14. Setup Connectors
       (For Notification and Data)

Introduction

Connectors are the way API Fortress integrates with other services and platforms to send data and/or notifications to them. A big benefit is how seamlessly API Fortress can be integrated into your day-to-day operations without disrupting workflows.

There are two levels of notification integrations:

  • Failures Only
    Sends a notification only when a test failure happens; this is typical for stateless services such as Slack.
  • Send All
    Sends all events, including successes; this is very handy when the service needs to log everything or alter a state.

Currently Available

API Fortress offers a full-featured API as well as webhooks for third-party integrations. Any platform with an API can be integrated with API Fortress. Find our current preconfigured connectors and connectors-in-progress in this list:

Basic Setup

There are just three steps to the process:

  1. Go to Company (Team) settings and create an Alert Group
  2. Link a connector to that Alert Group
  3. Connect that Alert Group to specific projects

Steps 1 & 2 – Create an Alert Group, Add a Connector

  1. Access the Company (Team) settings page by clicking the gear icon in the top right
  2. Select “Alert groups” on the side menu
  3. Create a new group of recipients if needed
  4. Click on the connectors icon
  5. Add a new Connector
  6. Choose a service from the dropdown
  7. Enter the required information

notifications - alert group and slack

Step 3 – Assign to a Project

  1. Go back to the main dashboard
  2. Click Settings on a project
  3. Select Alert Group(s) in the Alert Distribution Group field
  4. Click the green checkmark to save

alert group set