Slack is a communications and collaboration platform to help teams get together and get things done. If you already use Slack, it is useful to create a new channel for your Engineering team to see the Gremlins in action when they are running attacks.

With this integration enabled, you will be notified in Slack for:

  • Started Gremlin attacks
  • Successful Gremlin attacks
  • Halted Gremlin attacks

And, you can take the following actions from within Slack:

  • Rerun Gremlin attacks
  • Show logs for Gremlin attacks
  • Halt Gremlin attacks

Permissions the integration needs

The following is the same information you will review before you install the Slack integration. We've provided it here as well:

What will Gremlin be able to do?

  • Perform actions in channels & conversations
  • Start direct and group direct messages with people
  • Send messages as Gremlin
  • Upload, edit, and delete files as Gremlin
  • Add and remove pinned messages and files
  • Add or remove stars
  • Add and edit emoji reactions

Perform actions in your workspace

  • Add the ability for people to direct message or mention @gremlin
  • Provide Gremlin with a stream of all activity in Slack for the conversations and people it can see

How to setup the integration

Login to the Gremlin Control Panel using your Company name and sign-on credentials. These details were emailed to you when you signed up to start using Gremlin.

Once you have logged in, click your name, select Company Settings, and then Integrations. Then click the Add to Slack button. This will navigate you to Slack's setup page for the Gremlin integration, where you can review the permissions the integration needs and select a channel where Gremlin messages will go.

Slack Integration Setup

After installing the Gremlin Slackbot you will see a message explaining that the Slack integration is connected. The Gremlin Slackbot will join the channel you selected.

Your Gremlin Slackbot is now ready for you to use.

Additional resources

Gremlin’s Developer Guide is a great resource and reference for using Gremlin to do Chaos Engineering. You can view additional Gremlin Attacks including attacks that impact State and Network. You can also explore the Gremlin Blog for more information on how to use Chaos Engineering with your application infrastructure.