Strider — Enable Email Notifications

The previous blogpost was about the inital add of a git repository. This article illustrates the steps to configure Strider for Email Notifications. First, let's start with an overview of related Strider blogposts.


Strider Post Overview

  1. Manual Add Repository
  2. Enable Email Notifications
  3. Configure Webhooks
  4. Test any Git Repository with SSH

Configure Strider Server for Email Notifications

Strider email notifications require a proper server setup with SMTP configuration. You can use services like Mailgun, Mandrill, Postmark or whatever you want sending email notifications.

You have to configure the Strider server and pass the SMTP credentials as environment variables to the server process. You can pass the SMTP configuration as parameters for the start command like SMTP_PORT=587 SMTP_HOST="smtp.mailgun.org ./bin/strider or set the environment variables using export SMTP_HOST="my.smtp.server".

Required SMTP parameters are SMTP_HOST, SMTP_USER and SMTP_PASS. SMTP_PORT is set to 587 by default. SMTP_FROM has noreply@stridercd.com as standard address.

  • SMTP_HOST: SMTP server hostname (e.g smtp.mailgun.org)
  • SMTP_PORT: SMTP server port (default: 587)
  • SMTP_USER: SMTP server auth username
  • SMTP_PASS: SMTP server auth password
  • SMTP_FROM: emails from address (default: Strider noreply@stridercd.com)

(Re)start your Strider server with SMTP configuration and proceed the following steps to activate email notifications for your builds.

Add Strider Email Notifications to Your Project

The Strider platform is build around a powerful extension loader. The Strider ecosystem provides many extensions for different services. Extensions are called: plugins.

We use the strider-email-notifier plugin to enable email notifications for successful or failed builds.

First, you need to install the Email Notifier plugin in the Strider admin panel. Head over to Admin -> Plugins and hit the install button if not already installed.

Strider Plugins Administration

Afterwards, go to the project settings of the project you want to have email notifications enabled.

The Email Notifier plugin is now available in the Available Plugins box. Drag and drop the Email Notifier plugin from Available Plugins to Active Plugins.

Activate Email Notifier for your project

That's it. You've activated email notifications for your project.

Test Notifications

By default, notifications are only send if the build status changes. In case your last build succeeded and you're building again, there won't be any notification. Change the plugin configuration to inform you on every build about the result.

Email Notifier Settings

This way, you can verify successful email notification configuration. If everything is fine, just uncheck the setting to send emails for every build.

Strider Email Notification — Successful Build

Relax and test your code! Now you'll know if something broke.