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Whenever any important changes happen in your Chargebee site, they are recorded as Events. Event contains data about affected resources and additional details such as when it occurred.

You could listen to the events in your application by configuring Webhook url and handle it based on the type of event. We post the event data as request body with content type set as application/json to your webhook url.

For example, when a subscription is cancelled due to non payment, an event "subscription_cancelled" is recorded and fired to your webhook url.

To mark a webhook notification successful, we expect the HTTP status code to be 200 from your webhook url. If we don't receive 200 response code, we retry calling your webhook with exponential time interval for next 2 days. You could also try resending it from our admin console.

API Version:

Chargebee supports multiple API versions now. The api_version attribute indicates the API version based on which the event content is structured. While processing webhooks, ensure the api_version is same as the API version used by your webhook server's client library.

Securing your Webhook URL:

You can have basic authentication for the webhook url.
  • In the Webhook Settings page (Settings > Webhooks), check the option My webhook URL is protected by basic authentication.
  • Enter Username and Password and click Update Webhook URL
OR
Generate a random key and have it as part of your webhook url
eg. http://yourapp.com/chargebee-webhook/cuktqaem0i2fkd5jt9cdtojcn9cvb3Y

In addition to securing your webhook, you can always fetch the event from Chargebee using Retrieve an Event API call.

Ensure that you keep the secrets secret :)

Sample event [ JSON ]

{ "api_version": "v1", "content": { "customer": { "account_credits": 0, "allow_direct_debit": false, "auto_collection": "on", "card_status": "no_card", "created_at": 1517506759, "excess_payments": 0, "id": "__test__5SK0bLNFRFuCIi8Nj", "object": "customer", "refundable_credits": 0, "taxability": "taxable" }, "subscription": { "created_at": 1517506759, "due_invoices_count": 0, "has_scheduled_changes": false, "id": "__test__5SK0bLNFRFuCIi8Nj", "object": "subscription", "plan_id": "plan1", "plan_quantity": 1, "started_at": 1517506759, "status": "in_trial", "trial_end": 1518802759, "trial_start": 1517506759 } }, "event_type": "subscription_created", "id": "ev___test__5SK0bLNFRFuCIipNm", "object": "event", "occurred_at": 1517506759, "source": "api", "user": "full_access_key_v1", "webhook_status": "scheduled" }

API Index URL GET

https://{site}.chargebee.com/api/v1/events
id
string, max chars=40
Uniquely identifies a event
occurred_at
timestamp(UTC) in seconds
Timestamp indicating when this event had occurred.
source
enumerated string, default=none
Source of the event
Possible values are
admin_consoleOperation made through the Chargebee admin UI.apiOperation made through the API.scheduled_jobOperation made through the Scheduled Jobs.hosted_pageOperation made through the Hosted Pages.
portalOperation made through Self-Serve Portal.systemOperation that are triggered by ChargeBee System.noneIf no source can be identified for an operation.js_apiOperation made through the JS API.migrationDeprecated.bulk_operationOperation that are triggerd through bulk operation.
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user
optional, string, max chars=150
The “user” that triggered the event. The value depends on the source attribute:
  • When source is admin_console: the email address of the user that triggered the event.
  • When source is api, js_api or bulk_operation: the name of the API key that was used to trigger the event.
  • When the source is external_service: the name of the service that called our webhook. Eg. ADYEN, STRIPE, AMAZON_PAYMENTS etc.
  • When the source is hosted_page or portal: the user attribute is not passed.

