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Improve your incident response flow

Learn how to improve your incident response capabilities using high-cardinality attributes in your instrumentation, creating alerts, and configuring Workflow Links.

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Create Lightstep Observability users

Lightstep Observability offers role-based access control (RBAC) to features and functionality. You can add users manually or automatically via domain allowing, authorizing any user at the domain access without an explicit invitation.

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Create a billing dashboard

Create a dashboard to monitor your Lightstep Observability billing.

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Create and manage API keys

You need to supply a Lightstep Observability API Key as the Authorization header for all API requests, using the bearer identifier. You also may need API keys when you integrate Lightstep Observability with other applications.

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Create and manage Satellite keys

Microsatellites require keys to authenticate and communicate with Lightstep Observability. You need to create a Satellite key when you install and configure Microsatellites.

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Create and manage access tokens

Lightstep Observability use access tokens to identify the project the tracer is reporting for. Microsatellites need this token to accept and store span data from the tracer.

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Create projects for your environments

You can have several projects in Lightstep Observability. For example, you might have one project for your development environment and one for production. Or you may have projects for different areas of your application while they're in development.

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Data security in Lightstep Observability

Security teams commonly have questions about running Lightstep Observability as part of their production environment. This document summarizes how you can categorize and evaluate Lightstep Observability from a security perspective.

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Manage email notifications

Lightstep Observability automatically determines how well your services are instrumented and performing, and sends email notifications that let you know how you're doing.

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Measure Your instrumentation quality

The span data that you view and use in Lightstep Observability for observability into your system depends on the quality of your tracing instrumentation. Lightstep Observability analyzes the instrumentation on your services and determines how you can improve it to make Lightstep Observability work even better for you.

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Monitor billing

Monitor your Lightstep Observability usage and billing.

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Monitor your account's seats and services usage

Lightstep Observability's pricing plan is based on seats and services. You can monitor the number of seats and services currently in use.

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Post previews to Slack

When you integrate Lightstep Observability with Slack, you can copy a link to a specific Explorer query, Trace View page, or Stream, post it into any Slack channel in your workspace, and all the pertinent info from that page displays in the Slack channel.

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Set your span data retention policy

Lightstep Observability allows you to configure the amount of time your data is stored to match your company's data rentention policy.

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Set your time zone

Configure Lightstep Observability to use your local timezone

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Understand data retention in Lightstep

Learn how your metric and span data is retained in Lightstep and the data retention period for each.

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Use Okta to manage user provisioning

You can use Okta to handle provisioning of users.

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Use OneLogin to manage single sign on (SSO)

You can use OneLogin to handle authentication and SSO for users.

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View and manage metric details

You can edit the metadata associated with metrics reporting to your Lightstep Observability project.