Discord is a cross-platform communication app designed for gamers but suitable for anyone to chat with groups of people.
Datadog is a service for IT, Operations and Development teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight.
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Triggers when a new message is posted to a specific text channel.
Triggers when a new user joins the Discord Server.
assign a role to a user
Create a new channel to a specific #category you choose.
Remove a chosen role from the specified user.
Rename a channel to a specific name you choose.
Post a new message to a specific #channel you choose.
This covers the data that you want to send to Datadog
Discord and Datadog are popular tops that help us communicate and monitor our servers. Discord is a voice and text chat app which is used for text and voice communication through servers set up by Discord users. It’s used for casual chats as well as serious business chats. Datadog, on the other hand, is a monitoring service which helps to monitor server performance, analyze errors and detect security breaches.
Discord can integrate with Datadog to track specific events and stats on your servers. The integration consists of two parts. the first part is the integration of Discord and Datadog using a plugin that comes with Discord. The second part invpves using a third-party service called Discord Bot Maker to create a custom bot which you can use to integrate Datadog with your Discord server.
Step 1. Installation of Datadog Discord Plugin
First, you need to install the Datadog Discord plugin from the fplowing link. https://discordapp.com/developers/applications/meid=722072895. Once installed, you will be able to see a purple datadog icon in a sidebar next to a purple discord icon. If you hover over the discord icon, you will see a drop down menu. In the drop down menu, click on the “Manage Servers”. This will open a new window where you can add one or more servers from your discord account. Once you have added all the servers you want to monitor, click “Save Changes”
Step 2. Create a Datadog Integration Token
Now that we have created a server list in Discord, we need to create an Integration Token for each server. To do this, click on your username in discord and then click on “View Profile”. This will open a new window where you can see your username and nickname as well as your avatar picture if you have one. Click on “Integrations” in the left sidebar of this window. You will see an option to create an integration token for each of the servers you want to integrate with Datadog under the “Manage Server Integrations” section. Click on “New Integration Token”. This will open another window where you can write a name for your token and provide an IP address or domain name for each of your servers. Once you are done providing the IP addresses or domain names for your servers, click on “Generate Token”. This will open yet another window where you can copy your token for each of your servers. You can repeat steps 3-6 for all the servers you have added in step 1.
Step 3. Create Custom Discord Bots
Now that we have created an integration token for each of our servers, we need to create custom Discord bots so that they can integrate with our servers using their tokens. For this purpose, we are going to use the Discord Bot Maker website which is available at https://discordapp.com/developers/applications/meid=665616897. Once there, click on “New App” in the upper right corner of the page. This will create a new application which you can use to make custom bots for your Discord servers. Fill in all the details required in the various fields (name, description, etc.. Once filled out, click on “Create App”. You will be taken to a page where you can view different tabs like “Library”, “Functions”, etc. Under each tab you can see different methods, commands and events that you can use when creating bots for your servers. Let us look at how we can create a bot that is capable of sending messages to our Datadog channels whenever an event occurs in any of our servers. Do this by clicking on the “Library” tab in the new page opened after you click on “Create App” in step 3 above. Do this by clicking on the “Add Library Package” button in the upper left corner of this page. This will open another window where you can search for different libraries by entering their names in the search box provided at the top of this page. You can then select different libraries by clicking on them one by one. Once your search is over, you will see all the libraries that match your search criteria in a list below this search box. Choose a library that best suits your needs and then click on it once it appears in the list below the search box . This will take you to a page where you can find information about this particular library which includes its purpose, installation requirements and other useful links related to it. Once you have chosen a library which best suits your needs, click on it once it appears in the list below the search box at the bottom of this page. In this example, we are going to use Twilio because it has everything we need to send text messages from our server to our discord channel via Discord Bot Maker. Therefore, click on Twilio in the list below the search box at the bottom of this page . Now that you have chosen a library that best suits your needs, click on it once it appears in the list below the search box at the bottom of this page . This will take you to a page where you can get started using Twilio by clicking on “Libraries | New Message | Read more” . You will see three different tabs along with some sample code in each tab . As mentioned earlier, we need to create a custom bot so that our server can send text messages from discord to our Datadog channels when any event occurs in any of our servers. Therefore, we need to create a custom bot in combination with Twilio by clicking on “Libraries | New Message | Twilio” in order to do this . You will then be taken to another page where we can configure our custom bot . On this page, we need to change three different fields (Application ID , Auth Token and Callback URL. . The application ID is unique identifier given by discord . The auth token is used for sending messages from discord . The callback url is used when we want someone else (in this case our server . to make requests to discord and receive responses back . So go ahead and fill in these fields with appropriate values and then click on “Submit Changes” at the bottom of this page . Once you click submit changes , discord will send a verification code to your phone number , which we need to enter into discord . The verification code sent by discord will be valid for only 60 minutes so do not waste time . Go ahead and enter it at once . Now that we have successfully verified our application with discord , it is time to create bot commands so that our server can send messages from discord via bot maker . To do this , we need to click on “Libraries | New Message | Commands” on the main page of discord bot maker . This takes us back to another page where we can create bot commands . Just like before , start off by filling out all the details needed in the various fields on this page . Once done , click on “Submit Changes” at the bottom of this page . After submitting changes , discord will send another verification code which we need to enter into discord just like before . Now that we have successfully verified our application with discord again , it is time to save changes made so far . To do this , click on “Libraries | New Message | Save Changes” at the top of this page . Now , let us test our bot by sending it some message from discord . To do this , go back to discord by clicking on “Home” at top left corner of discord bot maker website . Then , click on “Message” tab at top right corner of your screen . Now , type /start into this text box and then press enter key . If everything goes according to plan , then discord will send an instruction to our custom bot telling it that someone has sent /start message into its chat channel . If there are no errors during execution of instructions sent from discord , then bot maker will respond with /ok message . If there are errors during execution of instructions sent from discord , then bot maker will respond with /error message . If everything works as expected , then now is time to send messages from discord via bot maker so that our server can send messages from discord via bot maker so that our server can send messages from discord via bot maker so that our server can send messages from discord via bot maker so that our server can send messages from datado g via datado g via datado g via datado g
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