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Hookdeck CLI

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Using the Hookdeck CLI, you can forward your events (e.g. webhooks) to your local web server with unlimited free and permanent event URLs. Your event history is preserved between sessions and can be viewed, replayed, or used for testing by you and your teammates.

Hookdeck CLI is compatible with most of Hookdeck's features, such as filtering and fan-out delivery. You can use Hookdeck CLI to develop or test your event (e.g. webhook) integration code locally.

Although it uses a different approach and philosophy, it's a replacement for ngrok and alternative HTTP tunnel solutions.

Hookdeck for development is completely free, and we monetize the platform with our production offering.

For a complete reference, see the CLI reference.

hookdeck-noaccount-localhost.mp4

Installation

Hookdeck CLI is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux for distros like Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, and CentOS.

NPM

Hookdeck CLI is distributed as an NPM package:

npm install hookdeck-cli -g

macOS

Hookdeck CLI is available on macOS via Homebrew:

brew install hookdeck/hookdeck/hookdeck

Windows

Hookdeck CLI is available on Windows via the Scoop package manager:

scoop bucket add hookdeck https://github.com/hookdeck/scoop-hookdeck-cli.git
scoop install hookdeck

Linux Or without package managers

To install the Hookdeck CLI on Linux without a package manager:

  1. Download the latest linux tar.gz file from https://github.com/hookdeck/hookdeck-cli/releases/latest
  2. Unzip the file: tar -xvf hookdeck_X.X.X_linux_amd64.tar.gz
  3. Run the executable: ./hookdeck

Docker

The CLI is also available as a Docker image: hookdeck/hookdeck-cli.

docker run --rm -it hookdeck/hookdeck-cli version
hookdeck version x.y.z (beta)

If you want to login to your Hookdeck account with the CLI and persist credentials, you can bind mount the ~/.config/hookdeck directory:

docker run --rm -it -v $HOME/.config/hookdeck:/root/.config/hookdeck hookdeck/hookdeck-cli login

Then you can listen on any of your sources. Don't forget to use host.docker.internal to reach a port on your host machine, otherwise that port will not be accessible from localhost inside the container.

docker run --rm -it -v $HOME/.config/hookdeck:/root/.config/hookdeck hookdeck/hookdeck-cli listen http://host.docker.internal:1234

Usage

Installing the CLI provides access to the hookdeck command.

hookdeck [command]

# Run `--help` for detailed information about CLI commands
hookdeck [command] help

Commands

Login

Login with your Hookdeck account.

hookdeck login

Login is optional, if you do not login a temporary guest account will be created for you when you run other commands.

Listen

Start a session to forward your events to an HTTP server.

hookdeck listen <port-or-URL> <source-alias?> <connection-query?>

Hookdeck works by routing events received for a given source (i.e., Shopify, Github, etc.) to its defined destination by connecting them with a connection to a destination. The CLI allows you to receive events for any given connection and forward them to your localhost at the specified port or any valid URL.

Each source is assigned a Event URL, which you can use to receive events. When starting with a fresh account, the CLI will prompt you to create your first source. Each CLI process can listen to one source at a time.

Contrary to ngrok, Hookdeck does not allow to append a path to your event URL. Instead, the routing is done within Hookdeck configuration. This means you will also be prompted to specify your destination path, and you can have as many as you want per source.

The port-or-URL param is mandatory, events will be forwarded to http://localhost:$PORT/$DESTINATION_PATH when inputing a valid port or your provided URL.

Listen to all your connections for a given source

The second param, source-alias is used to select a specific source to listen on. By default, the CLI will start listening on all eligible connections for that source.

$ hookdeck listen 3000 shopify

๐Ÿ‘‰  Inspect and replay events: https://dashboard.hookdeck.com/cli/events

Shopify Source
๐Ÿ”Œ Event URL: https://events.hookdeck.com/e/src_DAjaFWyyZXsFdZrTOKpuHnOH

Connections
Inventory Service forwarding to /webhooks/shopify/inventory
Orders Service forwarding to /webhooks/shopify/orders


โฃพ Getting ready...

