Notification Options

When you create an alerting policy, you can have up to 16 notification channels to use for incidents. This page lists the supported notification channel types and explains how to configure them.

Service tiers

The email notification channel and the Cloud Console Mobile App notification channel are available to Basic Tier accounts. The other notification channels are limited to Premium Tier accounts. For more information, see Stackdriver pricing.

Profile and account settings

You must configure most notification channels before you use them in alerting policies. To configure a notification channel, you must have Editor access to the Stackdriver account.

Notifications are configured in two places in Stackdriver:

  • The Profile page is where you configure SMS notifications and the Cloud Console Mobile App. Click on your name in the top-right corner of the Stackdriver window and select Profile.

  • The Account Settings page is where you configure other notification channels. Click on the project name in the top-left of the Stackdriver window and select Account settings near the bottom of the project list. Then select Notifications and the type of notification.

Other users with Editor access to your Stackdriver account can enter their own notification information. You will see their configurations, as well as your own, when you choose notification options for your alerting policy.

Basic Tier channels

Email

When you create an alerting policy, select Email in the Notifications section and enter your email address. It's not necessary to configure email addresses before setting up your alerting policy.

If you wish to manage your project's existing Email notification addresses:

Go to Email notification settings

Cloud Console Mobile App

Cloud Console Mobile App lets you monitor your GCP Console resources and Stackdriver information. To set up the app:

  1. Install Cloud Console Mobile App from your mobile device's app store.
  2. In the Mobile App, select the Settings menu to configure the app for your Cloud Platform account. You will be able to see your GCP Console resources.
  3. In Stackdriver: Go to your Profile page and list your mobile device:

    Go to your Profile

When you create an alerting policy, select Cloud Console Mobile App in the Notifications section and choose your mobile device from the list.

Premium Tier channels

PagerDuty

Integration with PagerDuty allows for one-way or two-way incident resolution with Stackdriver. To set up PagerDuty, do the following:

  1. In PagerDuty: Create a PagerDuty account at the PagerDuty site.
  2. In Stackdriver: Visit Account Settings > Notifications > PagerDuty:

    Go to PagerDuty setup

  3. Click Add PagerDuty Service and follow the instructions. Optionally configure PagerDuty Sync for two-way sync with Stackdriver.

When you create an alerting policy, select PagerDuty in the Notifications section and choose your PagerDuty configuration.

SMS notifications

To configure SMS notifications, first setup your phone number:

  1. In Stackdriver: Go to your Profile page and list your phone number for SMS in the Phone Numbers section.

    Go to your Profile

When you set up your alerting policy, select the SMS notification type and choose a phone number from the list.

Slack

The Stackdriver Slack integration allows your alerting policies to post to a Slack channel when a new incident is created. To setup Slack, do the following:

  1. In Slack: Create a Slack channel at the Slack site.
  2. In Stackdriver: Go to Account Settings > Notifications > Slack:

    Go to Slack setup

  3. Click Authorize Stackdriver and follow the instructions on the Slack website.

When you create an alerting policy, select Slack in the Notifications section and choose your Slack configuration.

Campfire

The Stackdriver Campfire integration allows your alerting policies to post to a Campfire room when a new incident is created. To setup Campfire, do the following:

  1. You should already have a Campfire account and room. Campfire is no longer offered to new customers. For more information, see the Campfire site.
  2. In Stackdriver: Go to Account Settings > Notifications > Campfire:

    Go to Campfire setup

  3. Click Add Campfire Room and follow the instructions.

When you create an alerting policy, select Campfire in the Notifications section and choose your Campfire configuration.

HipChat

The Stackdriver HipChat integration allows your alerting policies to post to a HipChat room when a new incident is created. To setup HipChat, do the following:

  1. In HipChat: Create a HipChat account and room at the HipChat site.
  2. In Stackdriver: Go to Account Settings > Notifications > HipChat:

    Go to HipChat setup

  3. Click Add HipChat Room and follow the instructions.

When you create an alerting policy, select HipChat in the Notifications section and choose your HipChat configuration.

Webhooks

Stackdriver supports webhooks to notify remote services about incidents that occur. To set up webhooks, do the following:

  1. The webhook handler: Identify an endpoint URL that will receive webhook data from Stackdriver.
  2. In Stackdriver: Go to Account Settings > Notifications > Webhooks:

    Go to Webhooks setup

  3. Click Add Webhook and follow the instructions. The page has a sample of the data that will be sent to the endpoint, and some authorization options.

When you create an alerting policy, select Webhook in the Notifications section and choose your webhook configuration.

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