A Telegram alert plugin for Cabot by Arachnys

alert, cabot, monitoring, telegram
pip install cabot_alert_telegram==0.2.dev0


Cabot Telegram Plugin

Based on:

This is an alert plugin for the cabot service monitoring tool. It allows you to alert users using a Telegram chat room.


Enter the cabot virtual environment:

$ pip install cabot_alert_telegram
$ foreman stop


$ pip install git+git://
$ foreman stop

Edit conf/*.env:

TELEGRAM_CHAT_ID=id of the chat where messages will be sent

Add cabot_alert_telegram to the installed apps in

$ foreman run python syncdb
$ foreman start

Add manually an instance of the Alert Plugin (sometimes it is not added automatically):

$ ssh ubuntu@server
$ source venv/bin/activate
$ cd cabot
$ foreman run -e conf/production.env python shell # point to the correct production.env file
Python 2.7.3 (default, Dec 18 2014, 19:10:20)
[GCC 4.6.3] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from cabot_alert_telegram.models import TelegramAlert
>>> ta = TelegramAlert()
>>> ta.title = u'Telegram'
>>> (Ctrl-D to exit)

Telegram Bot

You need to create a Telegram bot which will be used to send the messages to the users. To create a new Telegram Bot check the official documentation at

You need to create a new Group Chat, add all your users to that chatroom and add also the Bot there.

To get the chat id, open and select the group chat you previously created. Check the URL, it will be something like this:

You need to not the value of p parameter (g99999999) and exchange g with a -: -99999999

This is a bit hacky, but I don't know any other way to get the group id.