AWS CloudWatch Alerts

The built-in AWS CloudWatch trigger initiates flows when it receives a request from a webhook in AWS CloudWatch.

Add the AWS CloudWatch trigger to the canvas

  1. Go to the Triggers tab in the palette, expand the App Triggers section and drag the trigger onto the canvas.
  2. Double-click the trigger (or click the pencil icon).
  3. Set the authenticating user and then copy the URL — you'll use this to set up the webhook in AWS CloudWatch. Alternatively, you can create an integration user and use it as the authenticating user.

  1. Click the Flood Control tab to edit the trigger's default flood control settings. For more information about these settings, see Trigger Flood Control.
  2. Click Done.
  3. On the flow canvas, connect the steps you want to run when xMatters receives a request to that URL.

You're now ready to configure AWS CloudWatch to target the trigger.

Configure AWS CloudWatch to send requests to the trigger URL

To have AWS CloudWatch send alerts to the flow trigger, you need to configure a webhook and set it to use the trigger URL.