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Webhooks are URLs that allow triggering actions in a system. Rahti supports webhooks to trigger rebuilds. This means that each BuildConfig is listening to a particular URL that includes a secret (more about that later), and that when this URL is called, a build will be triggered for a default branch.

Default branch name

In Rahti the default branch name is master. Branches named otherwise (e.g. GitHub's default value main) will be ignored, so make sure that both sides use the same branch name.

There are few types of formats supported: Generic, GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket. This means that if the source code of the application is in Gitlab, the Gitlab URL type is the one that should be filled in Gitlab's side.


Using the command line

First, it is necessary to find the secret, in the BuildConfig (in this case called serveimg-generate) look for the GitHub secret:

oc get bc/serveimg-generate -o yaml
  - github:
      secret: <secret>
    type: GitHub

When the BuildConfig is configured to be triggered by the webhook, and the corresponding secret exists, the webhook URL can be found by using the command oc describe:

$ oc describe bc/serveimg-generate
Name:                serveimg-generate
Webhook GitHub:

Using the web interface

In the Application Console, go to Builds > Builds, select your build and go to the Configuration tab. Find the GitHub URL and copy it:

OKD Triggers

Set Webhooks in GitHub

Finally, go to GitHub, go to the repository where the code is, and in Settings > Webhooks, click on "Add webhook".

GitHub Webhooks

The GitHub WebHook payload URL is the URL above with <secret> replaced with the value of spec.triggers.github[secret] above, and the content type is application/json. Leave the filed Secret empty.

Add webhook

Last update: November 24, 2023