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Get started with Opsgenie as a stakeholder

Stakeholders are individuals who need to be kept abreast of an incident, and who may influence incident resolution, but who are not active responders. Stakeholders may include executives, other departmental teams, or anyone who may be impacted by the incident in question.

Stakeholders can:

  • Be notified automatically of an incident via Stakeholder notifications with specially designated messages

  • Edit profile and notification settings

  • View Service Status pages

  • View incident details as read-only

  • Subscribe to a Service to receive notifications on that Service

  • Receive customizable email notifications

Stakeholders are not available for old plan customers who subscribed to Opsgenie before November 2, 2018. Please contact Billing Support to upgrade your subscription and get Stakeholders on your account.

View stakeholder profile

Access your Stakeholder profile from the top navigation menu. Select Profile. Stakeholders can view personal information such as login email, name, role, location, time zone, skype username, and address information. The login email can be changed by clicking the Change button next to the current email listed.

Click the Edit Profile button to change all the above listed Stakeholder credentials.

Click the Change Password button to change your password by using your old password and designating a new one.

In the Notification tab, Stakeholders can view chosen methods of contact. Here, Stakeholders can disable, edit, or delete contact methods as well as add new methods for contact. These include email addresses and SMS numbers.

SMS notification is no longer available as a Stakeholder notification method for Stakeholders in our current plan offerings.
However, Responder users (Owner, Admin or User) can receive stakeholder notifications as SMS if they are added on an incident as a stakeholder.

Stakeholders may receive the following notifications:

  • An email notification

  • If a mobile app is installed, a push notification

  • SMS notification

Stakeholders will not be contacted via voice calls for notifications. There is no escalation or repeat step which notifies a Stakeholder after the initial notification. Stakeholders may receive the notifications via three methods: email, push notification and SMS.

Stakeholders also have links available in the Notification tab to download the relevant OpsGenie mobile app depending on device.

Specify News & Announcement preferences by checking off the options listed‒ whether interested in weekly account summaries, blog posts, product news, or best practices and tips. After making selections, click Save Email Preferences.

Service List Page

Access the side menu again to click Services. The Service List shows the basic information (Service Name, Team Name, and Description) of each Service at first glance. When hovering over the service, icons for Service Status and Subscribe Service become clickable.

Click a Service to see more information. In the page that opens, the list of Incidents and corresponding basic details (status, creation date/time, and latest update date/time) are displayed. Any written updates are also included for each open Incident.

A screenshot showing where stakeholders can report a problem in Opsgenie.

On the left side of the screen there is a dialogue box which includes the Service Name, the description, and team. There is also a “Subscribe to this service” option which the Stakeholder can toggle on and therefore receive notifications on that particular Service. These subscribed notifications are Incident alerts and any added updates for the subscribed Service.

Subscribed users can also be found under the Subscribers tab when you view a Service details page.

A screenshot showing where stakeholders can subscribe to a services in Opsgenie.

There are Help links accessible on the right side of the interface for Services, Incident Templates, Incident rules, Responders and Stakeholders documentations.


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