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Description provides log analysis software with alerts, role-based access, unlimited scalability, and free ELK apps. Build this integration to correlate alerts into high-level incidents in BigPanda and see insights from alongside problems detected by other tools in your monitoring stack.

Product Version Described

SaaS version on Dec. 22, 2016

BigPanda APIs UsedAlerts API


Using sample code

These samples are meant to provide a helpful starting point for your custom integration. Though you may be able to copy some of the samples and use them without modifications, your system administrators must review and test all scripts and methods before using them, as per good practices.


  • account
  • BigPanda administrator access

Step 1. In BigPanda, create an App Key.

  1. In BigPanda, click the Integrations tab at the top of the screen.
  2. In the left pane, click New Integration.
  3. On the Monitoring tab, click Alerts REST API.
  4. In Step 1, enter the name of the integration.
    For example, enter Logz.
  5. Click Generate App Key.
  6. Copy the following information to use in Step 2.
    • App Key. For example, 1234z8098z1zhuy7z1z123.
    • Authorization Bearer Token, located under the HTTP headers section. For example, 0z12345z1z123zij12z1zoijo2.

Step 2. In, configure an endpoint for sending alerts to BigPanda.

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Under the Alerts tab, click Alert Endpoints, and then click Add Endpoint.
  3. In the Type field, select BigPanda.

    Data sent to BigPanda

    The built-in integration sends a standard payload to BigPanda that includes the alert title and alert event samples. Consider starting with this integration type to see if the data meets your needs. If necessary, you can configure a custom endpoint to send different data.

  4. Enter a Name and, if desired, a Description.
  5. Enter the Token and App Key that you copied from BigPanda in Step 1.
  6. Click Save.

Step 3. In, configure alerts to use the BigPanda endpoint.

  1. In, create an alert or edit an existing alert.
  2. On the Triggers page, in the Notification Endpoints, select the BigPanda endpoint that you created in Step 2.

  3. Click Save alert.

  4. Repeat steps 1 – 3 for every alert you want to send to BigPanda.
    The next time generates one of these alerts, you will see it in BigPanda.


  • Configure a test alert in and send it to the BigPanda endpoint. Be sure clean up any test data and settings when the test is complete. incidents are not closed automatically because does not send notifications when alerts are resolved. You must manually resolve incidents in BigPanda to remove them from the incident feed.

  • (Optional) Configure a custom endpoint and configure the desired alerts to use it.

Configuring a Custom Endpoint

To customize the data that you send to BigPanda, you can configure a custom endpoint as follows:

  • TypeCustom
  • Name and Description
  • URL
  • MethodPOST
  • HeadersAuthorization: Bearer ${token}, Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf8

    You must replace the ${token} with the corresponding value that you copied from BigPanda in Step 1.

  • Body—custom payload that meets the Alerts API payload requirements. For example:

      "app_key": "${app key}",
      "service": "My Service",
      "status": "critical",
      "check": "{{alert_title}}",
      "description:" "{{alert_description}}",
      "severity": "{{alert_severity}}",
      "alert_event_samples": "{{alert_event_samples}}"

    Payload requirements

    You must replace the ${app_key} with the corresponding value that you copied from BigPanda in Step 1.

    BigPanda requires that the payload contains a primary tag named service, host, or application and a status tag with a value of critical, warning, or ok. You may also want to include a check tag with a value of {{alert_title}} or a hard-coded value, and it will be included in the incident title in the BigPanda UI.