[✅ Solution] Sending data from Tape to an external app via webhooks?

So in the section shown in the image, how do I activate the webhook?
I set up a make webhook and verified it, but I can’t get it to switch from inactive to active.
Am I missing something? I don’t really know a lot about webhooks tbh. Just how to map the data when I get it in automations.

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Hi @DB_Looper

You need to go through a verification process for the webhook, so in your case, you are using Make to receive the data so set your webhook in Make to run once then click the verify button next to the webhook in Tape:
melotte.consulting 2023-12-31 at 07.01.09@2x

this will send a verification request to Make so go back to Make and grab the info that has been sent:

you now need to send the information back into Tape so it knows it is a verified webhook you can do this by running curl request from your machine (replace with your information):

curl -X POST https://api.tapeapp.com/v1/hook/{hook_id}/verify/validate \
  -u user_key_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJqdGkiOiJgWH512r_vv73vv73vv71cdTAwMTAiLCJzY29wZSI6InVrX3YxIiwidHlwZSI6IlVTRVJfQVBJX0tFWSJ: \
  -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
  --data '{
    "code": "f43d05e6"

Once Tape gets the correct information the webhook status will change to Active:

More details can be found here: Webhook | Tape Developers (tapeapp.com)

Hope that helps


Alright, I thought I had it because the webhook changed to active, but now when i try and redetermine the data structure in make to read the tape app data sent when a new record is created, It keeps coming through as a verify instead of record.created. So i can’t see any of the app data fields in make.

Thats strange my test updates:

Although often in Make I find I have to do the redetermine and then a run once (then create a new record again) for the updated payload to be visible in Make.

So maybe I am just missing something in the instructions here, because I do get the webhook events that show like yours, with the record_id and revision_id. What I am missing is all of the field data from the app. Like say i want to create a record in a google sheet, I need the field data to come from tape into make to be able to map it, but im not getting the fields from tha app

You are not missing anything your next stage in Make would be to make a call back to tape with the record ID that you now have:

Record | Tape Developers (tapeapp.com)


How would the verification work with MS Teams? I doubt I have a chance to directly confirm the verification via Teams. I probably need some layer in between?

(I know how I can do it with a layer in between - but is there a smarter way with Teams directly?)

I have spoken with Dirk separately however I think it is important to post here for future readers.

You would not use an App level/developer Webhook to send data from Tape into MS Teams.

In fact the chances are most people will never use it, it would be a little like using a sledge hammer on a nail in most situations.

This very simple automation will send a message to Slack:

and the method is similar to send to Teams (although a little more complex).


Just to add - my use case is to get informed about failed automations. So I probably need to do a little workaround:

  • Send the app level / dev webhook to a tape app designated for it.
  • Create a customized webhook on creation of the record, just as @Jason explained.

This will help to be informed about failing automations in tape.