Automation Workflow:

Why use Automation workflow?

Because it’s awesome tool for helping you track things and be on top of changes introduced by your employees/coworkers. Automation workflow will allow you to spot unpredicted events and act accordingly. It’s highly configurable and will surely fulfil your monitoring and management needs.

With nOps Automation workflow, you can get alerted almost for all the activities happening within your AWS environment with power of choice like who get alerted and when.

How to reach to automation workflow screen in nOps?

Rules > Rules Engine > Create New Workflow > Automation Workflow

Step-1: Creating a new Automation WF

  • Open Create Workflow screen.
  • Enter “Workflow Name” and Select “ Automation Workflow ” as workflow type and click on “Workflow Detail” button.

Step-2: Configure Events

  • Click on “Events” node.
  • Select cloudtrail events for which you want to be notified on “Cloudtrail Events is” dropdown. If you wish to get notified for all the event types then simply select “ALL” option.
  • Select condition and IAM users on “IAM user” dropdown.
  • Select “User Agent” type from dropdown. If you want to get notified for all user agents then simply select “ALL” from dropdown.
  • Enter interval hours on “Workflow Interval” field . For example if you enter 2 hours interval then workflow would run every 2 hours.
  • Click on “Save” button.

Step-3: Configure Notification

  • Click on “Notification” node
  • On “Wait for” section, Enter hours and if you want to get repeated notification if resources are not approved then enable “Resend Notification if resources are not approved” switch.
  • Select status of resource on “Inspect the resource status before sending” section. If you want to be notified for resources that are active then disable active switch and if you want to be notified for resources that are inactive then enable the switch.
  • Select the reviewers from “Send to admin users” dropdown who will receive notification.
  • On “Select notification lists” select any existing notification list from dropdown and all the notifications will be sent to that list as well.
  • Click on “Save” button to save changes or click on “Delete” if you want to delete it.

Step-4: Publish Workflow

  • Click on “Publish Workflow” button on top right side.

Step-5: Results

  • Once you configured the automated workflow, you can start seeing the alerts based on your choice of notifications (Email/Slack/HipChat).

Some examples of automated workflow alert on email and slack.

E.g Slack Alert


E.g: Email Alert


Step-6: Unpublish Automated Workflow

To “Unpublish” workflow a user need to delete it.

  • Open workflow that you want to delete
  • Click on “Delete Workflow” button on top right side.
  • Once a workflow is deleted then you will no longer be getting alerts.

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