Webhooks and Asynchronous Notifications

The Nightfall API supports the ability to send asynchronous notifications when findings are detected as part of a scan request.

The supported destinations for these notifications include external platforms, such as Slack, email, or url to a SIEM log collector as well as to a webhook server.

Nightfall issues notifications under the following scenarios:

  • to notify a client about the results of a file scan request. File scans themselves are always performed asynchronously because of complexity relating to text extraction and data volume.

  • to notify a client about results from a text scan request. Although results are already delivered synchronously in the response object, clients may configure the request to forward results to other platforms such a webhook, SIEM endpoint, or email through a policy.

To create a webhook you will need to access your webhook Signing Key and then set up a create a webhook server.

For more information on how webhooks and asynchronous notifications are used please see our guides on:

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