Integrate Slack with Elasticsearch and Kibana.
Our step-by-step guide to setting up and integrating Slack with Elasticsearch and Kibana to receive instant notifications.
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- What will this accomplish?
- Configure Slack and Elastic Cloud to send notifications.
- Is there an easier way?
- Manual counts and analysis of data behavior using pen and paper?
- So why would I read this?
- To learn both how and why to alert specific behavior in Kibana.
Add incoming webhooks to Slack channel
- Why Slack?
- Slack is an instant messaging platform that uses channels to share information with a group of people or a team.
- What are Incoming Webhooks?
- Incoming Webhooks are a simple way to post messages from apps into Slack.
From your browser:
- Browse to: https://companyname.slack.com/apps
- Click the Find essential apps button
- Search for and select Incoming WebHooks
- Click Add to Slack
- Copy the Webhook URL
- Select the channel to post alerts to
- Click Add incoming Webhooks integration
Configuring Elastic Cloud
Step 2 of 2
Configure Elastic Cloud to send alerts by Slack.
- Why an alert?
- To periodically check when data goes above or below a certain threshold within a given time interval.
- What's for?
- To be instantly informed of specific data behavior from kibana.
From Elastic Cloud:
- Browse to the desired Deployment
- Select the Security page
- Click the Create settings button
- Enter the Setting name which is xpack.notification.slack.account.slackaccountname.secure_url.
- Enter the Secret which is the Webhook URL copied from Slack.
You should now be able to send alerts with Slack from kibana Watcher.
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