Introducing version 3 of Webhook signatures
Announced: October 25, 2021
In order to help protect our partners and customers, HubSpot signs outgoing requests (such as those for webhooks or CRM cards) so that you can verify that the request did actually come from HubSpot. Following the latest security best-practices, we are adding two new headers to outgoing HubSpot requests to OAuth Apps - X-HubSpot-Signature-v3 and X-HubSpot-Request-Timestamp. Prior versions of the X-HubSpot-Signature header will continue to be included for backward compatibility. OAuth Apps can use the request signature to verify whether received requests are actually from HubSpot.
We are adding two new headers to outgoing requests: X-HubSpot-Signature-v3, X-HubSpot-Request-Timestamp.
To verify the signature, developers will need to perform the following steps:
- Reject the request if the timestamp is older than 5 minutes.
- Create a utf-8 encoded string that concatenates together the following: requestMethod + requestUri + requestBody + timestamp. The timestamp is provided by the new X-HubSpot-Request-Timestamp header.
- Create an HMAC SHA-256 hash of the resulting string using the application secret as the secret for the HMAC SHA-256 function.
- Base64 encode the result of the HMAC function.
- Compare the hash value to the signature. If they're equal then this request has been verified as originating from Hubspot. We recommend using constant-time string comparison to guard against timing attacks.
These new headers are available now.
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