Chart version: 1.5.2
Api version: v1
App version: 1.5.2
A Helm chart for Elastabot - a Slack bot companion for Elastics...
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helm repo add center
Install Chart:
helm install elastabot center/codesim/elastabot
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Helm Chart for Kubernetes

An Elastabot chart is available in the Codesim LLC Helm repository, and can be installed into an existing Kubernetes cluster by following the instructions below.

Installing the Chart

Add the Codesim repository to your Helm configuration:

helm repo add codesim

Next, install the chart with a release name, such as elastabot:

helm install elastabot codesim/elastabot

The command deploys Elastabot on the Kubernetes cluster in the default configuration. The configuration section lists the parameters that can be configured during installation. The secrets section lists the required Kubernetes secrets.

Uninstalling the Chart

To uninstall/delete the elastabot deployment:

helm delete elastabot --purge

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and deletes the release.


setting description default
image.repository Docker image repository jertel/elastabot
image.tag Tag, typically the version, of the Docker image `1.5.2
image.pullPolicy Kubernetes image pull policy IfNotPresent
commandPrefix Special character or phrase to trigger the bot, typically an exclamation point, !. Ex: !ack ! Hostname for the Elasticsearch server
elasticsearch.port Port for the Elasticsearch server 9200
elasticsearch.sslEnabled If true, uses SSL/TLS to connect to Elasticsearch false
elasticsearch.sslStrictEnabled If true, the SSL/TLS certificates will be validated against known certificate authorities false
elasticsearch.timeoutSeconds Number of seconds to wait for an Elasticsearch response 10
elasticsearch.urlPrefix URL prefix for Elasticsearch, typically an empty string
elastalert.index The index prefix used by Elastalert within Elasticsearch, typically elastalert elastalert
elastalert.silenceMinutes Number of minutes to silence an acknowledge alert if a silence duration is not explicitly given with the ack command. 240
elastalert.recentMinutes Number of minutes to look back through Elasticsearch indices for a matching triggered alert 4320 Hostname for the SMTP server
smtp.port Port for the SMTP server 25 If true, will connect to the SMTP host over SSL/TLS false
smtp.starttls If true, will send the starttls command (typically not used with false
smtp.timeoutSeconds Number of seconds to wait for the SMTP server to respond 10 Email address that will receive the triage email
smtp.from Sender email address
smtp.subjectPrefix If non-empty string, will be prepended to each email subject. Ex: [prod], [test], etc
smtp.debug If true, the SMTP connectivity details will be logged to stdout false
triageTarget How to initiate the triage process, currently only smtp is supported. smtp
searchEnabled Allow all Slack users to search the Elasticsearch cluster for any data. Disable in public communities with sensitive data true
debug If true, will output debug logging to help troubleshoot connectivity problems. false


variable required description
slackBotToken true The Slack-generated bot token, provided by
elasticsearchUsername true Elasticsearch username, provided by your ES admin
elasticsearchPassword true Elasticsearch password, provided by your ES admin
smtpUsername false Optional SMTP username, provided by your SMTP admin (used with SMTP triage target)
smtpPassword false Optional SMTP password, provided by your SMTP admin (used with SMTP triage target)

Below is a sample secrets.yaml file that can be used as a template. Remember that all secrets must be base64-encoded. You can do this via a Linux terminal as follows:

echo -n "xoxb-xxxx-yyyy-zzzzzz" | base64

Note the -n is critical when created secrets with this technique, to avoid linefeeds getting mixed in with the secrets.

IMPORTANT - Please see the note in the Elastabot main where it explains how to create a classic bot in order to use this Elastabot. Skipping over this information will prevent Elastabot from connecting to your Slack community.

apiVersion: v1
kind: Secret
  name: elastabot-secrets
type: Opaque
  slackBotToken: ""
  elasticsearchUsername: ""
  elasticsearchPassword: ""
  smtpUsername: ""
  smtpPassword: ""

Once you have provided the base64-encoded secret values, apply the file to your Kubernetes cluster as follows:

kubectl apply -f secrets.yaml