We have just launched a new update to our AfterShip webhooks. We are supporting AWS API gateway with IAM authentication as a webhook receiver.

What's IAM authetication?

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a web service that you can use to manage users and user permissions under your AWS account.

In simple words, developers use IAM authentication as a more secured way to receive webhooks requests from external parties. Ask your developers for more info as it goes pretty technical 🤘. Learn more about IAM authentication

How it works?

What you need to do is very straight forward, you can add your webhook URL together with IAM authentication token and secret into AfterShip settings > notifications > webhooks using the following format:

https://webhooks.aftership.com/aftership/amazon-iam?url=(your_webhook_url)&token=(token)&secret=(secret)

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