event_type
optional, enumerated string
The types of event provided by chargebee. Refer event types for all the event types provided by us currently.
api_version
optional, enumerated string, default=v1
The Chargebee API Version used for rendering this event content. While processing webhooks, ensure this version is same as the API version used by your webhook server's client library.
Possible values are
v1Chargebee API version V1.v2Chargebee API version V2.
content
jsonobject
The JSON data associated with this event. Has resources (subscription, invoice etc) based on the event type. These resources are structured based on the Chargebee API version indicated by the api_version attribute.
optional, list of webhook
Array of webhook call statuses: one for each of the webhooks configured for the site. This object is only available after the first webhook call for the event has completed or timed out. Also, creation/updation of the webhook object data is a queued operation and hence there can be an additional delay of up to 5 seconds.
Webhook attributes
id
string, max chars=40
Uniquely identifies a webhook
webhook_status
enumerated string
  • When the event resource is retrieved via API: Represents the status of the webhook call made to this webhook.
  • When the event resource is passed as part of a webhook call: The webhooks object is unavailable on the first webhook call for the event. For subsequent calls, this attribute holds the status from after the last retry.

Possible values are
not_configuredWebhook was not configured when this event occurredscheduledWebhook call has been scheduled.succeededWebhook call was successful.re_scheduledWebhook call has been rescheduled due failure(s) in previous call(s)failedWebhook call has been suspended after the all retries have resulted in failure.skippedSkipped as specified in requestnot_applicableWebhook call is not applicable for this event.

This is a list of the event types we currently support. We will continue to add more events moving forward. All events follow a uniform pattern - <resource>_<event_name>. The resources that will be present in the event content are provided beneath each event type's description.

Note: If consolidated invoicing is enabled, the attributes invoice.subscription_id and credit_note.subscription_id should not be used (as it will not be present if the invoice / credit note has lines from multiple subscriptions). Instead to know the related subscriptions, their line_items' subscription_id attribute should be referred.

customer_created
Triggered when a customer is created.
customer, card(optional)
customer_changed
Triggered when a customer is changed.
customer, card(optional)
customer_deleted
Triggered when a customer is deleted.
customer, card(optional), subscriptions(optional)
subscription_created
Triggered when a new subscription is created.
subscription, customer, card(optional), invoice(optional)
subscription_started
Triggered when a 'future' subscription gets started.
subscription, customer, card(optional), invoice(optional)
subscription_trial_ending
Triggered 6 days prior to the trial period's end date.
subscription, customer, card(optional)
subscription_activated
Triggered after the subscription has been moved from "Trial" to "Active" state.
subscription, customer, card(optional), invoice(optional)
subscription_changed
Triggered when the subscription's recurring items are changed.
subscription, customer, card(optional), invoice(optional)
subscription_cancellation_scheduled
Triggered when subscription is scheduled to cancel at end of current term.
subscription, customer, card(optional)
subscription_cancelling
Triggered 6 days prior to the scheduled cancellation date.
subscription, customer, card(optional)
subscription_cancelled
Triggered when the subscription is cancelled. If it is cancelled due to non payment or because the card details are not present, the subscription will have the possible reason as 'cancel_reason'.
subscription, customer, card(optional), invoice(optional)
subscription_reactivated
Triggered when the subscription is moved from `cancelled` `status` to `active` or `in_trial`.
subscription, customer, card(optional), invoice(optional)
subscription_renewed
Triggered when the subscription is renewed from the current term.
subscription, customer, card(optional), invoice(optional)
subscription_scheduled_cancellation_removed
Triggered when scheduled cancellation is removed for the subscription.
subscription, customer, card(optional)
subscription_shipping_address_updated
Triggered when shipping address is added or updated for a subscription.
subscription, customer, card(optional)
subscription_deleted
Triggered when a subscription is deleted.
subscription, customer, card(optional)
invoice_created
Event triggered (in the case of metered billing) when a "Pending" invoice is created that has usage related charges or line items to be added, before being closed. This is triggered only when the “Notify for Pending Invoices” option is enabled.
invoice
invoice_generated
Event triggered when a new invoice is created except when created with status as pending. For pending invoices, this event is triggered when the invoice is closed.
invoice
invoice_updated
Triggered when you make the following changes to a pending invoice - add a charge, add a non-recurring addon, or delete a line item.
invoice
invoice_deleted
Event triggered when an invoice is deleted.
invoice
subscription_renewal_reminder
Triggered 3 days before each subscription's renewal.
subscription, customer, card(optional)
transaction_created
Triggered when a transaction is recorded.
transaction
transaction_updated
Triggered when a transaction is updated. E.g. (1) When a transaction is removed, (2) or when an excess payment is applied on an invoice, (3) or when amount_capturable gets updated.
transaction
transaction_deleted
Triggered when a transaction is deleted.
transaction
payment_succeeded
Triggered when the payment is successfully collected.
transaction, invoice, customer, subscription(optional), card(optional)
payment_failed
Triggered when the payment collection fails.
transaction, invoice, customer, subscription(optional), card(optional)
payment_refunded
Triggered when a payment refund is made.
transaction, invoice, customer, subscription(optional), card(optional)
payment_initiated
Triggered when a payment is initiated via direct debit.
transaction, invoice, customer, subscription(optional), card(optional)
refund_initiated
Triggered when a refund is initiated via direct debit.
transaction, invoice, customer, subscription(optional), card(optional)
card_added
Triggered when a card is added for a customer.
customer, card(optional)
card_updated
Triggered when the card is updated for a customer.
customer, card(optional)
card_expiring
Triggered when the customer's credit card is expiring soon. Triggered 30 days before the expiry date.
customer, card(optional)
card_expired
Triggered when the card for a customer has expired.
customer, card(optional)
card_deleted
Triggered when a card is deleted for a customer.
customer, card(optional)

