IBM Cloud Functions Integration

IBM Cloud Function provides a service to run your application code without servers, scale it automatically, and pay nothing when it's not in use, with integrations with IBM Cloud services.

In ilert: Create a IBM Cloud Functions alert source

  1. Go to Alert sources --> Alert sources and click on Create new alert source

  2. Search for IBM Cloud Functions in the search field, click on the IBM Cloud Functions tile and click on Next.

  3. Give your alert source a name, optionally assign teams and click Next.

  4. Select an escalation policy by creating a new one or assigning an existing one.

  5. Select you Alert grouping preference and click Continue setup. You may click Do not group alerts for now and change it later.

  6. The next page show additional settings such as customer alert templates or notification prioritiy. Click on Finish setup for now.

  7. On the final page, an API key and / or webhook URL will be generated that you will need later in this guide.

In IBM Cloud Functions

  1. On IBM Cloud Functions dashboard, create an Action by clicking "Actions" -> "Create"

  1. Choose the name of your choice, in this case we will name it as "ilert-incidents", and choose "Node.js 12" as a runtime

  1. Paste the following on the code, and please replace the "ILERT_URL" with the IBM Cloud Functions URL that we got earlier on ilert's dashboard

  * main() will be run when you invoke this action
  * @param Cloud Functions actions accept a single parameter, which must be a JSON object.
  * @return The output of this action, which must be a JSON object.
const request = require('request-promise');

function main(params) {

    if (!params.apiKey || !params.summary || !params.details) {
        throw new Error("params need to include 'apiKey', 'summary', and 'details'");
    if (!params.eventType) {
        params.eventType = "ALERT";

	console.log(`params: ${JSON.stringify(params)}`);

	// Set request options
	const options = {
		url: 'ILERT_URL',
		method: 'POST',
		json: true,
		body: params

	// Make POST request
	return request(options)
	    .catch((error) => {
	        throw error;
  1. To trigger it, we need to pass the params, in this case click on "Invoke with parameters" on top right

  1. Put the following as a parameter, you can adjust the summary and details, however please replace the "API_KEY" **** with the IBM Cloud Functions API Key that we go on ilert's dashboard earlier and Apply the parameters

    "eventType": "ALERT",
    "summary": "Test IBM Function",
    "details": "Test IBM Function success"
  1. To trigger the creation of incidents on ilert simple click "Invoke" on the top right, and it should create the incident on ilert


  1. How to trigger the incident creation from other service?

    For more information about invoking from trigger in IBM Cloud Service, please refer to IBM Documentation:

  2. Is it possible to manage the incident, for example to accept or resolve the incident?

    Yes it is possible if the eventType is passed with value ACCEPT or RESOLVE, this should accept and resolve the issue respectively. In addition to that, you need to pass the incidentKey parameter on creation as well. All the parameter on event creation will be accepted. For more information, please refer to our API Documentation:

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