GitHub Outbound Issue Integration

Create issues in GitHub based on incidents from iLert.

In Github: Create iLert user and create API token

1. Optional: Create a dedicated iLert user in Github. This has the advantage that you can distinguish the Github tickets created by iLert.

2. Go to Profile Settings --> Developer settings --> Personal access tokens, and click Generate new token.

3. Give it a name and select Repo Scope for the token

4. Click on Create. Keep your API key for later, as it is needed in iLert.

In iLert: Create a Github Connector and link to an alert source

1. Click on the gear icon → Connectors

2. Click on Add Connector

3. Select Github as type and fill in all fields. Enter a name and the API key from above.

4. Go to the alert sources tab and open the alert source whose incidents you want to publish in Github. Click on Connections → Add New Connection.

5. Select Github as the type then select the connector created in step 3 and fill in all fields. In the Owner and the Repository fields specify the owner and repository of the Github project where the iLert incidents should be published as Github Issue.

6. Finished! You can now test the connection by clicking on the button Test this connection. Then a test issue will be published in the respective Github project.

FAQ

Are updates to an incident published in the Github Ticket?

Yes, the state of the iLert Incident is reflected in the title of the Github ticket, eg. [RESOLVED] Host compute.infra is DOWN.

Can I choose which updates should be published to an incident in Github?

Currently not. If you wish we are looking forward to reading your feedback via chat or e-mail.