Slack Notifications

If your organization uses the Slack team communications platform, you can configure Meridian to send notices to any Slack channel via an incoming webhook. You must configure an incoming webhook in your Slack team and do a bit of manual configuration to your Meridian instance.

First, add the following bit of XML to the notificationCommands.xml configuration file (no customization should be needed):

<command binary="false">
  <name>slack</name>
  <execute>org.opennms.netmgt.notifd.SlackNotificationStrategy</execute>
  <comment>class for sending messages to a Slack team channel for notifications</comment>
  <argument streamed="false">
    <switch>-subject</switch>
  </argument>
  <argument streamed="false">
    <switch>-tm</switch>
  </argument>
</command>

Then create a new file called slack.properties in the opennms.properties.d directory with the following contents (customizing values as appropriate):

org.opennms.netmgt.notifd.slack.webhookURL=https://hooks.slack.com/services/AEJ7IIYAI/XOOTH3EOD/c3fc4a662c8e07fe072aeeec

Restart OpenNMS so that the slack.properties file will be loaded. Your new slack notification command is now available for use in a destination path.

Additional Options

The following table lists optional properties that you may use in slack.properties to customize your Slack notifications.

To improve the layout, the property names have been shortened to their final component; you must prepend org.opennms.netmgt.notifd.slack. when using them.
Table 1. Additional parameters for the Slack notification strategy
Parameter Description Required Default value Example

channel

Specify a channel or private group other than the one targeted by the webhook

optional

Webhook default

NetOps

username

The username to associate with the notification posts

optional

None

OpenNMS_Bot

iconEmoji

An emoji sequence to use as the icon for the notification posts

optional

No icon

:metal:

iconURL

The URL of an image to use as the icon for the notification posts

optional

No icon

https://example.org/assets/icon.png

useSystemProxy

Should the system wide proxy settings be used? Configure the system proxy settings via system properties.

optional

true

true

For more information on incoming webhooks in Slack, see Slack API.