Configuring Bamboo Notifications Tutorial

In Bamboo, notifications play a crucial role in keeping your team informed about build and deployment statuses, enabling effective collaboration and faster issue resolution. In this tutorial, we will explore how to configure notifications in Bamboo to streamline communication within your development workflows.


To follow this tutorial, you should have the following:

  • An installed and configured Bamboo instance.
  • Admin access to Bamboo.

Step 1: Accessing Bamboo Notification Settings

To configure notifications in Bamboo, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Bamboo instance with your admin credentials.
  2. Click on the cog icon in the top-right corner and select "Overview" from the dropdown menu.
  3. In the left navigation panel, under "Administration," click on "Notifications."

Step 2: Creating a Notification

Now, let's create a notification to receive build status updates via email. Follow these steps:

  1. Click on the "Create" button on the right side of the "Notifications" page.
  2. Select "Email" as the notification type.
  3. Provide a name for the notification.
  4. Specify the recipient email addresses.
  5. Customize the subject and content of the email using Bamboo's built-in variables and templates.
  6. Save the notification configuration.

Example: A sample email notification configuration:

Notification Name: Build Status Email
Subject: Bamboo Build ${bamboo.buildNumber} - ${bamboo.buildResultKey} ${bamboo.buildResult} 
Content: Dear team,\n\nThe build ${bamboo.buildResultKey} (${bamboo.buildNumber}) has ${bamboo.buildResult}.\n\nRegards,\nThe Bamboo Team

Step 3: Associating Notifications with Plans

Once you have created a notification, you need to associate it with a Bamboo plan. Here's how:

  1. Go to the plan configuration page by clicking on the plan name in the Bamboo dashboard.
  2. Select the "Notifications" tab.
  3. Click on the "Add Notification" button.
  4. Choose the desired notification from the dropdown.
  5. Save the plan configuration.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

  • Forgetting to provide correct recipient email addresses.
  • Not using relevant variables or templates in the email content.
  • Missing the association of notifications with plans.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. How can I configure multiple notifications in Bamboo?

    To configure multiple notifications, repeat Step 2 for each desired notification and associate them with the relevant plans.

  2. Can I send notifications to external systems instead of email?

    Yes, Bamboo supports various notification types, including HipChat, Slack, and custom scripts, allowing you to send notifications to external systems.

  3. Can I customize the notification templates in Bamboo?

    Yes, Bamboo provides customizable email templates where you can modify the subject and content using variables.

  4. How can I test if the notifications are working correctly?

    Bamboo offers a "Send Test Notification" feature, allowing you to verify the notification configuration and ensure proper delivery.

  5. Can I configure notifications for specific build events only?

    Yes, Bamboo allows you to specify the triggering events for notifications, such as successful builds, failed builds, or deployment events.


Configuring notifications in Bamboo is a crucial step to ensure effective communication within your development workflows. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can set up email notifications for build status updates and associate them with relevant plans. Avoiding common mistakes and leveraging Bamboo's customizable templates and notification types will help you streamline collaboration and stay informed about your CI/CD processes.