API Keys: Option to redact for team members

We've added a new permission on API keys called "Visible to members." This might not sound like a big change, but if you uncheck this permission, the API key will be visible only to team owners. Members will see this key as (REDACTED). The default for API keys is visible to all team members.


You can access this feature on your Team Settings page.

Note: This feature is not available for teams using Secure Tenancy

Slack Integration: now in private channels

We've updated our Slack App integration to make use of their new authentication methods. This will allow our Honeycomb Slack App to be invited to private channels, instead of being tied to a specific user!

Your Slack integration will continue to work the way it is. To enable this new functionality, revoke the token on the Integrations page in your Team Settings, and then click the Add To Slack button.



Better insight into your fields

Find relevant fields faster while you query, now with recently seen values, searching on descriptions, and a shortcut menu to refine your query with a click. Try it out in the query builder sidebar's Details tab.

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SLOs: reset your error budget

Have you ever blown through your entire error budget in an incident, worked to fix the underlying issue, and then wished you could easily reset your SLO's Error Budget so you and your Burn Alerts can have a fresh start?

Users of our Service Level Objective (SLO) feature (included with Enterprise plans) can now do just that. To reset your SLO's Error Budget, click the new "Reset" button on the SLO page.


Learn more in our docs.

Per-API key "create dataset" permission

API keys now include a permission for creating datasets:

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This new permission allows you to have finer-grained control over how datasets are created for your team, and reduces risk associated with embedding your API key in client code (both in browser and native apps).

The permission is enabled for all existing API keys and will default to on when new keys are created. You can disable this permission using the settings dialog pictured above.

Per-dataset usage information

We’ve improved the Dataset Overview page to give you a better idea of the dataset’s usage. Now you can see each dataset’s retention, daily event traffic, and event rate at a glance, and get more detailed information on rate limiting.

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Event-based Pricing

We have launched event-based pricing for all teams, including 60-day retention for all datasets (regardless of plan type). We've also made improvements to the Usage page and notifications about data volume and throughput. For more details see this blog post or visit our pricing page.

Trace unfurling in Slack

When you post a link to a single trace in Slack, you’ll now see a preview image of the trace in the Slack unfurl, just as you do for query results. Requires the Honeycomb Slack integration.

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Changes to Operational Rate Limits

Operational rate limits for Free plans have been changed to 1,000 events per second. Rate limits for all other plans remain the same. In addition, Honeycomb will now send periodic emails when operational rate limiting occurs. You can learn more about rate limited events in the Usage section on your Team Settings page.

Usage email settings moved to Team Settings page

You can now find the email settings for who should receive Usage related emails on the Team Settings page.