Custom API Calls

Learn how to make Custom API calls with Alloy Embedded

Overview

Alloy Embedded supports over 270 (and counting) apps. Unfortunately, we don't have everything. As such, situations arise that may require you to API calls beyond the blocks we support natively.

How it Works

To get started with the Custom API block, add it to your workflow as seen below. The Custom API bock requires you configure the following:

  • URL: The place to send the HTTP request
  • Request Method: The type of method you are making (i.e. GET, POST, etc)
  • Headers: Any request headers you'd like to provide
  • Body: Any body data to send along
Custom API Block is found under Utilities

Custom API Block is found under Utilities

You can easily configure the Custom API block authentication (we support basic auth, header auth, and no auth). Use the Variable Selector to map fields accordingly.

Alloy X-Headers

Whenever you make a request using the Custom API block, Alloy Embedded attachs the following headers:

ParameterDescription
X-Alloy-WorkflowIdThe workflowId of the workflow where this request originated from
X-Alloy-UserIdThe current userId the workflow is being invoked for
X-Alloy-BlockNameThe starting event block that triggered the workflow
X-Alloy-BlockTypeThe starting event block type (i.e. Shopify) that triggered the workflow
X-Alloy-ExecutionUuidThe unique identifier for the current execution. Useful if you want to rerun an execution after the fact

Wrapping Up

In this article, we took a look at how to use the Custom API block to make HTTP requests.