Open Source

Open Source

We prepared three environments for OSS users:

Production Environment

We prepared the helm chart for production environment:

Slack Setup

Grafana OnCall Slack integration use a lot of Slack API features:

  • Subscription on Slack events requires OnCall to be externally available and provide https endpoint.
  • You will need to register new Slack App.
  1. Make sure your OnCall is up and running.

  2. You need OnCall to be accessible through https. For development purposes we suggest using localtunnel. For production purposes please consider setting up proper web server with HTTPS termination. For localtunnel:

# Choose the unique prefix instead of pretty-turkey-83
# Localtunnel will generate an url, e.g.
# it is referred as <ONCALL_ENGINE_PUBLIC_URL> below
lt --port 8080 -s pretty-turkey-83 --print-requests
  1. If you use localtunnel, open your external URL and click “Continue” to allow requests to bypass the warning page.

  2. Create a Slack Workspace for development, or use your company workspace.

  3. Go to and click Create New App button

  4. Select From an app manifest option and choose the right workspace

  5. Copy and paste the following block with the correct <YOUR_BOT_NAME> and <ONCALL_ENGINE_PUBLIC_URL> fields

  major_version: 1
  minor_version: 1
  name: <YOUR_BOT_NAME>
    home_tab_enabled: true
    messages_tab_enabled: true
    messages_tab_read_only_enabled: false
    display_name: <YOUR_BOT_NAME>
    always_online: true
    - name: Create a new incident
      type: message
      callback_id: incident_create
      description: Creates a new OnCall incident
    - name: Add to postmortem
      type: message
      callback_id: add_postmortem
      description: Add this message to postmortem
    - command: /oncall
      url: <ONCALL_ENGINE_PUBLIC_URL>/slack/interactive_api_endpoint/
      description: oncall
      should_escape: false
    - <ONCALL_ENGINE_PUBLIC_URL>/api/internal/v1/complete/slack-install-free/
    - <ONCALL_ENGINE_PUBLIC_URL>/api/internal/v1/complete/slack-login/
      - channels:read
      - chat:write
      - identify
      - users.profile:read
      - app_mentions:read
      - channels:history
      - channels:read
      - chat:write
      - chat:write.customize
      - chat:write.public
      - commands
      - files:write
      - groups:history
      - groups:read
      - im:history
      - im:read
      - im:write
      - mpim:history
      - mpim:read
      - mpim:write
      - reactions:write
      - team:read
      - usergroups:read
      - usergroups:write
      - users.profile:read
      - users:read
      - users:write
    request_url: <ONCALL_ENGINE_PUBLIC_URL>/slack/event_api_endpoint/
      - app_home_opened
      - app_mention
      - channel_archive
      - channel_created
      - channel_deleted
      - channel_rename
      - channel_unarchive
      - member_joined_channel
      - message.channels
      - subteam_created
      - subteam_members_changed
      - subteam_updated
      - user_change
    is_enabled: true
    request_url: <ONCALL_ENGINE_PUBLIC_URL>/slack/interactive_api_endpoint/
  org_deploy_enabled: false
  socket_mode_enabled: false
  1. Go to your “OnCall” -> “Env Variables” and set:

    SLACK_CLIENT_OAUTH_ID = Basic Information -> App Credentials -> Client ID
    SLACK_CLIENT_OAUTH_SECRET = Basic Information -> App Credentials -> Client Secret
    SLACK_SIGNING_SECRET = Basic Information -> App Credentials -> Signing Secret
  2. Go to “OnCall” -> “ChatOps” -> “Slack” and install Slack Integration

  3. All set!

Telegram Setup

  • Telegram integrations requires OnCall to be externally available and provide https endpoint.
  • Telegram integration in OnCall is designed for collaborative team work. It requires Telegram Group and a Telegram Channel (private) for alerts.
  1. Make sure your OnCall is up and running.

  2. Respectfully ask BotFather for a key, put it in TELEGRAM_TOKEN in “OnCall” -> “Env Variables”.

  3. Set TELEGRAM_WEBHOOK_HOST with your external url for OnCall.

  4. Go to “OnCall” -> “ChatOps” -> Telegram and enjoy!

Grafana OSS-Cloud Setup

Grafana OSS could be connected to Grafana Cloud for heartbeat and SMS / Phone Calls. We tried our best in making Grafana OSS <-> Cloud self-explanatory. Check “Cloud” page in your OSS OnCall instance.

Please note that it’s possible either to use Grafana Cloud either Twilio for SMS/Phone calls.

Twilio Setup

  1. Make sure Grafana OSS <-> Cloud connector is disabled. Set GRAFANA_CLOUD_NOTIFICATIONS_ENABLED as False.
  2. Check “OnCall” -> “Env Variables” and set all variables starting with TWILIO_