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Optional settings

Optional settings

Asynchronous notifications

Along with notifications via email (see this section) about events happening in the system, TethysDash also supports direct asynchronous notifications to all connected Dash UI clients (via websockets), as well as via posting of Slack messages.

In general, the asynchronous notification feature is considered optional because the Dash UI will still perform a periodic "pull" of the information, and the user can also click the refresh button whenever needed.

  • Websockets. This is by default supported by the TethysDash system itself.

    Note

    Enabled recently, we seek to make this mechanism the one moving forward in general.

  • Pusher. Instead of the direct websockets endpoint provided by TethysDash, you can use Pusher. Assuming you already have a Pusher account, visit https://dashboard.pusher.com/ and create an application for purposes of your TethysDash instance. Take note of the credentials of the created application:

    • app_id
    • key
    • secret
    • cluster

  • Slack. TethysDash uses this API to post notifications to Slack. Create a Slack "webhook" and take note of corresponding URL. For the TethysDash configuration, you will indicate a default channel where a subset of the generated events will be posted. (Note that when sending "notes" through the Dash UI, users can also indicate additional channels as desired.)

ReCAPTCHA

TethysDash can use the ReCAPTCHA mechanism to reduce the risk of spam in user account creation. This is optional. Follow the Google documentation to register your TethysDash site. Take note of the privateKey and siteKey for your site.