LWRP for sending messages to Atlassian's HipChat
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This cookbook provides a hipchat_msg resource, making it easier for chef recipes to send messages to a chat room on Atlassian's HipChat service.


Should work on any platform where Chef runs. Tested on Ubuntu.


  • Chef version 11.10 or greater (JSON gem version conflicts)
  • Authentication token for an existing HipChat account.
  • 'hipchat' gem (automatically installed by this cookbook's default recipe).


  • speak - do it (the default)
  • nothing - don't do it


  • api_version - version of hipchat api to use. allowed values are 'v1' and 'v2' (defaults to 'v1').
  • room - the name of the room you would like to speak into (requied).
  • token - authentication token for your HipChat account (required). Please note that auth tokens are tied to api versions (e.g. v1 tokens will not work with v2 api).
  • nickname - the nickname to be used when speaking the message (required).
  • message - the message to speak. If a message is not specified, the name of the hipchat_msg resource is used.
  • notify - toggles whether or not users in the room should be notified by this message (defaults to true).
  • color - sets the color of the message in HipChat. Supported colors include: yellow, red, green, purple, or random (defaults to yellow).
  • failure_ok - toggles whether or not to catch the exception if an error is encountered connecting to HipChat (defaults to true).

Usage example

include_recipe 'hipchat'

hipchat_msg 'bad news' do
  room 'The Pod Bay'
  token '0xdedbeef0xdedbeef0xdedbeef'
  nickname 'HAL9000'
  message "Sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that: #{some_error}"
  color 'red'

License and Author

Author:: Cameron Johnston cameron@rootdown.net

Copyright:: 2012, Cameron Johnston

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


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