Posted On: Jan 18, 2022

AWS Systems Manager Automation now allows you to execute runbooks from Slack to perform operational tasks, resolve issues, and take actions safely in your AWS environment using AWS Chatbot. You can now search for Automation runbooks, provide the necessary inputs, and execute the runbook directly from Slack channels. You can also track the progress and status of the runbook execution in Slack.

You can use Systems Manager Automation to author runbooks to execute common IT tasks, such as patching or restarting instances. Now, you can execute these runbooks from Slack channels without switching to AWS console. Additionally, you can configure Slack channel permissions to match the runbook requirements by modifying account-level settings, using IAM roles, and guardrail policies.

This feature is available in all AWS Regions where AWS Systems Manager and AWS Chatbot services are offered. For more information about Automation, visit the Systems Manager Automation documentation. To learn more about AWS Chatbot, visit the AWS Chatbot product page.