Dead Man's Snitch Integration Guide

Dead Man’s Snitch Integration

Dead Man’s Snitch is a cron job monitoring tool that keeps an eye on your periodic processes and notifies you when something doesn’t happen.

How Dead Man’s Snitch users benefit from PagerTree

Dead Man’s Snitch triggers notifications when a snitch does not report in (aka goes “missing”). PagerTree acts as the dispatcher for these notifications, determining the right people to notify based on on-call schedules. PagerTree notifies them via email, sms, voice, and/or push notifications until the incident is acknowledged or closed.

Functionality of Integration

The Dead Man’s Snitch is one-way, meaning:

  • When snitch is missing (type == "snitch.missing") in Dead Man’s Snitch, an incident is created in PagerTree automatically.
  • When snitch is reporting after being missing (type == "snitch.reporting") in Dead Man’s Snitch, the incident is resolved in PagerTree automatically.

Tutorial Overview

In this integration tutorial we will show you how to send notifications from Dead Man’s Snitch into PagerTree. The estimated time for this integration is 2 minutes. We assume that you already have a PagerTree and Dead Man’s Snitch account setup. It is also assumed you have created at least 1 Dead Man’s Snitch snitch.

In PagerTree

  1. From the navigation menu, click the “+ Integration” button. Click Plus Integration Button
  2. In the “Create Integration” box, fill out the following:
    1. Name of the Integration,
    2. Select the Integration Type to Dead Man’s Snitch
    3. Select an appropriate urgency for when this integration is triggered
    4. Select the team this incident will be assigned to Click Create
  3. Click “Create”
  4. Copy the Endpoint URL Copy Endpoint URL

In Dead Man’s Snitch

  1. From the navigation menu, click Integrations Click Integrations
  2. Click the + Add button next to the webhooks integration type Select Webhooks Integration
  3. Paste the PagerTree Endpoint URL you copied for Hook URL Paste the PagerTree webhook URL
  4. Click Save

You have successfully completed the Dead Man’s Snitch Integration. Now when a snitch in Dead Man’s Snitch is missing, PagerTree will create an incident and route it to the correct team member that is on-call. If you have any questions please contact support@pagertree.com