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What are notifications in UpGuard?
What are notifications in UpGuard?

Notifications help you keep track of significant events and remind you to complete specific actions.

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Written by Caitlin Postal
Updated over a week ago

Notifications keep you informed about relevant news and remind you to complete specific actions in your UpGuard account. There are two types of notifications available to all UpGuard users:

  • Activity notifications are for important events that occur, such as changes to your security rating, updates to vendors' security ratings, information regarding new identity breaches, and more.

  • Tasks are notifications for actions necessary to progress a workflow, such as reviewing questionnaires and risk remediation requests, approving internal risk waivers, and more.

These notifications appear on the Home screen, which provides a reverse chronological feed of information. You can update your notification settings from the Home screen.

Your specific notification options depend on your user permissions. For example, if you don't have access to the Identity Breaches module in BreachSight, you won't be able to configure notifications for identity breaches.

Administrators can create custom notifications that will be available for all users of the organization's account. Custom notifications are displayed on the home page within the app and sent via email. You can activate custom notifications from the Manage notifications button on the Home screen. To create a custom notification that will notify your whole team by email, read our guide on How to create an email integration in UpGuard. Custom notifications can also be used to trigger webhook integrations, which account administrators can configure from the Create Integration screen.

Users with administrative privileges also have the option to receive Audit Log events as notifications. For more information on the audit log and how administrators can access it, read our article on What is UpGuard's Audit Log?

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