I'm receiving data on a webhook URL as a POST request. Note that the content type of this request is application/x-www-form-urlencoded.

It's a server-to-server request. And On my Node server, I simply tried to read the received data by using req.body.parameters but resulting values are "undefined"?

So how can I read the data request data? Do I need to parse the data? Do I need to install any npm module? Can you write a code snippet explaining the case?

    If you are using Express.js as Node.js web application framework, then use ExpressJS body-parser.

    The sample code will be like this.

    var bodyParser = require('body-parser');
    app.use(bodyParser.json()); // support json encoded bodies
    app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({ extended: true })); // support encoded bodies
    // With body-parser configured, now create our route. We can grab POST 
    // parameters using req.body.variable_name
    // POST http://localhost:8080/api/books
    // parameters sent with'/api/books', function(req, res) {
        var book_id =;
        var bookName = req.body.token;
        //Send the response back
        res.send(book_id + ' ' + bookName);