Configure Alerts through API

Hi all,

Monitoring became available 9 months ago in April 2017, but as of yet we still cannot setup alerts through the API. This is annoying since I configure my whole DO setup using terraform, yet i have to manually configure alerts through the UI.

Is there any plans for adding this feature or is it definitely not going to happen?


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Just a quick update here. DigitalOcean now has a Monitoring API endpoint that you could use. For more information you can take a look at the official API documentation here:

There are endpoints that would allow you to configure alerts via the API.

Also, keep in mind that you need to have the DigitalOcean Metrics Agent installed on your Droplet in order to get some data back.

You can install the do-agent as per the instructions here:

Hope that this helps. Best, Bobby

Any news?


I realize that the setup is not optimal for automated config, and I’ve recorded your ask. Regarding timing, we’re currently reprioritizing the monitoring roadmap, based largely on user input. If you haven’t already please weigh in using our roadmap survey, which is open through 31 January at 11:59 Pacific time.

thanks, Michelle