Chat rooms were widely used in the early days of the internet, instant messengers replaced them afterwards and they are getting popular again with a much focused use: team communication.
It is really handy to have all the members of a team talk to each other at the same place and have all that info saved (for searching later on).
HipChat and Slack are 2 of the most popular apps in that area and Uptime Robot now integrates into both.
By simply adding an alert contact (My Settings>Add Alert Contact>Alert Contact Type>HipChat or Slack), it is now possible to get a message to the room/channel of your preference once a monitor gets down or up.
Such a usage not only makes sure that everyone in the team knows how the related project’s uptime is performing but also removes any confusions about the connectivity to the related project’s URL(s).
P.S. HipChat’s self-hosted HipChat Server is supported as well
23 replies on “HipChat and Slack Integrations – Yay!”
Nous venons à l’instant de créer une alerte via HipChat, merci pour votre travail !
Legends!! Just found Slack, loving it even more now!
Nice! Big step forward!
I got it integrate in my self hosted hipchat and it say
An Uptime Robot alert contact is now successfully added for this room/user.
You joined the room
But I just had a downtime and no message in chat from the uptimerobot.
The alert contact needs to be attached to the monitor (from the “Edit Monitor”) dialog and it shall work fine afterwards.
I have the same problem and I have triple checked that it is assigned to all monitors.
When I removed the contact and re-added hipchat, it started working.
Thanks, this solved my issue.
I just forgot to attache the alerts to the server monitors/
Good to see these integrations.
I hope so this not the last change!!!
Very nice addition! Can I also suggest support for the same feature on IRC. It may be less hipster, but it’s still widely used.
Keep up the great work, guys!
Thanks for the chat integration.
We’re using the free rocket.chat instead of slack and it would be glad, when you support rocket.chat as well.
Would love to see an IRC integration here as well!
I get this error: “Couldn’t communicate with the HipChat API. Please refresh the current page and try again.”
Any help plse ?
Please let us (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you still experience any issues.
Is it possible to add “@channel” to the message sent to slack-channel? It would be very nice to alert people. Thanks
Yes, the feature is added recently.
What is the “Custom Value” setting for on slack integrations? I have a slack webhook URL, but I don’t want to send the message to the default channel. Normally when calling a slack webhook I can include a JSON payload to change the username and channel if I want instead of using the default. I tried putting JSON and other things in this field and all it does is notify the default channel for the hook.
The custom value can be any text that you prefer to add to the end of the notifications.
We’ll very soon add an option to mention a custom channel in Slack alert contacts.
Any updated documentation for this integration with Slack?
Hi Steve, there is no documentation available, but if you need any help we will be happy to take a look at it on email@example.com.
My uptimerobot don’t send messages to slack after intergrated slack, but the confirm message for intergration successful was got.
Please make sure that this alert contact is attached to the monitors using the add/edit monitor dialogs.