Grafana Cloud

Grafana Incident API

Interacting programmatically with Grafana Incident is the quickest way for engineering teams to customize the workflow and integrate with other tools.

Grafana Incident provides a variety of ways to integrate programmatically:

It is recommended that you use the API alongside Incoming and Outgoing webhooks.

Prefill the Declare Incident form with URL parameters

A simple way to help people declare an incident is to prefill the title, and other contextual information, during the declaration process.

You can do this using URL parameters on the page.

  • title - (optional) string - Prefill the title of the incident (a human readable string)
  • url - (optional) url - Attach some context to the incident from the beginning
  • caption - (optional) string - A description of the attached context (the label for the URL)

For example, try the following URL in your stack (Note: You should replace

Declare Incident bookmarklet

You can add a Declare Incident button to your browser to allow you to declare incidents from any website.

The bookmarklet will carry the URL and title of the page into the Incident. For example, GitHub issues, JIRA tickets, SLO page, Grafana Dashboard, even a specific tweet, any URL.

To create a bookmarklet, consult the help docs of your specific browser. However, you will likely follow this process:

  1. Add or create a new bookmark (it is recommended that you place it on your Bookmarks Bar)
  2. For the title or caption, enter Declare Incident
  3. Use the code below for the URL field, providing the correct value for the placeholder
javascript: (() => {
  let title = encodeURIComponent(document.title);
  let url = encodeURIComponent(window.location.href);

Get in touch

If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch via our grafana/incident-community repo.