Dashboard Options
Design / Dashboard Options

If you would like to customize the look and functionality of the main dashboard and associated navigational elements, you may do so by navigating to Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options.  The following options for customizing the dashboard are currently available:

Calendar Options

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Calendar Options

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Dashboard Cells

Calendar

Show a green checkmark in every cell of the dashboard table where no events took place.  You may also enable the green checkmark indicator for dates that occur in the future (relative to the current, local time).

Calendar Navigation

Calendar

Enable or disable the ability for users to navigate to previous or future dates on the calendar. When this option is disabled, the navigation links above the calendar dashboard will not appear, and all navigation functionality will be disabled.

Event Icons

Calendar

Choose the icons that will represent active incidents, resolved incidents and scheduled maintenance events on the dashboard.



Dashboard API

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Dashboard API

The dashboard API option allows your users to obtain information about system status programmatically via simple, unauthenticated API calls that return JSON.  The API returns all current services and their operational status.  The dashboard API can be accessed from the dashboard by pointing any client  to /api/v1/dashboard/.  Please note that if you are utilizing SAML authentication to protect your dashboard, SAML is not enabled for the Dashboard API.  If you need to restrict access to the Dashboard API while SAML is enabled, then you should enable a Dashboard Whitelist targeted at the Dashboard API/RSS feeds only.

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Enable / Disable

N/A

With the Dashboard API enabled, users will be able to retrieve system status in JSON format from the Dashboard API endpoint.

Enable / Disable Dashboard Subscription Tab

N/A

Enable the Dashboard API subscription tab on the dashboard subscription page, which will allow users to view the dashboard API endpoint link. Disabling this option removes the Dashboard API tab from the subscription page, but users will still be able to access the Dashboard API endpoint unless the API is disabled.



Dashboard Header

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Dashboard Header

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Header Text

All

If you do not have a header logo uploaded, enter text here that will be shown in the header of every dashboard page.  If you do have a header logo uploaded, it will be shown in place of this text.

Header Links

All

Header links allow you to include up to two external Links/URLs in the dashboard header menu.  This is useful if you want to provide your users with additional information by linking to other internal/external resources or documentation.  Header links can be up to 20 characters long, however, if you are including other items in the desktop header menu (e.g. the notifications button), you may experience some alignment issues if your custom header links are too long.



Dashboard Style

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Dashboard Style

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Dashboard Style

N/A

Select the dashboard style that works best for your organization.  The calendar view displays the current service status and includes 7 days of history with clickable event indicators for each day.  The standard view displays a simpler view with only the current status for each service.  Selecting either option only changes the display view, it does not change any of the underlying service or event data and you may switch between the views at any time.



Event Search

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Event Search

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Dashboard Style

All

Enable or disable the ability for users to search event history. When this option is disabled, the search link will not appear in the dashboard header, and all search functionality and URLs will be disabled.



Global Status

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Global Status

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Global Status Indicator

All

Display a global status indicator directly above the dashboard which changes based on global service status.  If one or more of your services is experiencing an incident or scheduled maintenance, the global status indicator will change accordingly.  If scheduled maintenance is occurring concurrently with an incident, the global status indicator will indicate that an incident is occurring.



RSS Feed

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > RSS Feed

The Statusdashboard RSS feed option allows your users to obtain information about system status via a real time feed in either RSS or Atom format.  Feeds contain the most recent 10 events, including links back to your dashboard (to the event detail page).  The feed can be accessed from the dashboard by pointing any browser or RSS client to /feed/rss or /feed/atom.  Please note that if you are utilizing SAML authentication to protect your dashboard, SAML is not enabled for the feed URLs.  If you need to restrict access to the feed URLs while SAML is enabled, then you should enable a Dashboard Whitelist targeted at the dashboard API/RSS feeds only.

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Enable / Disable

N/A

With the RSS feed enabled, the RSS subscription icon will appear in the notifications subscription bar and your users will be able to access the status feed in either RSS or Atom format.



Service Groups

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Service Groups

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Enable/Disable Grouping

All

Group the services on your dashboard. For example, you may wish to have groups based on geography: North American, South America, Europe or function: Email Services, File Services.

Expand Groups

All

Expand groups automatically whenever the dashboard page is loaded.  Groups can load all collapsed, all expanded, or only the first group expanded.



Subscriptions

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Subscriptions

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Enable / Disable Dashboard Subscribe Button

All

If you would like to hide the notifications button from your dashboard pages, you may do so by switching this toggle button off. If the notifications button is hidden but notifications integrations are enabled (e.g. email), subscriptions will still be accepted and processed. You may wish to do this if you want to use custom messaging/instructions on your status dashboard homepage to direct your users to the subscription page.

Enable / Disable Subscription Management

All

Enable or disable the ability for end users to manage their notifications subscriptions for Email/SMS/Webhooks. If subscription management is disabled, the Manage Subscriptions link will not appear in the dashboard footer, and the subscription management pages will be disabled.

Note: If dashboard subscriptions are enabled and users initiate new subscriptions, they will still be able to remove existing subscriptions event if subscription management is disabled (e.g. disabling subscription management only removes the manage subscriptions link in the dashboard footer and the related URL).



Whitelabel

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Whitelabel

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Whitelabel

All

Whitelabel the dashboard by removing the 'powered by StatusDashboard' branding in the dashboard footer.

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