How Can I Debug My Channels Webhooks?

Developing and testing WebHooks triggered from a hosted service like Pusher can be tricky. But there are a number of tools that can help you.

Was the WebHook triggered?

The best way to check if a WebHook was actually triggered is to look at the Pusher Debug Console. It will tell you:

  1. If the WebHook was triggered

  2. What the HTTP status code was from the WebHook endpoint

Capturing WebHooks

There are a few handy tools that you can use to simply capture HTTP requests. These are very useful when working with WebHooks. For example,

Developing locally

The best solution for allowing WebHooks from Pusher to access your local development server it so use ngrok. It provides you with a public URL that you can set as your WebHook endpoint and proxies the WebHook call to your local development server.


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