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Build a Pushover notification plugin for Obico

This tutorial walks you through the steps to build a Pushover notification plugin and run it in your self-hosted Obico server. As a matter of fact, the Pushover notification that's shipped with the Obico server is just a slightly polished version.

1. Create a Pushover app and obtain its API Token

Creating a Pushover app is a surprisingly simple process. Follow the Pushover instructions.

If everything goes smoothly, you should see a page similar to this when you are done:

The "API Token/Key" will be used to configure the Obico notification plugin we will create in this tutorial.

2. Create a Obico notification plugin

2.1 Backend plugin files

  1. Create a sub-folder named mypushover in backend/notifications/plugins. The folder name mypushover is your plugin ID and shouldn't be the same as any other plugins backend/notifications/plugins.
  2. Download this file and save it as in backend/notifications/plugins/mypushover.

2.2 Frontend plugin files

  1. Download this file and save it as mypushover.vue in frontend/src/notifications/plugins/. Please note that the file name mypushover.vue should match the plugin ID you chose in step 2.1.
  2. Open the file frontend/src/notifications/plugins.js and add the following lines to the bottom of the file:
mypushover: {
displayName: 'My Pushover plugin',

2.3 Configure environment variables

  1. Make a copy of dotenv.example and rename the copy as .env in the project root directory if you haven't previously done so.
  2. Open the .env file.
  3. Add a line that looks like this:

2.4. Rebuild the frontend

Run these command to rebuild the frontend:

cd frontend
yarn build
cd ..

3. Restart the server

docker-compose restart

You should be able to see the notification plugin you just created on your Obico server and start receiving notifications from your own pushover app!