Simple Ways to Make Webhook Security Better

Track: Web and Front-end
Webhooks are a simple and powerful way for services to notify each other that something interesting has happened. So much so that it became the most popular mechanism for communicating events. While webhooks give us power and flexibility, they rely heavily on the listener to enforce security. In this session, we will learn the most common, interesting, and challenging patterns across 100+ webhook implementations, and learn some simple ways to make webhook security better (for providers and consumers).
Scott McAllister
Scott McAllister is a Developer Advocate for ngrok. He has been building web applications in several industries for over a decade. Now he's helping others learn about a wide range of web and infrastructure technologies. When he's not coding, writing or speaking he enjoys long walks with his wife, skipping rocks with his kids, and is happy whenever Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders FC, Manchester City, St. Louis Cardinals, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Bulls, Seattle Storm, Seattle Seahawks, OL Reign FC, St. Louis Blues, Seattle Kraken, Barcelona, Fiorentina, Borussia Dortmund or Mainz 05 can manage a win.