Automate Alerts: Security Ninja Webhooks via Zapier

Integrating webhooks with third-party services can significantly enhance your site’s security and efficiency, and one of the most popular platforms for this purpose is Zapier.

By enabling webhooks in Security Ninja, you unlock the potential to connect with numerous services. This guide will walk you through integrating Security Ninja with Zapier.

Integrate Webhooks with Zapier

Step 1 – Create a New Zap

Create new Zap

Step 2 – Add a Trigger

This is what starts your Zap.

Choose Trigger

Step 3 – Add “Webhooks” by Zapier

Webhooks by Zapier

Click to open the trigger.

Catch Hook in Webhooks by Zapier

Step 4 – Choose “Catch Hook” as the Event

Catch Hooks

Step 5 – Insert the Zapier Webhook URL into Security Ninja

Place it in your plugin settings page under the “Events” tab.

Webhook URL

Ensure to activate the Webhook Events and select at least one event type to send to Zapier.

Webhook Events as of version 5.171

After saving your webhook URL and event selections, simply wait for an event to trigger. You’ll then see the events appear in Zapier. Below is an example of a failed login attempt captured by the “webhook_user_logins” event, showcasing how detailed each event notification can be. This includes the IP, User Agent, Source URL, plugin version, and other potentially unique event data.

Webhook event example

With Zapier, you have the flexibility to filter events using the Action and Event data. This allows you to direct different events to specific channels or documents based on your preferences—be it failed logins to your team’s Slack channel or updates notifications to a Google Doc for reference.

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