Git Webhook Configuration


Argo CD will poll git repositories every three minutes for changes to the manifests. To eliminate this delay from polling, the API server can be configured to receive webhook events. Argo CD supports git webhook notifications from GitHub, GitLab, and BitBucket. The following explains how to configure a git webhook for GitHub, but the same process should be applicable to other providers.

1. Create the webhook in the git provider

In your git provider, navigate to the settings page where webhooks can be configured. The payload URL configured in the git provider should use the /api/webhook endpoint of your Argo CD instance (e.g. https://argocd.example.com/api/webhook). Input an arbitrary value in the secret. The same value will be used when configuring the webhook in step 2.

Add Webhook

2. Configure Argo CD with the webhook secret

In the argocd-secret kubernetes secret, configure one of the following keys with the git provider webhook secret configured in step 1.

Provider K8s Secret Key
GitHub github.webhook.secret
GitLab gitlab.webhook.secret
BitBucket bitbucket.webhook.uuid

Edit the Argo CD kubernetes secret:

kubectl edit secret argocd-secret

TIP: for ease of entering secrets, kubernetes supports inputting secrets in the stringData field, which saves you the trouble of base64 encoding the values and copying it to the data field. Simply copy the shared webhook secret created in step 1, to the corresponding GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket key under the stringData field:

apiVersion: v1
kind: Secret
  name: argocd-secret
  namespace: argocd
type: Opaque

  # github webhook secret
  github.webhook.secret: shhhh! it's a github secret

  # gitlab webhook secret
  gitlab.webhook.secret: shhhh! it's a gitlab secret

  # bitbucket webhook secret
  bitbucket.webhook.uuid: your-bitbucket-uuid

After saving, the changes should take affect automatically.