I can't seem to find any documentation on this. I configured the Slack app with a webhook to a certain channel. From what I can tell, with Slack it is one channel per webhook, so I'm not sure what the point of the "recipient" field is when creating a Watcher. It doesn't seem to do anything for me and always just goes to the channel the webhook is for.
are you referring to the
to field in the slack action? See https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elastic-stack-overview/6.5/actions-slack.html
If so, you . can control whom want to send a message as well. Just try it out
Hope that makes sense.
oh I see. This is the
to field and can be a user or a channel (optionally).
Which is what I'm confused about. I created a Slack app and a webhook for that app. The X-Pack Slack settings takes a
url setting that I put that webhook url into. That webhook in Slack is what is set to send messages to a particular channel / user. So I added a webhook for a set channel, and because that webhook is only for that one Slack channel, setting
recipient on the Kibana / Elasticsearch side of things doesn't change anything for me. It always just send to that one Slack channel.