Private status pages allow you to hide your status page from the public and only communicate with internal teams during downtime.
30 day trial
Unlike public pages, private pages are subject to a 30 day trial. From the day you create your account, you will have 30 days to activate your page. If you do not activate your page within those 30 days, the page will become inaccessible to anyone.
If after 30 days passes you still haven't activated your page but are still interested in using the product, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can extend your trial.
Options for privatizing your page
The primary method for making status pages private are via SAML-based SSO and Google Auth. By using either or these solutions, you can require users to authenticate before viewing the page.
To set up authentication for your private page:
Click Your page in the left sidebar.
- Click Authentication from the second menu that opens in the left sidebar.
Click Configure next to SAML.
On top of this form, you'll see two values; ACS URL / Consumer URL and EntityID/Audience URL, These values will be needed within your IdP.
- Continue to your identity provider to finish setting up. See our documentation for SSO setup for further instructions.
Require users to authenticate via SAML
Our system works with all of the major IdPs (e.g. Okta, OneLogin, PingOne or Bitium) and any solution that speaks SAML2.0.
When someone tries to access the status page, they will be routed through the Identity Provider's authentication flow. Assuming the user correctly authenticates, they will be redirected to the status page.
Require users to authenticate via Google Auth
The other major authentication option is Google Auth.
When someone tries to access the status page, they will be redirected to the standard Google authentication page. Assuming the user correctly authenticates, they will be redirected to the status page.
On a growth private page or higher, you can restrict access to your status page to a certain (or certain range) of IP addresses.