Configuring OpenNMS notifications

This is a quick howto that explains how to add NotifyMyAndroid push notifications to OpenNMS.

It is based on the original Prowl guide available here .

Before we start, you will need:

  • Notify My Android Account (So you can get an API Key). You can register here .
  • Generate your API key on your Account page.
  • Notify My Android installed on your Android device. You can get it on the Google Play .
  • Download NMA Perl script and save it to /usr/bin/
  • You need Perl SSL encryption package to send notifications with HTTPS. The required lib names are: Crypt::SSLeay and LWP::UserAgent On Ubuntu: apt-get install libcrypt-ssleay-perl liblwp-useragent-determined-perl. On CentOS/Fedora: yum install openssl-perl.
  • Create a script named /usr/bin/ with the following content: (Remember to replace <your-api-key> with your api key)
  • #!/usr/bin/perl -w
    my $nma = "/usr/bin/";
    my $apikey = "<your-api-key>";
    my $application = "OpenNMS";
    my $priority = 1;
    my $event = "Alert";
    my $msg = "";
    foreach (@ARGV) {
            $msg .= $_." ";
    my $cmd = $nma." -apikey ".$apikey.
    " -application=\"".$application."\" -priority=".
    $priority." -event=\"".$event."\" -notification=\"".$msg."\"";
    my $return = qx( $cmd );
    print $return;

  • Add the following content in $OPENNMS_HOME/etc/notificationCommands.xml :
  • <command binary="true">
      <comment>send NotifyMyAndroid notifications</comment>
      <argument streamed="false">

  • Use the new notification command in your destination path