Webhook functionality


Is there anything in the roadmap to add Webhook functionality? I’m thinking that setting up a webhook notification could be a nice way to integrate a visitor sign in system at a school with the digital signage. When the webhook comes in, maybe the data could be added into a dataset and then this data could be displayed in a region.


Please do take a look at our recent developmental preview for the 3.0 version of Xibo, which includes the foundations for interactivity, which include Touch and webhook functionality: https://blog.xibo.org.uk/3-0-0-alpha-released/


We’re specifically avoiding having any data payloads in the web hook - unfortunately this is just too insecure for us to make a general purpose feature. Imagine the horror stories of someone finding the webhook URL and posting a load of data to it which you definitely did not want to be displayed.

Instead all of the data to be shown must pre-exist in the Layout/Widget that the hook triggers.

Webhook functionality doesnt really worked for me!. I have tried to swtich from LayoutA to B, triggering the action at LayoutA with the code of LayoutB (It should play a video), using the CMS via XMR (using the triggering web hook option over the display menu option) or using a QR bar code scanner device (QR url image with the url access to trigger locally the event) connected to the Android or Windows displays to trigger the action via http://localhost:9696/trigger=code_layout and nothing happens, excepts that sometimes it opens the xibo info display. I tried with, localhost and also the private dhcp IP address of the screen display which has the Xibo Client 3.06 (running and connected to the CMS 3.14 docker version) . Any ideas why?