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pagerduty: The Cog PagerDuty Command Bundle


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PagerDuty Command

PagerDuty Command: Finding out who is currently oncall


The pagerduty bundle adds five new commands: ack, resolve, alert, incidents and oncall.

  • ack - Acknowledge triggered incidents ack [-a | --as <pagerduty user email>] <incident id> ack requires a pagerduty user's email address to acknowledge an incident. If --as is not passed ack will first look for an env var called PAGERDUTY_EMAIL_FOR_<COG USER> where COG USER is the Cog username for the user making the request. If that var isn't found it will fall back to PAGERDUTY_DEFAULT_EMAIL. If neither are found the command will fail.
  • resolve - Resolve incidents resolve [-a | --as <pagerduty user email>] <incident id> resolve works identically to ack. First looking for PAGERDUTY_EMAIL_FOR_<COG USER> and then PAGERDUTY_DEFAULT_EMAIL.
  • alert - Trigger an incident on a specific service. alert [-s | --service <service name>] <msg> Optionally you can set the PAGERDUTY_DEFAULT_SERVICE_KEY env var. alert will then trigger incidents on that service when no service is passed.
  • incidents - Get a list of incidents incidents [-a | --acked] [-t | --triggered] [-r | --resolved] [-l | --limit] Get a list of incidents based on the option or options passed. By default incidents will return only incidents in the triggered state.
  • oncall - Get a list of services with the current primary oncall oncall [service name] If a service is passed only the oncall for that service will be returned. Otherwise a list of services with their corresponding user will be returned.


pagerduty comes bundles with three permissions: pagerduty:alert, pagerduty:read, pagerduty:write. By default oncall is 'allowed'. To alert you will need the pagerduty:alert permission. To see incidents, pagerduty:read. And to ack or resolve, pagerduty:write.


The pager duty bundle still uses the v1 API. You'll need to select this when creating an account token.

pagerduty uses a few env vars to configure it. All commands require PAGERDUTY_ACCOUNT_SUBDOMAIN and PAGERDUTY_ACCOUNT_TOKEN to be set. That would be the subdomain for your PagerDuty account and the api token respectively.

alert has an optional var, PAGERDUTY_DEFAULT_SERVICE_KEY. This is the integration key found on the integration tab for the service on PagerDuty's web ui. If set, any alerts that don't specify a service will be sent here. Note that if the service key is not set or a service isn't passed to the command, it will fail.

ack and resolve have a couple extra vars. PAGERDUTY_DEFAULT_EMAIL, similar to PAGERDUTY_DEFAULT_SERVICE_KEY, ack and resolve will use this email as the requester when acking or resolving incidents. Additionally you may attach the requester to cog accounts. Using vars in the form, PAGERDUTY_EMAIL_FOR_<COG USER> you can specify which PagerDuty email is associated with which Cog user. So for example, if your Cog username is 'bob', you would set the var PAGERDUTY_EMAIL_FOR_BOB. Then whenever you ack or resolve the proper PagerDuty account is associated with the action.


curl -O
cogctl bundle install config.yaml


To build the Docker image, simply run:

$ rake image

Requires Docker and Rake.