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Pushbullet Agent alert notifications

Learn how to send notifications to Pushbullet using Netdata's Agent alert notification feature, which supports dozens of endpoints, user roles, and more.


This file assumes you have read the Introduction to Agent alert notifications, detailing how the Netdata Agent's alert notification method works.

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You will need:

  • a Pushbullet access token that can be created in your account settings
  • terminal access to the Agent you wish to configure

Configure Netdata to send alert notifications to Pushbullet


This file mentions editing configuration files.

  • To edit configuration files in a safe way, we provide the edit config script located in your Netdata config directory (typically is /etc/netdata) that creates the proper file and opens it in an editor automatically.
    Note that to run the script you need to be inside your Netdata config directory.

It is recommended to use this way for configuring Netdata.

Edit health_alarm_notify.conf, changes to this file do not require restarting Netdata:

  1. Set Send_PUSHBULLET to YES.

  2. Set PUSHBULLET_ACCESS_TOKEN to the token you generated.

  3. Set DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_PUSHBULLET to the email (e.g. [email protected]) or the channel tag (e.g. #channel) you want the alert notifications to be sent to.


    Please note that the Pushbullet notification service will send emails to the email recipient, regardless of if they have a Pushbullet account or not.

    You can define multiple entries like this: [email protected] [email protected].
    All roles will default to this variable if left unconfigured.

  4. While optional, you can also set PUSHBULLET_SOURCE_DEVICE to the identifier of the sending device.

You can then have different recipients per role, by editing DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_PUSHBULLET with the recipients you want, in the following entries at the bottom of the same file:

role_recipients_pushbullet[sysadmin]="[email protected]"
role_recipients_pushbullet[domainadmin]="[email protected]"
role_recipients_pushbullet[proxyadmin]="[email protected]"
role_recipients_pushbullet[sitemgr]="[email protected]"

An example of a working configuration would be:

# pushbullet ( push notification options

DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_PUSHBULLET="[email protected] [email protected] #examplechanneltag #anotherchanneltag"

Test the notification method

To test this alert notification method refer to the "Testing Alert Notifications" section of the Agent alert notifications page.

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