Integrate with Slack for Alerts and Warning notifications

Integrate CodeScene with Slack to receive a notification when a CodeScene analysis is run. The notification includes all Alerts and Warnings, giving you an easy way of sharing critical information with the whole team. You can subscribe to both _full_ analysis and _delta_ analysis notifications.

Act upon Alerts and Warnings: Code Health declines are handled by planning Goals inside CodeScene. With a Goal, the alert will go away and be auto-supervised in your build pipeline and/or pull requests.

Here’s an example of a notification message in slack-notification-ex-1.

Slack notification message example

You can choose the types of notifications you get (e.g. analysis error, ‘Danger’ alert, etc.) in the configuration.

There are two configurations:

  • Global - applies to all projects

  • Per-project - overrides the global config for a specific project

Global Configuration

CodeScene administrators can customize notifications in the global configuration on the Notifications tab. As a minimum, you need to set Slack API Connection Settings to make it possible for project admins (architects) to use their own settings.

Here’s an annotated example:

Example of slack notifications global config

First, CodeScene host URL must be set properly in the System tab if you want to receive proper links to your analyses’ results. Make sure that the protocol, the host and the port are all correct.

Slack API Connection Settings - Slack Application Setup

You need to create a new Slack API application first.

Go to and click the Create New App button. Give it a descriptive name like CodeScene Notifications, choose your slack workspace and click Create App.

Slack application setup: Create the app

When the app is created go to the OAuth & Permissions tab in the left panel, navigate to the Bot Token Scopes section and add the chat:write permission and chat:write:public (if you want to post a message to a channel your slack app isn’t a member of).

Slack application setup: Add OAuth scopes

If you have proper permissions, you can then Install App to Workspace at the top of the page. Otherwise you need to ask your Slack admins for approval.

After a successful installation a new OAuth token is generated. Copy and paste the token into the Slack API token field in the Slack API Connection Settings section.

Notifications Settings

First fill in the recipient, that is the name of a channel (or a user) where the notifications should be sent. Use #channel-name, e.g. #codescene-notifications. If you want to send notifications to a specific user, then prepend @ to the username, e.g. @juraj.martinka (for sending notifications to the slack user juraj.martinka). The field can be empty if you only wish to receive notifications for specific projects.

Then select a set of events that trigger a notification. Select all the events if you wish to get a notification on any analysis run or select a subset if you’re only interested in those specific events. This will apply to all projects - if you want to receive notifications only for specific projects then unselect all the options and override them in the project specific configuration.

Note: When an analysis produces results (such as alerts (Danger, Warning, Improvement) or non-recovarable error) that matches some of the selected events you’ll get a message containing all the generated information. E.g. you may select to receive a notification only when a Danger alert is generated. But when an analysis generates a Danger alert you may get other alerts (like warnings or improvements) if they were generated as a result of the same analysis (see an example at the top of this page).

Slack notification settings - recipient and set of events

Once you have everything configured click Save Slack Notifications Settings.

You are now ready to run an analysis and recieve your first notification!

Per-project Configuration

You can choose to override the global notification settings for specific projects.

Go to project settings -> Notifications and click Override Global Slack Notifications settings. Fill in the recipient, select set of events that should generate a notification for this specific project and click Save Slack Notifications settings.

Slack notifications - per-project settings override global settings

You must specify both recipient and a proper set of events if you want to receive the notifications. E.g. if you leave recipient empty then the default recipient from the global configuration won’t be used! However, if you don’t override the settings at all (the checkbox at the top is unchecked), both recipient and set of events are taken from the global configuration.

You can also use these settings to “turn off” all the notifications if your CodeScene admin set the global configuration such that all the projects receive notifications by default. You simply choose “Override” and unselect all the notification events.

Delta Analysis Notifications

Since version 4.3.4, CodeScene can send Slack notifications when a delta analysis fails a quality gate such as a goal violation or code health degradation.

This notification is off by default and you can enable it in Slack Notification Settings:

Slack notifications - delta failed quality gate