Disable live link username and password testing webhooks

Issue Summary

I’m trying to test Stripe webhooks using a live link URL, however, the webhook is failing with a 401 because of the live link site’s username and password. Can this be disabled or worked around in some way?

Troubleshooting Questions

  • Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular?
    Its for all local sites.

  • Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser?


Create local site, turn on live links, put live like URL into Stripe webhook URL field, send test webhook, note the failure.

System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used?

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?

    • For example: macOS Catalina or Windows 10 Professional
      macOS Big Sur
  • Attach the Local Log. See this Community Forum post for instructions on how to do so:

I don’t think it’s possible currently. It would definitely be useful for webhooks. I’m trying to achieve this with Paypal currently and have ended up writing another small proxy to be able to bypass the authentication!

That said, why not use the Stripe CLI for this particular use case? It handles local webhooks beautifully.

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