Release Announcement: Kapacitor 1.5.6

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A new maintenance release for Kapacitor is available now.

Important Highlight: We’ve recently updated the package validation mechanics to use SHA-256. Versions prior to 1.5.5 used MD5 which had some known security vulnerabilities.   

This release for Kapacitor includes the following fixes and improvements:

  1. Event Handlers
    • Thanks to community contributors, we've added support for two popular technologies to allow our users to leverage them with Kapacitor:
      • Discord is a popular chat service targeted primarily at gamers and by teams outside of gaming looking for ways to communicate and collaborate. You can now configure Kapacitor to send alert messages to Discord.
      • Microsoft Teams is a widely used "digital workspace" that facilitates communication among team members. You can configure Kapacitor to send alerts to one or more Microsoft Teams channels. 
  2. Security
    • Support for TLS 1.3  
      • You can now leverage this configuration setting to define the min and max TLS version that you wish to use.  TLS 1.0 and 1.1 have been recently retired due to a variety of vulnerabilities. For security conscious developers, take advantage of the most secure version of TLS now. 
  3. Platform and Version related support
    • Addressed issues related to UDFs and Python 3.0
    • Leveraging systemd now with Amazon Linux 2
    • Updated the build script for arm64

The binaries for the latest open source release can be found on our downloads page.

If you find issues or have questions, please join our InfluxDB Community Slack, post them in our Kapacitor Github Repo or our Community Site and we will take a look.