Strapi Webhook for Redeploying Frontend

I’m trying to get strapi to trigger a re-deploy of my app using DigitalOcean’s API.

Specifically I’m using the{app-id}/deployments POST endpoint but although I can authenticate correctly the request is rejected for some reason. It appears Strapi is sending a body along with the request which DigitalOcean rejects. Below is the error message I receive back from DigitalOcean.

{ statusCode: 400, message: "{\"id\":\"invalid_argument\",\"message\":\"unknown field \\\"event\\\" in apps.CreateDeploymentRequest\"}\n" }

Has anyone managed to get this working?

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Having the exact same issue with another CMS (Hygraph) and webhooks.

It seems that when a webhook is triggered by an external source (CMS, Zapier, other server etc) the apps.CreateDeploymentRequest fails because the external source will usually pass along some other data i.e Hygraph passes the following…

  "operation": "publish",
  "data": {
    "__typename": "Page",
    "id": "clblk3v8909xv0b2o3s95k8l4",
    "stage": "PUBLISHED"

and i receive the following reply from digital oceans API

"{\"id\":\"invalid_argument\",\"message\":\"unknown field \\\"operation\\\" in apps.CreateDeploymentRequest\"}\n"

This seems like a fairly serious issue with Digital Ocean webhooks

Bobby Iliev
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February 11, 2022


Does this work if you try to run the following POST request using curl directly:

curl \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
    -H "Authorization: Bearer TOKEN" \
    "<app_id>/deployments" \
    -XPOST \
    -d '{"force_build": true}