This guide covers how to use ngrok to integrate your localhost app with TikTok by using Webhooks. TikTok webhooks can be used to notify an external application whenever specific events occur in your TikTok app.
By integrating ngrok with TikTok, you can:
- Develop and test TikTok webhooks locally, eliminating the time in deploying your development code to a public environment and setting it up in HTTPS.
- Inspect and troubleshoot requests from TikTok in real-time via the inspection UI and API.
- Modify and Replay TikTok Webhook requests with a single click and without spending time reproducing events manually in your TikTok account.
- Secure your app with TikTok validation provided by ngrok. Invalid requests are blocked by ngrok before reaching your app.
Step 1: Start your app
For this tutorial, we'll use the sample NodeJS app available on GitHub.
To install this sample, run the following commands in a terminal:
git clone https://github.com/ngrok/ngrok-webhook-nodejs-sample.git
This will get the project installed locally.
Now you can launch the app by running the following command:
The app runs by default on port 3000.
You can validate that the app is up and running by visiting http://localhost:3000. The application logs request headers and body in the terminal and responds with a message in the browser.