Create Recipient Group

Last modified on August 24, 2020

To create a new recipient group, send a POST request to /notifier-groups with a JSON body containing the recipient group configuration: name, monitor IDs, recipient IDs, and (optionally) error types and the IDs of custom alert templates.

Request URL



The request must include the Authorization header containing a user’s access token:

Authorization: Bearer ACCESS_TOKEN

See Authentication for more information.

Request body

The request body is a JSON object containing the configuration for the recipient group. Here is an example with all fields:

  "name": "LuciernaBank notifications",
  "is_default": false,
  "monitors": [
    {"id": 123456}
    {"id": 304276, "step_number": 2}
  "recipients": [
    {"id": 176492},
    {"id": 298126},
    {"id": 371554}
  "errortypes": [
    {"id": 1},
    {"id": 2}
  "templates": [
    {"id": 14},
    {"id": 27}

The required fields are:

  • name
  • monitors
  • recipients

The monitors and recipients arrays must contain at least one item. monitors can include monitor IDs, ContentView IDs, and individual monitor steps (as a combination of a monitor id and step_number).

The errortypes array uses 3-digit (not 4-digit) codes – exactly as they appear in the recipient group editor in AlertSite. If the errortypes array is empty or not specified, it means “all errors”.

Response body

On success, the operation returns HTTP status 200 with the ID of the created recipient group:

  "id": "123456"

Error responses have a non-200 status code and contain the errors list, such as:

  "errors": [
      "code": 400,
      "fields": [
      "message": "required and is empty"

Try it out

Click here to test this operation in AlertSite’s interactive API console.

Code examples

This code creates a recipient group containing two monitors (123456 and 304276) and three recipients (176492, 298126, 371554).


# Python 3.5+
import requests  # Requests library
import json

baseUrl = ''
username = ''  # Replace with your AlertSite login email
password = 'pa55w0rd'          # Replace with your AlertSite password

# Recipient group configuration
group = {
    'name': 'LuciernaBank notifications',
    'monitors': [
        {'id': 123456},
        {'id': 304276}
    'recipients': [
        {'id': 176492},
        {'id': 298126},
        {'id': 371554}

# Log in
payload = {'username': username, 'password': password}
r = + '/access-tokens', data=json.dumps(payload), headers={'Content-Type': 'application/json'})
token = r.json()['access_token']

# Create a recipient group
headers = {
    'Authorization': 'Bearer ' + token,
    'Content-Type': 'application/json'
r = + '/notifier-groups', data=json.dumps(group), headers=headers)
result = r.json()
if r.status_code ==
    print('A new recipient group has been created with ID', result['id'])
    print('Could not create a recipient group. The following error(s) occurred:', *result['errors'], sep='\n')

See Also

Recipient Group Operations

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