App failing hmac verification for webhook

App failing hmac verification for webhook

Shopify Partner
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Hi, My node app is failing the hmac verification for mandatary webhooks. Is there a solution for this problem.

this is the code for webhook in my app
  shopify.processWebhooks({ webhookHandlers: PrivacyWebhookHandlers })

I have looked almost everywhere and wasted a lot of time on this, Please help out if you know a solution or a workaround for this.

Replies 2 (2)

Shopify Partner
379 57 55

hi @vscode,

To verify the payload sent from Shopify you need to match the hash of the request body from the webhooks payload. 
Keep in mind the request body has to be the raw buffer from the HTTP request before getting parsed by body parser or any json parser. I made a middleware that passes the raw buffer along with the parsed body to my middleware layer. you need the client secret of your app to calculate the hash from the raw request body.
Shopify gives you the hash value you should expect in the header as "X-Shopify-Hmac-Sha256". You need to compare your calculated hash value a the hmac given from Shopify end.

I'm sharing my hmac verification code below

Pass the raw body along with the parsed body
            express.raw({ type: 'application/json' }),
            (req: RawBodyRequest, res: Response, next: NextFunction) => {
                req.rawBody = req.body;
                req.body = JSON.parse(req.body);

get hmac from request header

async function webhookMiddleware(
    req: RawBodyRequest,
    res: Response,
    next: NextFunction
): Promise<Response | void> {
    try {
        const shopUrl = req.headers['x-shopify-shop-domain'];
        const shopifyHmac = req.headers['x-shopify-hmac-sha256'] as string;

        if (!shopUrl || !shopifyHmac)
            throw new HttpException(400, 'Invalid request headers');
        if (!req.rawBody) throw new HttpException(400, 'Invalid request body');
        # Business logic

        if (!verifyHmac(req.rawBody, shopifyHmac, apiSecrate))
            throw new HttpException(400, 'Unauthorized request');

        # Business logic

    } catch (error: any) {
        return res.status(404).json({
            status: 404,
            message: error.message || 'Something went wrong!',


Varify hmac

function verifyHmac(bodyBuffer: Buffer, hmac: string, apiSecrate: string) {
    const calculatedHmac = crypto
        .createHmac('sha256', apiSecrate)
    return calculatedHmac === hmac;

I'm adding Shopify's documentation pages link below
Webhook docs - Shopify 
Verify webhooks -Shopify 

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Shopify Partner
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Does this work with shopify's node template that uses shopify.processWebhooks({ webhookHandlers: PrivacyWebhookHandlers }) to process the webhooks?