Azure Dev Ops Webhook Setup for Contentful

Trigger an Azure Dev Ops pipeline with a webhook from Contentful

Thu, 27 Oct 2022

It was a little bit of a pain to get Azure’s webhook system integrated with contentful. Hopefully this will help someone out in the future

Head over to your organization in contentful. Once there go to Settings -> Webooks and create a new webhook

For the URL, go to your build inside of Azure Dev Ops. Open it up until you get to this screen


Once at this screen copy the url, it should look something like this**YOUR ORG/Your Project**/_apis/build/builds?definitionId=7

Paste that into the contentful URL section and then append this at the end &api-version=6.1-preview.6

If done correctly, your URL should look like**YOUR ORG/Your Project**/_apis/build/builds?definitionId=7&api-version=6.1-preview.6.

Next up we want a token. Go to this page to generate a PAT**Your Org**/_usersSettings/tokens.

Click on New Token and fill out the form. Pick a memorable name, as for expiration you can set it to be infinite but thats not secure. I usually set my tokens for Contentful to expire every 90 days.

As for the Scope, you want Build - Read and Execute as options.

For Azure, we need to use basic authentication which requires a Base64 encoded string. The format is usually Basic user:password. For azure there is no user, just a token. The format will be Basic :TOKEN. You can use your encoder of choice, I use this online one here

Go to that link, hit Encode at the top, input this in the field - ":TOKEN", be sure to remove the ". Copy this value to your clipboard

Scroll down to the Headers section and add a Secret Header. The Header name will be Authorization and the value will be Basic ENCODED_TOKEN where ENCODED_TOKEN is the string we copied to our clipboard from the step above

After this, select whichever triggers you want for this webhook and then you should be good to send triggers to start your pipeline

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