Retrieves list of events.


Sample Request
curl  https://{site}.chargebee.com/api/v1/events \
     -G  \
     -u {site_api_key}:\
     --data-urlencode limit=2 \
     --data-urlencode event_type[in]="["subscription_created","customer_created"]"
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curl  https://{site}.chargebee.com/api/v1/events \
     -G  \
     -u {site_api_key}:\
     --data-urlencode limit=2 \
     --data-urlencode event_type[in]="["subscription_created","customer_created"]"

Sample Response [ JSON ]

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{"list": [ {"event": { "api_version": "v1", "content": { "customer": { "account_credits": 0, "allow_direct_debit": false, "auto_collection": "on", "card_status": "no_card", "created_at": 1517506759, "excess_payments": 0, "id": "__test__5SK0bLNFRFuCIi8Nj", "object": "customer", "refundable_credits": 0, "taxability": "taxable" }, "subscription": { "created_at": 1517506759, "due_invoices_count": 0, "has_scheduled_changes": false, "id": "__test__5SK0bLNFRFuCIi8Nj", "object": "subscription", "plan_id": "plan1", "plan_quantity": 1, "started_at": 1517506759, "status": "in_trial", "trial_end": 1518802759, "trial_start": 1517506759 } }, "event_type": "subscription_created", "id": "ev___test__5SK0bLNFRFuCIipNm", "object": "event", "occurred_at": 1517506759, "source": "api", "user": "full_access_key_v1", "webhook_status": "scheduled" }}, {..} ]}

