Is there any REST API which can create the alert on a SharePoint List?

We have a customized website which user can view files on SharePoint, but when user want to subscribe to a folder or file changes, I couldn't find any REST API to do so. Currently user can only go to SharePoint site, select the file or folder and click "Alert me" to create a new alert. Can I do this for user through a REST API call?

I found there are some information of CSOM API, but I can't find any REST API related to alerts.

  • Have you found a solution to this?
    – superigno
    Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 6:50
  • @superigno No, I didn't. We don't use built in alert function anymore, instead we implement our own subscription function.
    – Nier
    Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 7:07

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SharePoint webhooks enable developers to build applications that subscribe to receive notifications on specific events that occur in SharePoint. When an event is triggered, SharePoint sends an HTTP POST payload to the subscriber. Webhooks are easier to develop and consume than Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services used by SharePoint Add-in remote event receivers because webhooks are regular HTTP services (Web API)

Check this link : SharePoint webhook

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    Thanks for your answer. I also found this webhook when I doing my research, but this is not exactly what I want. If I use webhook method to do the alert function, I have to handle user's subscription by my own. What I really want is to use alert function which is built in SharePoint already.
    – Nier
    Commented Mar 28, 2018 at 1:21

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