Black Knight Inc. has rolled out a new webhooks component for its Optimal Blue application programming interface (API) platform that will boost lender efficiencies and workflow automation by providing real-time access to advanced secondary marketing capabilities.
Accessible via the Optimal Blue API Developer Portal, API webhooks publish event-based notifications directly to a subscriber, providing a simple way to deliver real-time data about transactions that take place within Black Knight’s Optimal Blue platform.
While APIs have historically included a request followed by a response, no request is required for a webhook, Black Knight says. Rather, API webhooks intuitively deliver data when it becomes available, saving time and effort. The tool provides real-time notifications on lock requests, concessions, extensions, profile and product changes, relocks and more.
“Our expanding universe of APIs is essential to our continuous innovation,” explains Scott Happ, president of Black Knight Secondary Marketing Technologies. “The new webhooks component of our Optimal Blue API platform is the next step, saving our clients valuable time and effort by eliminating the need to request data. Webhooks take automation one step further and deliver up-to-date, relevant details directly to the user.”
The initial launch features two components: documentation and a self-serve configuration dashboard. The documentation page provides details about all events available for subscription, with the corresponding business definition and the complete schema payload for each event. The self-serve dashboard can be configured based on a client’s personal preferences and can maintain specific notification URLs.