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Twilio Agent alert notifications

Learn how to send notifications to Twilio 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:

Configure Netdata to send alert notifications to Twilio


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_TWILIO to YES.

  2. Set TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID to your account SID.

  3. Set TWILIO_ACCOUNT_TOKEN to your account token.

  4. Set TWILIO_NUMBER to your account's number.

  5. Set DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_TWILIO to the number you want the alert notifications to be sent to.
    You can define multiple numbers like this: +15555555555 +17777777777.
    All roles will default to this variable if left unconfigured.


    Please not that if your account is a trial account you will only be able to send notifications to the number you signed up with.

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


An example of a working configuration would be:

# Twilio ( SMS options


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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