Listen to a subset of connections

The 3rd param, connection-query can be used to filter the list of connections the CLI will listen to. The connection query can either be the connection alias or the path

$ hookdeck listen 3000 shopify orders

๐Ÿ‘‰  Inspect and replay events: https://dashboard.hookdeck.com/cli/events

Shopify Source
๐Ÿ”Œ Event URL: https://events.hookdeck.com/e/src_DAjaFWyyZXsFdZrTOKpuHnOH

Connections
Inventory Service forwarding to /webhooks/shopify/inventory


โฃพ Getting ready...

Viewing and interacting with your events

Event logs for your CLI can be found at https://dashboard.hookdeck.com/cli/events. Events can be replayed or saved at any time.

Logout

Logout of your Hookdeck account and clear your stored credentials.

hookdeck logout

Skip SSL validation

If you are developing on an SSL destination, and are using a self-signed certificate, you can skip the SSL validation by using the flag --insecure. You have to specify the full URL with the protocol when using this flag.

This is dangerous, and should only be used in development scenarios, and for desitnations that you trust.

hookdeck --insecure listen https://<url-or-url:port>/

Version

Print your CLI version and whether or not a new version is available.

hookdeck version

Completion

Configure auto-completion for Hookdeck CLI. It is run on install when using Homebrew or Scoop. You can optionally run this command when using the binaries directly or without a package manager.

hookdeck completion

Running in CI

If you want to use Hookdeck in CI for tests or any other purposes, you can use your HOOKDECK_API_KEY to authenticate and start forwarding events.

$ hookdeck ci --api-key $HOOKDECK_API_KEY
Done! The Hookdeck CLI is configured in project MyProject

$ hookdeck listen 3000 shopify orders

๐Ÿ‘‰  Inspect and replay events: https://dashboard.hookdeck.com/cli/events

Shopify Source
๐Ÿ”Œ Event URL: https://events.hookdeck.com/e/src_DAjaFWyyZXsFdZrTOKpuHnOH

Connections
Inventory Service forwarding to /webhooks/shopify/inventory


โฃพ Getting ready...

Manage active project

If you are a part of multiple project, you can switch between them using our project management commands.

$ hookdeck project list
My Project (current)
Another Project
Yet Another One

$ hookdeck project use
Use the arrow keys to navigate: โ†“ โ†‘ โ†’ โ†
? Select Project:
    My Project
    Another Project
  โ–ธ Yet Another One

Selecting project Yet Another One

$ hookdeck whoami
Using profile default
Logged in as Me in project Yet Another One

You can also pin an active project in the current working directory with the --local flag.

$ hookdeck project use --local
Use the arrow keys to navigate: โ†“ โ†‘ โ†’ โ†
? Select Project:
    My Project
    Another Project
  โ–ธ Yet Another One

Selecting project Yet Another One

This will create a local config file in your current directory at myproject/.hookdeck/config.toml. Depending on your team's Hookdeck usage and project setup, you may or may not want to commit this configuration file to version control.

Developing

Build from source by running:

go build

Testing against a local API

When testing against a non-production Hookdeck API, you can use the --api-base and --ws-base flags, e.g.:

./hookdeck-cli --api-base http://localhost:9000 --ws-base ws://localhost:3003 listen 1234

Also if running in Docker, the equivalent command would be:

docker run --rm -it \
    -v $HOME/.config/hookdeck:/root/.config/hookdeck hookdeck/hookdeck-cli \
    --api-base http://host.docker.internal:9000 \
    --ws-base ws://host.docker.internal:3003 \
    listen \
    http://host.docker.internal:1234

License

Copyright (c) Hookdeck. All rights reserved.

Licensed under the Apache License 2.0 license.