You can receive webhook notifications when specific events happen in Orchest. For example, when a job fails. Whenever an events triggers, Orchest will send an HTTP request to your desired endpoint with a payload of information. For example:

  "delivered_for": {
    "name": "Test webhook",
    "verify_ssl": false,
    "content_type": "application/json",
    "uuid": "a1edb89c-1cfb-4086-8f75-ab073612c5bf",
    "type": "webhook"
  "event": {
    "type": "ping",
    "uuid": "08bd2a31-9b17-4d1b-83ba-b4538a970dee",
    "timestamp": "2022-06-02 16:12:25.242592+00:00"

To create a webhook, navigate to “Notification settings” in Orchest settings. The webhook dialog will ask for the following:

  1. Webhook URL: Where Orchest sends the HTTP requests to. Activate incoming webhooks on your desired channel (for example: Slack) and verify the connection with the “Test” button.

  2. Content type: Either application/json (default) or application/x-www-form-urlencoded.

  3. Webhook name (optional): A custom name for your webhook. This is helpful when creating multiple webhooks with similar URLs.

  4. Secret (optional): A secret string that you can use to verify the origin of the request (see below).

(You can read the source code of the webhook schema).

Verifying the webhook

The HTTP request of the webhook will contain additional headers that can verify the webhook is coming from Orchest.


The event type.


UUID of the delivery.


SHA-256 HMAC digest of the payload.

The following sample code verifies the payload signature is the same as the expected one from the webhook secret:

import hashlib
import hmac
import os

def verify_signature(payload, request_headers):
    Verify that the signature of payload is the same
    as the one expected from the stored webhook secret.
    if not isinstance(body, bytes):
        body = body.encode("utf-8")
    digest =
    expected_signature = digest.hexdigest()

    return hmac.compare_digest(