Error handling

Problems may arise when processing API requests. This should handled in a consistent way across across all API endpoints. When an error occurs, the webhook provider do the following:

  • Include an error code in the response header. Error codes include:
    • 403 - Forbidden. Indicates that either the request tokens are missing or invalid, or that credentials associated with the tokens don’t have access to the specified resource. For OAuth-based webhook providers, Workfront will attempt to retrieve new access tokens.
    • 404 - Not found. Indicates that the specified file or folder doesn’t exist.
    • 500 - Internal Server Error. Any other type of error.
  • Describe the error in the response body using the following format:


status: “error”

error: “Sample error message”


This article last updated on 2017-06-21 21:20:29 UTC