Sharing and Embedding Dashboard Tiles

Last modified on March 25, 2021

AlertSite allows you to share monitor status tiles (as seen on the Dashboard) with other people without requiring them to log in. Tiles can also be embedded into other web pages and your internal dashboards. Shared and embedded tiles automatically refresh every minute for the latest information.

Share tiles via a link

To get a public access link for a monitor or group tile, open the Options menu for that tile and select Share Tile.

Sharing a monitor tile

You can send this link to other people in your company or to external partners so they can see your monitor status without requiring an AlertSite login.

AlertSite monitor tile in a browser

Click the image to enlarge it.

Shared tiles display the monitor status for the last 24 hours. The tiles automatically refresh every minute for the latest status updates. You can hover over the charts to view the availability and response time values for a specific hour.

The View in AlertSite button, which is displayed on hover, will bring you to the AlertSite dashboard with detailed results for this monitor or group. (Requires AlertSite login.)

The 'View in AlertSite' button

Customizing shared tiles

Tile links have this format:

https://alertsiteui.alertsite.com/embed/{ID}?theme=...&timeframe=...&externalLink=hide

The query parameters are optional, and can be used to change the tile appearance.

theme

Tile color theme: day (default) or night.

timeframe

Time frame that the tile displays:

  • 12h – last 12 hours
  • 24h – last 24 hours (default)
  • 7d – last 7 days, including today
  • 30d – last 30 days, including today

externalLink=hide

This will hide the View in AlertSite button from the tile.

When you generate a link, the parameter values used in the link reflect your current Dashboard theme and time frame.

Embed tiles into web pages

You can also embed monitor tiles into other web pages by using the HTML iframe element. To do that, add the following code in your web page’s HTML code:

<iframe src="TILE_LINK" width="300" height="300" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

Replace TILE_LINK with the tile’s public link that you get via the  Share Tile command.

If creating a web page from scratch, you can use the template below. Simply paste your tile links into placeholders, and save as an .htm file.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
  <iframe src="TILE_LINK_1" width="300" height="300" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
  <iframe src="TILE_LINK_2" width="300" height="300" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
  <!-- ... other tiles ... -->
</body>
</html>

Embed tiles into other products

AlertSite tiles can be embedded into any third-party dashboards that can display external web pages. Some dashboards may need just the tile link to embed, others may need the HTML iframe code. Below are some examples.

Datadog

PagerDuty

Alternatives

As an alternative to embedded tiles, you can query AlertSite Report API and build custom dashboards and charts from the data.

See Also

AlertSite UXM Dashboard
AlertSite Integrations

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