GoCD (go.cd) plugin to push build notifications to Slack

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Slack based GoCD build notifier


Download jar from releases & place it in /plugins/external & restart Go Server.


All configurations are in HOCON format. Plugin searches for the configuration file in the following order

  1. File defined by the environment variable GO_NOTIFY_CONF.
  2. go_notify.conf at the user's home directory. Typically it's the go user's home directory (/var/go).
  3. go_notify.conf present at the CRUISE_SERVER_DIR environment variable location.

Minimalistic configuration would be something like

gocd.slack {
  login = "someuser"
  password = "somepassword"
  server-host = "http://localhost:8153/"
  api-server-host = "http://localhost:8153/"
  webhookUrl = "https://hooks.slack.com/services/...."

  # optional fields
  channel = "#build"
  slackDisplayName = "gocd-slack-bot"
  slackUserIconURL = "http://example.com/slack-bot.png"
  display-console-log-links = true
  displayMaterialChanges = true
  process-all-rules = true
  proxy {
    hostname = "localhost"
    port = "5555"
    type = "socks" # acceptable values are http / socks
  • login - Login for a Go user who is authorized to access the REST API.
  • password - Password for the user specified above. You might want to create a less privileged user for this plugin.
  • server-host - FQDN of the Go Server. All links on the slack channel will be relative to this host.
  • api-server-host - This is an optional attribute. Set this field to localhost so server will use this endpoint to get PipelineHistory and PipelineInstance
  • webhookUrl - Slack Webhook URL
  • channel - Override the default channel where we should send the notifications in slack. You can also give a value starting with @ to send it to any specific user.
  • display-console-log-links - Display console log links in the notification. Defaults to true, set to false if you want to hide.
  • displayMaterialChanges - Display material changes in the notification (git revisions for example). Defaults to true, set to false if you want to hide.
  • process-all-rules - If true, all matching rules are applied instead of just the first.
  • truncate-changes - If true, displays only the latest 5 changes for all the materials. (Default: true)
  • proxy - Specify proxy related settings for the plugin.
    • proxy.hostname - Proxy Host
    • proxy.port - Proxy Port
    • proxy.type - socks or http are the only accepted values.

Pipeline Rules

By default the plugin pushes a note about all failed stages across all pipelines to Slack. You have fine grain control over this operation.

gocd.slack {
  server-host = "http://localhost:8153/"
  webhookUrl = "https://hooks.slack.com/services/...."

  pipelines = [{
    name = "gocd-slack-build"
    stage = "build"
    group = ".*"
    state = "failed|passed"
    channel = "#oss-build-group"
    owners = ["ashwanthkumar"]
    webhookUrl = "https://hooks.slack.com/services/another-team-hook-id..."
    name = ".*"
    stage = ".*"
    state = "failed"

gocd.slack.pipelines contains all the rules for the go-server. It is a list of rules (see below for what the parameters mean) for various pipelines. The plugin will pick the first matching pipeline rule from the pipelines collection above, so your most specific rule should be first, with the most generic rule at the bottom. Alternatively, set the process-all-rules option to true and all matching rules will be applied.

  • name - Regex to match the pipeline name
  • stage - Regex to match the stage name
  • group - Regex to match the pipeline group name
  • state - State of the pipeline at which we should send a notification. You can provide multiple values separated by pipe (|) symbol. Valid values are passed, failed, cancelled, building, fixed, broken or all.
  • channel - (Optional) channel where we should send the slack notification. This setting for a rule overrides the global setting
  • owners - (Optional) list of slack user handles who must be tagged in the message upon notifications
  • webhookUrl - (Optional) Use this webhook url instead of the global one. Useful if you're using multiple slack teams.