Create webhook actions on rules in Azure IoT Central

This topic applies to builders and administrators.


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Webhooks enable you to connect your IoT Central app to other applications and services for remote monitoring and notifications. Webhooks automatically notify other applications and services you connect whenever a rule is triggered in your IoT Central app. Your IoT Central app sends a POST request to the other application's HTTP endpoint whenever a rule is triggered. The payload contains device details and rule trigger details.

Set up the webhook

In this example, you connect to RequestBin to get notified when rules fire using webhooks.

  1. Open RequestBin.

  2. Create a new RequestBin and copy the Bin URL.

  3. Create a telemetry rule or an event rule. Save the rule and add a new action.

    Webhook creation screen

  4. Choose the webhook action and provide a display name and paste the Bin URL as the Callback URL.

  5. Save the rule.

Now when the rule is triggered, you see a new request appear in RequestBin.


When a rule is triggered, an HTTP POST request is made to the callback URL containing a json payload with the measurements, device, rule, and application details. For a telemetry rule, the payload looks like the following:

    "id": "ID",
    "timestamp": "date-time",
    "device" : {
        "name":  "Refrigerator1",
        "simulated" : true,
        "deviceId": "deviceID",
            "id": "ID",
                "location":"One Microsoft Way"

    "rule": {
        "id": "ID",
        "name": "High temperature alert",
        "enabled": true,
        "deviceTemplate": {
    "application": {
        "id": "ID",
        "name": "Contoso app",

Known limitations

Currently there is no programmatic way of subscribing/unsubscribing from these webhooks through an API.

If you have ideas for how to improve this feature, post your suggestions to our Uservoice forum.

Next steps

Now that you've learned how to set up and use webhooks, the suggested next step is to explore building workflows in Microsoft Flow.