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Integrating Actors via API

Learn how to integrate with other Actors and tasks using the Apify API.

You can integrate Actors via API using the Create webhook endpoint. It's the same as any other webhook, but to make sure you see it in Apify Console, you need to make sure of a few things.

  • The requestUrl field needs to point to the Run Actor or Run task endpoints and needs to use their IDs as identifiers (ie. not their technical names).
  • The payloadTemplate field should be valid JSON - ie. it should only use variables enclosed in strings. You will also need to make sure that it contains a payload field.
  • The shouldInterpolateStrings field needs to be set to true, otherwise the variables won't work.
  • Add isApifyIntegration field with the value true. This is a helper that turns on the Actor integration UI, if the above conditions are met.

Not meeting the conditions does not mean that the webhook won't work; it will just be displayed as a regular HTTP webhook in Apify Console.

The webhook should look something like this:

"requestUrl": "<integration-actor-id>/runs",
"eventTypes": ["ACTOR.RUN.SUCCEEDED"],
"condition": {
"actorId": "<actor-id>",
"shouldInterpolateStrings": true,
"isApifyIntegration": true,
"payloadTemplate": "{\"field\":\"value\",\"payload\":{\"resource\":\"{{resource}}\"}}",

It's usually enough to just include the resource field in the payload template, but some Actors might also need other fields. Keep in mind that the payloadTemplate is a string, not an object.