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Sensu Go Pushover Handler

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The Senso Go Pushover Handler is a Sensu Event Handler for sending incident notifications to Pushover.

Usage examples

Help output

The Sensu Go Pushover handler for sending notifications.

  sensu-go-pushover-handler [flags]

  -O, --okPriority uint          The priority for OK status messages (default 0)
  -W, --warningPriority uint     The priority for Warning status messages (default 0)
  -C, --criticalPriority uint    The priority for Critical status messages (default 1)
  -U, --unknownPriority uint     The priority for Unknown status messages (default 1)
  -b, --messageBody string       The message body template (default "{{.Check.Output}}")
  -m, --messageTitle string      The message title template (default "{{.Entity.Name}}/{{.Check.Name}}")
  -a, --pushoverAPIURL string    The Pushover API URL (default "")
  -s, --messageSound string      The sound for the message (default "pushover")
  -t, --pushoverToken string     The Pushover API token
  -u, --pushoverUserKey string   The Pushover API user key
  -E, --emergencyExpire uint     How long, in seconds, to continue sending the same notification to the user, only relevant to Priority 2 messages (default 3600)
  -R, --emergencyRetry uint      How often, in seconds, to send the same notification to the user, only relevant to Priority 2 messages (default 60)
  -h, --help                     help for sensu-go-pushover-handler


This handler provides options for using templates to populate the values
provided by the event in the message sent via SNS. More information on
template syntax and format can be found in the documentation.

Environment variables and annotations

Variable Setting Annotation
SENSU_PUSHOVER_TOKEN same as -t / --pushoverToken
SENSU_PUSHOVER_USERKEY same as -u / --pushoverUserKey
N/A same as -b / --messageBody
N/A same as -m / --messageTitle

Note: The command line arguments take precedence over the environment variables above.

Note: Annotations take precedence over command line arguments above.


Asset registration

Assets are the best way to make use of this plugin. If you're not using an
asset, please consider doing so! If you're using sensuctl 5.13 or later, you
can use the following command to add the asset:

sensuctl asset add nixwiz/sensu-go-pushover-handler

If you're using an earlier version of sensuctl, you can download the asset
definition from this project's Bonsai asset index page or one of the
existing releases.

Handler definition

api_version: core/v2
type: Handler
  namespace: default
  name: pushover
  type: pipe
  command: sensu-go-pushover-handler -b
  - is_incident
  - not_silenced
  - nixwiz/sensu-go-pushover-handler
    secret: pushover#token
    secret: pushover#userkey
  timeout: 10

Security Note: The Pushover Token and UserKey should always be treated as
security sensitive configuration options and in this example, they are loaded
into the handler configuration as environment variables using secrets.
Command arguments are commonly readable from the process table by other
unpriviledged users on a system (ex: ps and top commands), so it's a better
practice to read in sensitive information via environment variables or
configuration files on disk. The --pushoverToken and --pushoverUserKey flags
are provided as an override for testing purposes.

Pushover configuration

This handler makes use of Pushover's standard API mechanism. This means creating an application token, as well as
a user API key.

Installation from source

To build from source, from the local path of the sensu-go-pushover-handler repository:

go build -o /usr/local/bin/sensu-go-pushover-handler main.go

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