Introducing Webhook Policies

Security4me administrators are now able to add an extra layer of security to the payloads their webhooks send out.  They can do this by creating a webhook policy in the ‘Webhook Policies’ section of the Settings console.

A webhook policy defines the signing algorithm that 4me has to use to sign the payload of outbound webhook requests.  By getting 4me to sign each payload, the receiver can verify whether a payload was really created and signed by 4me and not by some other party.

Webhook policy in Edit mode

Multiple webhooks can be related to a webhook policy.

After a new webhook policy is saved for the first time, the administrator has a one-time opportunity to download its public key.  The hosts receiving payloads from the related webhooks will need this public key to decrypt the payloads from these webhooks.

New webhook policy in View mode

Because it is possible to create multiple webhook policies in a 4me account, administrators can create a separate webhook policy for each service provider to which their organization has outsourced the processing of webhooks.