Webhooks are a crucial part of API development, allowing for real-time reactions to various events across different systems, such as when a Stripe Payment is made, or when a GitHub issue is created.

Advantages of using Trigger.dev for webhooks

Webhooks can be difficult to work with, especially when developing locally. We make them far easier to use with our Integrations.

  • You don’t need to register/unregister for webhooks, we do it for you
  • We receive the webhook, then keep trying to send it to you until you receive it. If your server goes down, no problem.


There are three ways to use webhooks with Trigger.dev:

  1. Use one of our built-in Integrations, such as GitHub. We’ll take care of registering the webhook for you.
  2. Use our HTTP endpoints and HTTP triggers to subscribe to any webhooks you want. This is useful if you want to use a service that we don’t have an Integration for.
  3. Create your own Integration that registers for webhooks.


import { Job } from "@trigger.dev/sdk";
import { Github, events } from "@trigger.dev/github";

//GitHub integration with API Key (it supports OAuth too)
const github = new Github({
  id: "github",
  token: process.env.GITHUB_API_KEY!,

  id: "critical-issue-alert",
  name: "Critical Issue Alert",
  version: "0.1.0",
  //When a GitHub issue is modified on the triggerdotdev/trigger.dev repo
  trigger: github.triggers.repo({
    event: events.onIssue,
    owner: "triggerdotdev",
    repo: "trigger.dev",
  //include any integrations you want to use
  integrations: {
  //this function gets executed when the webhook is received
  run: async (payload, io, ctx) => {
    await io.logger.info(`Action was ${payload.action}`);