Reassign Incidents

Reassign incidents to escalation levels, escalation policies or specific users

When it is determined that you or another assigned responder cannot respond to an incident, you may choose to reassign the incident to the next user on the current escalation level, to a different escalation policy, or to a specific user.

Reassign an Incident

There are three methods of reassigning an incident:

  • Reassign to an Escalation Level (Recommended): Reassigning an incident to an escalation level means escalating the incident to the next user in the incident’s current escalation policy. This method is ideal because the escalation policy will continue to cycle through escalation rules until a user acknowledges the incident.
  • Reassign to an Escalation Policy (Recommended): Reassigning the incident to a different escalation policy than the one currently being used is also ideal. The escalation policy will continue to cycle through escalation rules until a user acknowledges the incident.
  • Reassign to a User: Reassigning the incident to an individual user means that only the selected user will be notified. The incident’s escalation policy will no longer be used, and other users will not be notified if the selected user does not acknowledge the incident.

Reassign an Incident in the Web App

  1. Click an incident’s Title to go to its detail page and click Reassign.
  2. Select the desired Escalation Policy, User or Escalation Level from their respective tabs in the drop-down list.
  3. Click Reassign.

Reassign Multiple Incidents in the Web App

  1. Navigate to the Incidents page.
  2. Select the checkbox to the left of each incident and click Reassign.
  1. Select the desired Escalation Policy, User or Escalation Level from their respective tabs in the drop-down list.
  2. Click Reassign.

Reassign an Incident in the Mobile App

  1. Tap the incident that you want to reassign.
  2. Tap More in the bottom right and tap Reassign, or scroll through the incident actions in the Triage tab and tap Reassign.
  3. Select one of the following based on your preferences:
    • To reassign to a different escalation policy: In the Escalation Policies tab, select your preferred escalation policy.
    • To reassign to the next user on the escalation level: In the Users tab, select a user under This Policy.
    • To reassign to a different user: In the Users tab, select a user under All Users.
  4. Tap Reassign to confirm.

Reassign Multiple Incidents in the Mobile App

  1. On the Open Incidents screen, tap the in the top right and select Select Incidents.
  2. Select the radio buttons to the left of each incident you would like to reassign, tap the again and select Reassign.
  3. Select one of the following based on your preferences:
    • To reassign to a different escalation policy: In the Escalation Policies tab, select your preferred escalation policy.
    • To reassign to the next user on the escalation level: In the Users tab, select a user under This Policy.
    • To reassign to a different user: In the Users tab, select a user under All Users.
  4. Tap Reassign to confirm.

Reassign an Incident Via API

To learn more about reassigning incidents via API, please visit our Manage Incidents API Documentation.

Escalate an Incident

Escalation assigns the incident to another user on the incident's current escalation policy. You may select the next user from the escalation level that you are on, or a user on a different escalation level. Escalating is the same action as reassigning to an escalation level, but this action is also available for quick and easy use under the Escalate button on PagerDuty incidents.

Escalate an Incident in the Web App

  1. Click an incident’s Title to go to its detail page and then click Escalate.
  2. Select the desired user from the drop-down list and the incident will automatically escalate to that user.

Escalate an Incident in the Mobile App

  1. Tap the incident that you want to escalate.
  2. Tap More in the bottom right and tap Escalate, or scroll through the incident actions in the Triage tab and tap Escalate.
  3. Select the desired user from the list and then tap Escalate in the confirmation dialog that appears.

Escalate an Incident Via API

To learn more about escalating incidents via API, please visit our Manage Incidents API Documentation.


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