Toggle Component Status

Instead of strictly controlling the status of components with incidents or maintenances, you may now toggle the status of each component right from your Dashboard.

This functionality already existed within our API and it’s also how we implemented automated status toggles via emails and Pingdom. Now you may do it manually.

To change a component status, click the container and then choose from the component drop-down.

 

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Two Factor Auth

In an effort to protect your status page from brute-force attacks and stolen credentials, we released support for Yubico Yubikey two factor authentication.

It’s super simple to set up.

  1. Get a Yubikey device! You can purchase them here.
  2. Sign in to your Status.io account and navigate to the Account view.
  3. Enter your OTP using the Yubikey

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4. If the Yubikey connection was successful your account will say Yubikey Connected

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That’s it! Every time you sign in to Status.io you can just tap your Yubikey while selecting the OTP field.

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We’re always happy to help if you run into any issues or have a suggestion. Contact us anytime.

Version 0.4.6

[Feature] Integration with Yubico 2-factor authentication

[Feature] Ability to upload custom favicon

[Feature] Ability to disable specific notification types

[Improvement] Active incidents and maintenances are now displayed towards the top of the status page

[Improvement] Refactored incident notification email message template

[Improvement] New team members now default to their team page

Version 0.4.5

[Feature] Add New Relic as metric data source

[Improvement] Simplified incident update process

[Improvement] Enhanced billing reporting

[Improvement] Refactored billing communications

[Bug] Fixed CDN image loading in dashboard views

[Bug] Fixed browser security errors for status page previews

[Bug] Fixed minor browser errors in dashboard

[Bug] Sorted maintenance update messages properly

External Service Monitoring

We just launched a surprise new feature… External service monitoring!

Our robots are continuously monitoring the API endpoints of various 3rd party services. Over 50 services are already being monitored and you can see the whole list at whatsup.status.io.

You can now select the appropriate services and include their current status directly on your status page.

Here’s an example of how external service health is displayed on our status page:

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Add external services to your status page in the Dashboard. Simple go to the Components view and scroll to the bottom. Click the Add service button in the External services section.

Feel free to add as many services as you wish. They will be sorted alphabetically on your status page.

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StripeTwilioMailchimp and Twitter are just some of the 50+ services we are monitoring already. Let us know what services we are missing.

Unlimited external services are included with every plan. Get rollin’ today at Status.io

Version 0.4.3

[Feature] Added .com cname for optional bypassing of the .io TLD

[Feature] Components are now sortable via drag and drop

[Improvement] Live chat support is now accessible from anywhere inside the Dashboard

[Improvement] Redesigned the status.io website

[Bug] Fixed notification message subjects

Alternative TLDs

A new alternative TLD is now supported for custom domains: .com

When using a custom domain, such as status.example.com, you must create a CNAME record pointing to domain.status.io.

Now you may choose between the .io or .com TLD.

.io should use domain.status.io

.com should use domain.statusio.com

Why does it matter?

TLD’s are each controlled by different entities, different infrastructure, etc. We all saw the .io TLD experience issues early in 2013. While we can’t prevent a TLD issue, we decided to offer multi-TLD’s so our customers can choose which TLD they wish to utilize.

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