Shippable supports sending email, Slack, HipChat and IRC notifications for the following events:
- When the build starts
- When build succeeds, or status changes from failure to success
- When the build fails, or status changes from success to failure
- When a build is canceled
You can configure these notifications in your shippable.yml file. Notifications are highly customizable and can be sent for all branches and events, or a subset of both.
For more information and a detailed tutorial on sending notifications, please select your notification provider below:
- Sending Slack notifications
- Sending Hipchat notifications
- Sending Email notifications
- Sending IRC notifications
For providers that are not supported natively, you can still use webhook notifications to send notifications for events.
By default, email notifications are sent to the committer and commit author if they are 'members' of the repository, i.e. they have admin or push permissions to the repository. These default notifications are sent if:
- a build fails
- a previously failing build is now successful
To configure notifications, follow the steps below:
- If you're configuring Slack, Hipchat, or Webhook notifications, create an integration with your credentials, URL, etc.
- Configure the
integrationssection of your shippable.yml to specify notification targets and filters
1. Create an integration
Please skip this section if you are configuring email or IRC notifications.
Write down the integration name since you will need it for the YAML config below.
2. Add CI config
Add the following snippet to shippable.yml to configure what you need:
integrations: notifications: - integrationName: <integration name> type: <type of notification> recipients: - recipient1 - recipient2
integrationNameshould be the same as what you created in step 1.
typecan be set to
webhooktype is a generic type through which you can send notifications to any providers not supported natively, such as Microsoft Teams.
recipientsis an array of recipients.
slack, each recipient is a channel, specified in the format
hipchat, each recipient can be a channel, specified as
"#channel1", or a user, specified as
irc, each recipient is a channel, such as
webhook, there are no
recipients, but you can instead include a
payloadsection with a similar structure, where you can pass an array of key value pairs in the format
1. Limiting branches
By default, notifications are sent for builds for all branches. If you want to only send notifications for specific branch(es), you can do so with the
integrations: notifications: - integrationName: <integration name> type: <type of notification> recipients: - recipient1 - recipient2 branches: only: - master
branches allows you to choose the branches you want to send notifications for. The
only tag should be used when you want to send notifications for builds of specific branches. You can also use the
except tag to exclude specific branches. Wildcards are also supported.
2. Customizing notification triggers
By default, notifications are sent for the following events:
- A build fails
- Build status for a project changes from failed to passed
- A Pull request is built
You can further customize these defaults with the following config:
integrations: notifications: - integrationName: <integration name> type: <type of notification> recipients: - recipient1 - recipient2 on_success: always | change | never on_failure: always | change | never on_cancel: always | change | never on_start: always | never on_pull_request: always | never
You can set the following options for the
alwaysmeans that you will always receive a notification for that event.
nevermeans that you will never receive a notification for that event.
on_cancelfields means you will receive notifications only when the build status changes to success, failure or canceled respectively. This value isn't supported for
If you do not specify any of these tags, the defaults are:
on_success is set to
on_failure is set to
on_change is set to
on_start is set to
on_pull_request is set to
To stop sending notifications, simply remove the configuration from the shippable.yml for that project.
For Slack and Hipchat, if you are not using your notification integration anywhere else, you can delete it from your Integrations as well.