Configuring Twitter

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 280-character messages called "tweets". The integration allows you to send alerts via tweet from an authorized account. We have worked together to make the integration seamless. To get started, you will first need to setup a Twitter account at https://www.twitter.com.

Integration Functionality

  • When an up or downtime event occurs on Uptime.com, an automated tweet is posted to Twitter via the authorized account.

Integration Setup

Once you have created your Twitter account, you will need to grant Uptime.com authorization to send messages to it. Create your account on Twitter, and finish basic setup, then return to Uptime.com.

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Click Notifications>Integrations then choose Twitter as the Provider Type. Name your Integration, then click Authorize. The next screen will inform you of the permissions Uptime.com will need to interact with your Twitter account. Click Authorize App. Twitter will return you to Uptime.com, and the configuration is complete.

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Once you've configured your Twitter integration, you will need to assign it to a contact and make sure that contact is notified when a Check fails.

Assign Integration to Existing Contacts

To add your integration to an existing contact, click on or type the name of the contact into the Assign to Contacts field within the integration setup screen.

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Create New Contacts for the Integration

Adding a dedicated or new contact cannot be done within the integrations screen. To do so first, click Notifications>Contacts. You can select New Contact, or add your integration to an existing contact.

Select Twitter from the Push Notifications field within the New Contact screen.

Assign Integration Contact to a Check

If you have created a new or dedicated contact for your integration, you will need to add it to specific checks. If you have assigned the integration to a contact that is already assigned to one (or more) checks, you may skip this step.

Return to your Check’s Edit screen and assign this contact to the Contacts field to be notified of a downtime event. Alert data will appear in real time.

Test Your Integration

Test your integration with one of the following two options:

  1. Force the Check assigned to your Integration to fail by altering it (HTTPS checks can use a misspelling of the domain, for example)
  2. Click Notifications>Contacts, then click Actions>Test to send a test to the Contact

 

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