Slack Webhook Integration

Incoming Webhooks are a simple way to post messages from Tugboat into Slack. Creating an Incoming Webhook gives you a unique URL to which you send a JSON payload with the message text and some options.

Prerequisites: Slack and GitHub

  1. So, you’ll need a GitHub repository, a Slack account and workspace, and Tugboat account and project.
  2. You’ll need to create a Slack App from within your Slack account, and enable Incoming Webhooks.
  3. In the Slack app settings, and you should now see a new entry under the Webhook URLs for Your Workspace section, with a Webhook URL. Copy that URL. We’ll import it into Tugboat as an environment variable. The URL will look something like:

Tugboat Repository Configuration

Create a Tugboat environment variable to store your SLACK_WEBHOOK_URL:

Tugboat config.yml

Use this snippet in your configuration file to communicate with Slack via the service you want to respond from.

        # Send a slack notification if we're on a PR build
        - |
          if [ ! -z "${TUGBOAT_GITHUB_PR}" ]; then
            MESSAGE="*Tugboat URL:* $TUGBOAT_SERVICE_URL\n*PR:* $PR_URL\n*Dashboard:* $DASHBOARD_URL"
            curl -X POST --data-urlencode "payload={\"username\": \"Tugboat\", \"text\": \"$MESSAGE\", \":boat:\": \":tugboat_qa:\"}" "$WEBHOOK"

Voila! You Slack integration will look like this:

Slack Webhook Example