A CMS platform allows you to create clean, fast and modern websites having the latest features that help the users to create and centrally manage the entire digital presence for a consistent user experience across various touchpoints. If you have plans to identify valuable customer segments and create personalized tailored messages to shape individual journeys and of course drive revenues the Sitefinity is the best CMS.
With Sitefinity 12.2 release, the company is now looking at some of the new features that can help businesses to make a big difference in their journey. Sitefinity development is constantly growing and it innovates, optimizes and automates to get more work done in less time. One such long term vision of Sitefinity development is a fully headless feature, not only in terms of the architecture, but also in terms of extending the out of the box capabilities via the functionalities and micro-services outside the Sitefinity code base.
Sitefinity 12.2 offers a great means to set up webhooks that can be triggered on specific events. This means that various integrations can be tested and developed as standalone micro services which are outside of Sitefinity CMS for modularity as well as scalability.
Webhook allows the users to subscribe to different Sitefinity events and when a particular event is registered by the EventHub system, the data of that particular event are sent to the URL that are registered in the Webhook. The URL can be the one of an external system or application that can be integrated with Sitefinity CMS. The Webhook allows you to develop this without writing the codes in Sitefinity CMS.
Webhooks are widely used for integration and automation and it is used in service hooks in Azure DevOps, setting up GitHub webhooks in Jenkins or even linking BitBucket repositories to the JIRA project. The EventHub is one of the biggest collection of exposed events in Sitefinity CMS that serves as a uniform and central mechanism for subscribing and publishing the events. The webhook feature allows you to subscribe to different CMS events and then trigger the follow up actions in applications and external systems that you are willing to integrate or sync with Sitefinity.
You can also add an extra level of security by hashing the request body. The webhook computes a hash based message authentication code, that needs to be verified on the receiving end, ensuring that the request comes from a trusted source like Sitefinity CMS. You can have your CMS talk to third party or your own apps or services without having to write a single code in Sitefinity.
Webhooks are just starting in Sitefinity 12.2, and Sitefinity developers in India should try to make the best use of it by integrating it with external apps and services that are key to your business workflow. As Webhooks continue to grow, so are the ways to extend the CMS by choosing technologies that are not only comfortable to work with, but are also the best tool for the project in hand.
To conclude, webhooks are tools that sees a collection of apps and services that sync with Sitefinity CMS or even trigger a follow up action when the event takes place. If you are an admin, you may try to define an endpoint whenever an event occurs in Sitefinity. In this way, you will be able to sync the external assets with the CMS and build some extra functionalities that are outside the Sitefinity code base.