Failing webhook validation

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I am trying to integrate webhook validation flow found here :

but the hmac that i calculate is not matching with the hamc sent in header, i have few questions regarding that, our app is PUBLIC app. Please help us with these questions:

1 - The secret key that I am using is the API secret key that we got prom out public apps dashboard, it looks something like this `cf188XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX7`, should i use this key or some other key.
2- As i can see from the documentation that the secret is not encoded(python example), but we need to encode the secret otherwise it throws a error that `a byte or bytearray objcet is expected`.
3- The data that we need to send is the whole body including the headers and all, or only some part of the body should be sent.

4 - Below is our code implementation (This is always returning 401 unauthorized):

import base64
import hashlib
import hmac

def verify_webhook_1(data, hmac_header, SECRET):
digest ='utf-8'), data.encode('utf-8'), hashlib.sha256).digest()
computed_hmac = base64.b64encode(digest)

return hmac.compare_digest(computed_hmac, hmac_header.encode('utf-8'))

if not verify_webhook_1(msg.body, shopify_headers['x-shopify-hmac-sha256'],
raise AuthenticationFailed()
except Exception as ex:


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#!/usr/bin/env python
import os
import hmac
import hashlib
import base64
import json
import flask

SECRET: str = os.environ.get("YOUR_APP_SECRET") # or the hash from the admin webhooks panel

app = flask.Flask(__name__)

def verify_wh(data: bytes, hmac_header: str) -> bool:
    if not hmac_header:
        return False
    digest =, data, hashlib.sha256).digest()
    computed_hmac = base64.b64encode(digest)
    return hmac.compare_digest(computed_hmac, hmac_header.encode())

@app.route("/webhook", methods=["POST"])
def recieve_webhook():
    data: dict = flask.request.get_json(force=True)
    headers: dict = flask.request.headers
    verified = verify_wh(flask.request.get_data(), headers.get("X-Shopify-Hmac-Sha256"))
    if not verified:
        return flask.make_response(flask.jsonify(message="NOT VERIFIED"), 401)
    return flask.make_response(flask.jsonify(message="SUCCESSFUL"), 200)


Maybe this helps:)


Best regards,