Icinga Notifications in Telegram

Yannik Schmidt
Jun 29, 2020 · 5 min read

There are multiple solutions for mobile notifications from Icinga2, including native apps or via E-Mail. However I found that problems on my server have actually become rare and I don’t check my private mails as often as I used to. So I thought it would be great to just get my alerts via a communication channel I use all the time anyway and which supports push notifications: The messenger Telegram.

Telegram has a feature called bots which is more or less a fancy interface to send chat messages to clients. You create a bot from your Telegram-client and receive an…