crypto.createHmac('sha512', secret_key).update(JSON.stringify(body)).digest('hex'); //regenerate hash using secret key and webhook payload
		let request_valid = (signature === manual_hash_signature); //verify signature from webhook matches manual hash
		let valid_message = (request_valid) ? "Webhook request is valid" : "Invalid webhook request received";
		return {
			status: request_valid,
			message: valid_message
		console.log("An error occurred %O", e);
		return {
			status: false,
			message: "Unable to verify request"

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