URL Format GET

https://{site}.chargebee.com/api/v1/events
limit
optional, integer, default=10, min=1, max=100
The number of resources to be returned.
offset
optional, string, max chars=1000
Determines your position in the list for pagination. To ensure that the next page is retrieved correctly, always set offset to the value of next_offset obtained in the previous iteration of the API call.
start_time
optional, timestamp(UTC) in seconds
Returns only the events that occured at/after this time.
end_time
optional, timestamp(UTC) in seconds
Returns only the events that occured at/before this time.
webhook_status
optional, enumerated string
Returns the events (occurred in the past 6 days) which has this status in any of the events' webhooks.
Note : To retrieve events which have occurred before the 6 day period, use the occurred_at(start_time/end_time) attribute.
Possible values are
not_configuredWebhook was not configured when this event occurredscheduledWebhook call has been scheduled.succeededWebhook call was successful.re_scheduledWebhook call has been rescheduled due failure(s) in previous call(s)failedWebhook call has been suspended after the all retries have resulted in failure.skippedSkipped as specified in requestnot_applicableWebhook call is not applicable for this event.
event_type
optional, enumerated string
Specify it if you need to fetch events of a particular type.
Possible values are
customer_createdSent when a customer is created. This event happens when only a new customer is created or when a customer is automatically created during new subscription creation.customer_changedSent when a customer is changedcustomer_deletedSent when a customer is deletedsubscription_createdSent when a new subscription is created.
subscription_startedSent when a 'future' subscription gets started at the scheduled date.subscription_trial_endingSent when the customer's trial period is about to end.subscription_activatedSent after the subscription has been moved from trial to active statesubscription_changedSent after the subscription's recurring items have been changedsubscription_cancellation_scheduledSent when subscription is scheduled to cancel at end of current termsubscription_cancellingSent when the customer's subscription is nearing it's scheduled cancellation date.subscription_cancelledSent when the subscription gets cancelled. If cancelled due to non payment or card not present, the subscription will have the possible reason as 'cancel_reason'.subscription_reactivatedSent when the subscription is moved from cancelled state to active or in_trial statesubscription_renewedSent when the subscription is renewed from the current term.subscription_scheduled_cancellation_removedSent when scheduled cancellation is removed for the subscription.subscription_shipping_address_updatedTriggered when shipping address is added or updated for a subscription.subscription_deletedSent when a subscription has been deletedinvoice_createdEvent triggered (in the case of metered billing) when a "Pending" invoice is created that has usage related charges or line items to be added, before being closed. This is triggered only when the “Notify for Pending Invoices” option is enabled.invoice_generatedEvent triggered when a new invoice is generated. In case of metered billing, this event is triggered when a "Pending" invoice is closed.invoice_updatedTriggered when the invoice’s shipping/billing address is updated, if the invoice is voided, or when the amount due is modified due to payments applied/removed.invoice_deletedEvent triggered when an invoice is deleted.subscription_renewal_reminderSent before each subscription's renewal based on plan's periodtransaction_createdTriggered when a transaction is recordedtransaction_updatedTriggered when a transaction is updated. E.g. (1) When a transaction is removed, (2) or when an excess payment is applied on an invoice, (3) or when amount_capturable gets updated.transaction_deletedTriggered when a transaction is deleted. payment_succeededSent when the payment is successfully collectedpayment_failedSent when attempt to charge customer's credit card failspayment_refundedSent when a payment refund is madepayment_initiatedSent when a payment is initiated via direct debitrefund_initiatedSent when a refund is initiated via direct debitcard_addedSent when a card is added for a customer.card_updatedSent when the card is updated for a customer.card_expiringSent when the customer's credit card is expiring soon. Sent 30 days before the expiry date.card_expiredSent when a card for a customer is expiredcard_deletedSent when a card is deleted for a customer
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always returned
Resource object representing event
next_offset
optional, string, max chars=1000
This attribute is returned only if more resources are present. To fetch the next set of resources use this value for the input parameter “offset”.

Retrieves a specific event identified by a unique event identifier.


Sample Request
curl  https://{site}.chargebee.com/api/v1/events/ev___test__5SK0bLNFRFuCIloNr \
     -u {site_api_key}:
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curl  https://{site}.chargebee.com/api/v1/events/ev___test__5SK0bLNFRFuCIloNr \
     -u {site_api_key}:

Sample Response [ JSON ]

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{"event": { "api_version": "v1", "content": {"customer": { "account_credits": 0, "allow_direct_debit": false, "auto_collection": "off", "card_status": "no_card", "created_at": 1517506760, "excess_payments": 0, "id": "__test__5SK0bLNFRFuCIkgNn", "object": "customer", "refundable_credits": 0, "taxability": "taxable" }}, "event_type": "customer_created", "id": "ev___test__5SK0bLNFRFuCIloNr", "object": "event", "occurred_at": 1517506760, "source": "api", "user": "full_access_key_v1", "webhook_status": "scheduled" }}

URL Format GET

https://{site}.chargebee.com/api/v1/events/{event_id}
always returned
Resource object representing event

Sample admin console URL

https://{site}.chargebee.com/admin-console/events/123x