EBS: How to Create a Web Post Using Zapier and Everbridge Suite


How to create a web post using Zapier and Everbridge Suite.


The steps below demonstrate how Zapier can send a web posting notification from Everbridge Suite to an external site, such as an RSS feed (the digg.com reader in this instance).

Creating the Custom URL

Choosing the Webhooks App
  1. Log in to a Zapier account and click the Make a Zap button from the top of the page.
  2. From the Built-in Apps section, click Webhooks.
Copying the Custom URL
  1. Select the radio button for Catch Hook.
  2. Click Save + Continue.
  3. Leave the text field for Pick off a Child Key blank, and click Continue.
  4. Click the Copy to clipboard button to copy the custom webhook URL, and then click OK, I did this.

Creating the Web Posting

Testing the Web Posting
  1. Log in to the Manager Portal and select the desired organization from the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the Settings tab from the top of the page.
  3. Click on Publishing Options from the left.
  4. Click Web Posting from the sub-menu.
  5. Click on the New Web Posting button.
  6. Paste the custom webhook URL into the URL text field.
  7. Enter the desired Display Name.
  8. Click Test to verify the URL is valid (the "status" will be "success").
  9. Click Save.
Create and send a test notification that uses this web post as a publishing option. NOTE: Don't forget to include at least one contact and a valid delivery method.
Successful Zapier Test
  1. Confirm the test was successful in Zapier by clicking Continue.

Sending to an RSS Feed

Choosing the RSS Action
  1. From the Built-in Apps section, choose RSS.
  2. Select the radio button for Create Item in Feed, and then click Save.
Setting Up RSS Information
  1. Enter the desired custom URL in the Feed URL text field.
  2. Choose Add Field Button from the Item Title text field, and select Title.
  3. Copy and paste the Feed URL using the Copy to clipboard button into the Source URL text field.
  4. Click the icon Add Field Button from the Content text field, and click Body.
  5. Enter "now" (without quotes) in the Pubdate text field.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Click Create & Continue.
  8. Click Finish.
  9. Name the Zap and turn it on.

Adding the Feed to Digg Reader

Adding the Feed to Digg Reader
  1. Log in to Digg Reader, and click Add from the lower left-hand corner.
  2. Paste the Feed URL you created into the Search or Enter a URL text field, and then press Enter.
  3. Click on the Add button from the right of the screen to add to the RSS feed.
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