Setup Notifications

Introduction

There are many ways to be notified of failures and performances issues with API Fortress. The easiest is email and text. You can also receive notifications using third party tools we connect with from our connectors, or any tool that has APIs using our webhooks. Here we will show you the two simplest setups.

Setup Test Failure Notifications

You must have “Manager” access to set the notifications. By default, the user that registers the company is the manager and is automatically added as the one who receives the notifications via email. The manager(s) can add others to the notifications list. You can manage the list of people who receive the notification in the company settings. Read more about that here.

Setup Performance Alerts

Performance is the first thing that people think of when they are concerned about their APIs. By scheduling accuracy tests to run automatically, the data from those executions can then be used for proper insight into how the API is performing globally.

Step 1. Go to the Dashboard

Step 2. Click on Metrics

Step 3. Click on Footprint

Step 4. Click on the Bell to Add a Monitor

Step 5. Fill in the Information

Enter the name of the alert, select the type of monitor (latency or fetch), and the max value for the trigger. Latency is the time it takes to ping the endpoint and it responds, and fetch is the time it takes to download the response. Large responses will lead to large fetch times, so be aware of this when setting a number.