Setup marbot

Setting up marbot is a four step process:

  1. Add marbot to Slack
  2. Invite marbot to a channel (you should also invite your team members)
  3. Setup an endpoint like AWS SNS HTTPS
  4. Set up an integration like Amazon CloudWatch Alarm

I created a short video where I walk trough the process. If you prefer written text, scroll down!

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Add marbot to Slack

Add marbot to Slack. You will be redirected to Slack where you may have to log in. After login, you can authorize marbot to join your Slack team.

marbot will send you a direct message in Slack to say hello.

Invite marbot to a channel

To use marbot, you have to invite him to at least one channel. You can either create a new channel or use an existing one. Creating a channel is useful because you don’t want to spam your #general channel with alerts.

As soon as marbot is invited to join a channel, he will send a message to the channel containing some setup instructions that you can follow or just continue with the next step here.

Set up an endpoint

To receive alerts, you need to set up an AWS SNS endpoint. There are other endpoints available as well.

Set up an integration

To send alerts to marbot, you need to set up the CloudWatch Alarm integration. There are other integrations available as well.