Mattermost supports webhooks to easily integrate external applications into the server.
Use incoming webhooks to post messages to Mattermost public channels, private channels, and direct messages. Messages are sent via an HTTP POST request to a Mattermost URL generated for each application and contain a specifically formatted JSON payload in the request body.
Outgoing webhooks will send an HTTP POST request to a web service and process a response back to Mattermost when a message matches one or both of the following conditions:
Outgoing webhooks are supported in public channels only. If you need a trigger that works in a private channel or a direct message, consider using a slash command instead.
Note: To prevent malicious users from trying to perform phishing attacks a BOT indicator appears next to posts coming from webhooks regardless of what username is specified.