# Building triggers

Triggers are a crucial part of any connector. They allow users of your connector to trigger recipes in Workato based on events in your target application. There are three types of triggers available in Workato:

  • Polling triggers
  • Static webhook triggers
  • Dynamic webhook triggers

Before we start, it is also important to get familiar with the different types of HTTP request methods. These HTTP request methods are what give life to the actions that you are building.

# General structure of triggers

You can find a full reference of the triggers key in our SDK reference.