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Connaisseur can send notifications on admission decisions to basically every REST endpoint that accepts JSON payloads.

Supported interfaces⚓︎

Slack, Opsgenie and Keybase have pre-configured payloads that are ready to use. However, you can use the existing payload templates as an example how to model your own custom one. It is also possible to configure multiple interfaces for receiving alerts at the same time.

Configuration options⚓︎

Currently, Connaisseur supports alerting on either admittance of images, denial of images or both. These event categories can be configured independently of each other under the relevant category (i.e. admit_request or reject_request):

Key Accepted values Default Required Description
alerting.cluster_identifier string "not specified" Cluster identifier used in alert payload to distinguish between alerts from different clusters.
alerting.<category>.template opsgenie, slack, keybase or custom* - ✔ File in helm/alert_payload_templates/ to be used as alert payload template.
alerting.<category>.receiver_url string - ✔ URL of alert-receiving endpoint.
alerting.<category>.priority int 3 Priority of alert (to enable fitting Connaisseur alerts into alerts from other sources).
alerting.<category>.custom_headers list[string] - Additional headers required by alert-receiving endpoint.
alerting.<category>.payload_fields subyaml - Additional (yaml) key-value pairs to be appended to alert payload (as json).
alerting.<category>.fail_if_alert_sending_fails bool False Whether to make Connaisseur deny images if the corresponding alert cannot be successfully sent.

*basename of the custom template file in helm/alerting_payload_templates without file extension


  • The value for template needs to match an existing file of the pattern helm/alert_payload_templates/<template>.json; so if you want to use a predefined one it needs to be one of slack, keybase or opsgenie.
  • For Opsgenie you need to configure an additional ["Authorization: GenieKey <Your-Genie-Key>"] header.
  • fail_if_alert_sending_fails only comes into play for requests that Connaisseur would have admitted as other requests would have been denied in the first place. The setting can come handy if you want to run Connaisseur in detection mode but still make sure that you get notified about what is going on in your cluster. However, this setting will significantly impact cluster interaction for everyone (i.e. block any cluster change associated to an image) if the alert sending fails permanently, e.g. accidental deletion of your Slack Webhook App, GenieKey expired...


For example, if you would like to receive notifications in Keybase whenever Connaisseur admits a request to your cluster, your alerting configuration would look similar to the following snippet:

      - template: keybase

Additional notes⚓︎

Creating a custom template⚓︎

Along the lines of the templates that already exist you can easily define custom templates for other endpoints. The following variables can be rendered during runtime into the payload:

  • alert_message
  • priority
  • connaisseur_pod_id
  • cluster
  • timestamp
  • request_id
  • images

Referring to any of these variables in the templates works by Jinja2 notation (e.g. {{ timestamp }}). You can update your payload dynamically by adding payload fields in yaml representation in the payload_fields key which will be translated to JSON by Helm as is. If your REST endpoint requires particular headers, you can specify them as described above in custom_headers.

Feel free to make a PR to share with the community if you add new neat templates for other third parties 🙏

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