Mandatory 2-Step Authentication can now be enforced for organization access and more

Hello, Mackerel team CRE Inoue (id:a-know) here. I hope everyone had a good Christmas.

This year, just like every year, Mackerel held our own advent calendar for the holidays. (Japanese only)

I was privileged enough to take up the anchor position this year and published my article on the 25th! All of the articles were super helpful, and I enjoyed reading them every day. Thank you so much to everyone who participated!

Now on to this week’s new release information.

Mandatory 2-Step Authentication can now be enforced for organization access

It is now possible to require that 2-Step authentication be configured for accessing an organization. This can be done from the Organization’s Settings tab.

This can be a useful measure for improving security, so by all means, give it a try.

When creating a notification channel, you can now choose whether to add that channel to the Default notification group

In Mackerel, there are two general concepts surrounding notifications: 'Channels' and 'Groups'. A notification channel is setting information for sending notifications from Mackerel. Notification groups are bundles of one or more notification channels and are used to filter notification targets (e.g. ‘service A related notifications’ or ‘connectivity monitoring related notifications’ etc.).

One group in particular, the 'Default notification group', is special in that it acts as the basis for the organization. When a new notification channel was created, it was automatically added to this default notification group. The main purpose of this was to prevent notification oversights (e.g. forgetting to add a newly created channel to a notification group).

On the other hand, this contributed to unintended notifications. And preventing this problem by removing the channel from the Default group every time became somewhat of a hassle.

With this release, when creating a new channel, you can now specify whether or not you would like to add that channel to the Default notification group. This box is checked on by default, so if you haven’t had any trouble with this in the past, simply add the channel without unchecking the box and everything will be the same as before.

The release of alpha mackerel-container-agent for Amazon EKS on AWS Fargate

This was previously announced in a separate article, but here it is again! (Japanese only)

As mentioned in the article above, the alpha version of mackerel-container-agent for Amazon EKS on AWS Fargate has been released and was announced at re:Invent, a recent AWS event.

This is the alpha version, so please give it a try if you are considering using EKS on Fargate.

Support window closed for the holidays from December 30, 2019 (Mon) to January 3, 2020 (Fri)

Mackerel's support window is usually open on business days, but will be closed from December 30th, 2019 (Monday) to January 3, 2020 (Friday) for the New Year holidays. Thank you for your understanding.