Webhooks Overview

Adobe Workfront Document Webhooks defines a set of API endpoints through which Workfront makes authorized API calls to an External Document Provider. This allows anyone to create a middleware plugin for any document storage provider.

The user experience for webhook-based integrations will be similar to that of existing document integrations, such as Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox. For example, a Workfront user will be able to perform the following actions:

  • Navigate the folder structure of the external document provider
  • Search files
  • Link files into Workfront
  • Upload files to the external document provider
  • View a thumbnail for the document

Reference Implementation

To help jumpstart the development of a new webhooks implementation, Workfront provides examples of a reference implementation. These exampless can be found at https://github.com/Workfront/webhooks-app. The examples are Java-based and allow Workfront to connect documents on a network file system.

The resources on GitHub are examples only, and are not able to execute an implementation.


  • Version 1.0 (Release Date - May, 2015): Initial Specification

  • Version 1.1 (Release Date - June, 2015). Updated /uploadInit - Added documentId and documentVersionId

  • Version 1.2 (Release Date - October, 2015): Added /createFolder

  • Upcoming versions (Release Date - TBD):

    • Added /delete
    • Added /rename
    • Added /serviceInfo
    • Added /customAction
    • Add pagination and parentId to /search