Private status pages allow you to hide your status page from the public and only communicate with internal teams during downtime.
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 email@example.com and we can extend your trial.
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.
You can configure your privacy option by clicking the dropdown in the top right, going to the Manage Account page, and then clicking the Page Audience tab.
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.
See this article for more information on how to connect with your Identity Provider.
The other major Page Audience 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.