Publish deployment notifications to Slack via the incoming webhooks integration
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Publish deploy notifications to Slack - for Capistrano v3.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'capistrano-slackify', require: false

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install capistrano-slackify


Require the gem in your Capfile:

require 'capistrano/slackify'

And then set the required variables in config/deploy.rb:

set :slack_url, ''

Ensure that you have enabled the incoming webhooks integration - copy/paste the webhook url provided in the setup instructions.

The task will run automatically on deploy. Alternatively, you can notify of a deploy starting manually by using:

bundle exec cap production slack:notify_started

Or to notify of a finished deploy:

bundle exec cap production slack:notify_finished

By default, this will publish something along the lines of:

Revision 64a3c1de of my_app deployed to production by seenmyfate in 333 seconds.

If a deploy has failed, the following message will be published by default:

production deploy of my_app with revision/branch 64a3c1de failed

As with the other tasks, it is also possible to notify failures manually:

bundle exec cap production slack:notify_failed


Any of the defaults can be over-ridden in config/deploy.rb:

set :slack_channel, ['#devops', '#other-channel']
set :slack_username, 'Deploybot'
set :slack_emoji, ':trollface:'
set :slack_user, ENV['GIT_AUTHOR_NAME']
set :slack_fields, ['status', 'stage', 'branch', 'revision', 'hosts']
set :slack_mrkdwn_in, ['pretext', 'text', 'fields']
set :slack_hosts, -> { release_roles(:all).map(&:hostname).join("\n") }
set :slack_text, -> {
  elapsed = Integer(fetch(:time_finished) - fetch(:time_started))
  "Revision #{fetch(:current_revision, fetch(:branch))} of " \
  "#{fetch(:application)} deployed to #{fetch(:stage)} by #{fetch(:slack_user)} " \
  "in #{elapsed} seconds."
set :slack_deploy_starting_text, -> {
  "#{fetch(:stage)} deploy starting with revision/branch #{fetch(:current_revision, fetch(:branch))} for #{fetch(:application)}"
set :slack_deploy_failed_text, -> {
  "#{fetch(:stage)} deploy of #{fetch(:application)} with revision/branch #{fetch(:current_revision, fetch(:branch))} failed"
set :slack_deploy_finished_color, 'good'
set :slack_deploy_failed_color, 'danger'
set :slack_notify_events, [:started, :finished, :failed]

You can setup custom fields by defining a mapping for how to display them in slack:

set :slack_fields, ['status', 'environment', 'docker_image']
# You could also add your custom mappings to the defaults with:
# set :slack_fields, fetch(:slack_fields).push('environment', 'docker_image')
set :slack_custom_field_mapping, -> {
    'environment' => {
      title: 'Environment',
      value: -> {
        if fetch(:stage) == :production
      short: true,
    'docker_image' => {
      title: 'Docker image',
      value: fetch(:docker_image),
      short: false,

To configure the way slack parses your message (see 'Parsing Modes' at use the :slack_parse setting:

set :slack_parse, 'none' # available options: 'none', 'full'


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