Configuring notifications

Send alerts, change settings, set defaults

Overview of notifications

Notifications allow you to get alerts when Snyk finds new issues in your projects. Snyk offers customizable notifications for:

  • vulnerabilities
  • license issues
  • weekly summary report
  • usage alerts
  • report status

Manage the default settings for which notifications Snyk sends at the group or organization level. Individual users can customize their notification preferences for particular projects.

Setting up notifications

Define group notifications

Define the notification settings at the group level to determine the template for how Snyk sends issue alert emails, weekly report emails, usage alert emails, and report status emails for organizations created in that group. You can also access the default settings for existing individual organizations at the group level.

IMPORTANT: When you change the group default settings, it does not change the settings for existing organizations or projects.

Individual users can override the default notification settings by updating their personal notification preferences in the Snyk app.

Define organization notifications

Organization notifications serve as a template for how notifications settings are defined for all projects loaded to an organization.

Define the notification settings at the organization level to determine the template for how Snyk sends issue alert emails, weekly report emails, usage alert emails, and report status emails for projects imported in that organization.

IMPORTANT: When you change the organization default settings, it does not change the settings for existing projects.

Individual users can override the default notification settings by updating their personal notification preferences in the Snyk app.

Send Slack notifications

Set up Slack to receive Snyk alerts about projects in an organization. Snyk sends these notifications to Slack:

  • alerts about new vulnerabilities found in your projects
  • alerts that new upgrades or patches for your issues have become available

Note that the email notification settings do not affect the Slack notifications. So you may receive different notifications on Slack and email, depending on your settings. For example, if your email notifications are configured to only alert on critical and high severity issues, you would still receive medium severity issue notifications on the designed Slack channel.

Change personal notifications

Individual users can change their personal notification settings in the Snyk UI.

Congratulations

Congrats! You planned for notification success by defining default settings at the Group and Organization levels. At the same time, you learned how to send alerts to a Slack channel and how individuals can change their notification settings for specific Projects!