The Stoplight widget is a clear visual indicator of the current availability of a specific service or metric. This is commonly used to display whether a critical service is up or down. The last outage/incident involving this check/metric will be displayed below the metric label.

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Use case

The Stoplight widget is useful when:

  • You want a simple way to display the current status of a critical service or metric.


Service is up


Service is down

When a service is down, the Incident ID is also displayed on the widget. Selecting the Incident ID will redirect you to the incident's page. 


When creating or editing a widget, a drawer that shows the widget's configuration options slides out from the right. Each configurable option is described in the following table.


Field Description
Widget name                                            
Name of the widget as it appears on the dashboard.

This field shows the default name of the widget. Select the pen icon to rename the widget. 
Select the service or metric that you want to display on the widget.