Using API Information and Webhooks

API information shows you the API ID for each field in a form and your account's API key.

To see the API information of a form:

  1. Log in and go to Forms.
  2. To the right of the form, hover over More and click API Information.
TIP! Our API docs are a great place to learn all about the Wufoo API.

API Key

You'll need your API key to use the Wufoo API. Your API key is unique to your account and grants access to your data, so make sure to keep it protected the same way you'd protect your password.

If you need to reset your API key, just click Reset. This is a good option if you're changing API permissions in your organization.

If you reset your API key, any applications or integrations using your key will get an authentication error. To fix it, add the new key into your code.

API IDs

Each field in your form has a unique API ID to use in API calls. API IDs are super useful when you need to customize confirmation emails, or when using URL modifications to pre-populate a form.

Webhooks

Webhooks automatically send form data to other applications the moment someone submits your form. Since they don't use any API requests, they won’t count towards your API request limits.

To add a webhook to a form:

  1. Log in and go to Forms.
  2. To the right of the form, hover over Edit and click Add Notifications.
  3. Click the dropdown menu and choose WebHook.
  4. Click Add Integration.
  5. Enter your WebHook URL—the URL where Wufoo should send the HTTP POST.
  6. Enter your WebHook Handshake Key (optional).
  7. To include metadata about your form's fields, click Include Field and Form Structures with Entry Data.
  8. Click Save.
How to find your API keys, and field IDs or set a form to send field metadata to a webhook.

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