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Chris Caron edited this page Feb 22, 2019 · 8 revisions

IFTTT (If This Than That) Notifications

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Account Setup

Creating a IFTTTT account is easy. Visit there website and create your free account.

Once you're hooked up, you'll want to visit this URL on Webhooks. This will be the gateway Apprise will use to signal any Applets you create. When you visit this page it will give you your API key in the form of a URL.

The URL might something like this:

This effectively equates to:{WebhookID}

In the above example the WebhookID is b1lUk7b9LpGakJARKBwRIZ. You will need this value!


Valid syntaxes are as follows:

  • ifttt://{WebhookID}@{Event}/
  • ifttt://{WebhookID}@{Event1}/{Event2}/{EventN}/
  • ifttt://{WebhookID}@{Event}/?+NewArg=ArgValue
  • ifttt://{WebhookID}@{Event}/?-value3

By default these are the the assign default template entries:

  • {value1} : The title will go here
  • {value2} : The body will go here
  • {value3} : The message type will go here (it will read either info, warning, critical, or success)

Parameter Breakdown

Variable Required Description
WebhookID Yes Your webhooks API Key you got from the settings area of the webhooks service itself
Event Yes This is the Event Name you assigned to the Applet you created. You must at least pass in one of these. This is the event plan on triggering through the webhook.
+Arg=Val No Add an additional {Arg} into the payload and assign it the value of {Val}. It's very important that your argument starts with a plus (+) symbol in order to use this option.
-Arg No This is useful if you want to eliminate one of the pre-defined arguments discussed below. You might want to include ?-value1&-value2 to just pass value3 in the payload. It's very important that your argument starts with a hyphen/minus (-) symbol in order to use this option. As mentioned above, your payload will ALWAYS include value1, value2, and value3 in it unless you specify otherwise.


Send a IFTTT notification:

# Assuming our {WebhookID} is b1lUk7b9LpGakJARKBwRIZ
# Assuming our {Event} is sms_message
# Assuming you want {value1} to read "My Title"
# Assuming you want {value2} to read "My Body"
# Assuming you want {value3} to read "info"
apprise -t "My Title" -b "My Value" \

Now I realize not everyone will want to use the default {valueX} entries defined. In fact, you may want to just use apprise to turn on a light switch and set some complete different value like {switch} to 'on'. Here is how you could accomplish this:

# Send {switch} a value of 'on'
# Assuming our {WebhookID} is b1lUk7b9LpGakJARKBwRIZ
# Assuming our {Event} is my_light
# Any argument prefixed with a minus/hyphen (-) eliminates an
# argument from our payload.  Since we know value1, value2, and
# value3 are present in every payload, we eliminate them.
# Now we use a plus (+) symbol in front of an argument to tell
# the remote server we want to include a new option called
# switch and set it's value to 'on'
apprise -b "" ifttt:///b1lUk7b9LpGakJARKBwRIZ@my_light/?-value1&-value2&-value3&+switch=on

Thoughts: The +/- options are relatively new, but it still feels like this plugin could be made even easier to use. If you have any idea's please open a ticket and let me know your ideas!

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