Import and Link Components

This article covers importing catalog items from external providers and linking them to enable additional capabilities. Importing components will automatically link them, but if you already have existing FireHydrant Services, Functionalities, or Environments, you can link them in bulk using the same workflow.

Depending on the third-party provider's category, linking components enables several different capabilities:

  • For alerting providers like Opsgenie, PagerDuty, and Splunk On-Call:
  • For repository providers like GitHub:
    • Importing creates entries in FireHydrant's Catalog for each repository imported and links the repo to the service.
    • This enables the ingestion of Change Events, where any merges to the main branch of your repository register as change events, giving your responders a handy avenue to explore when an incident occurs
  • For Atlassian Statuspage:
    • Importing Statuspage components will create entries in FireHydrant's Catalog and link the Statuspage component to the FireHydrant component.
    • This link allows automatically marking the relevant component impacted on the Statuspage if the linked component is marked impacted in a FireHydrant incident. Learn more here.



Importing and/or linking services is a one-time task and does not automatically continue synchronizing FireHydrant's Service Catalog with the 3rd-party. For automatic syncing, see Automatic Service Ingestion and Backstage.


Ensure you've configured the integration for whichever provider(s) you'd like to link:

Importing Services

  1. In the navigation, click on Catalog.
  2. This should take you to the Services page of the Catalog. On the right side, click on the Add service dropdown and select Import from third party.
  3. On this page, click the Import button next to your provider of choice.
The import page. These import pages look identical for all types of components, only differing in which third-party providers are available

The import page. These import pages look identical for all types of components, only differing in which third-party providers are available

  1. Select whether you want to import all the services or if you'd like to pick and choose. This only impacts which external components are pre-checked on the next page.

  2. On the next page, FireHydrant will load all the services it can read and display them in a list. Select the checkbox for each service you want to import. Then, using the dropdown menu, indicate whether you want to import each service as net new or link it to an existing service. If you selected "Import all" on the previous screen, everything will be pre-checked here.

Bulk import and link services screen

Bulk import and link services screen

  1. When you're done selecting, click Import X Selected Services to initiate the importing and linking process.

  2. Once the import is finished, you should be taken to a summary page showing the new services you've created/imported and the link to the external service from which it was imported.



Service Catalog components can have links to multiple types of external services (e.g., linked alerting service and repository). To handle this, we recommend importing from one specific provider and then configuring additional links for other providers afterwards.

Importing Functionalities and Environments

The import process for Functionalities and Environments is identical, except Environments support importing and linking with fewer providers.

Linking Existing Components

As you saw above, the "import" flow also allows bulk linking many existing FireHydrant components with external providers. If you'd like to link many components in bulk, follow the "import" flow above and ensure that for each external component, you select an existing Service under "FireHydrant Services" instead of "Create New."

To link on a more ad-hoc basis, you can:

  1. Select a desired component and go into its "Edit" screen.

  2. Scroll down to the section titled Integration links.

Integration Links section of a component

Integration Links section of a component

  1. For any integration you've installed and configured, you can click Configure next to the provider.
  2. Once you click Configure, FireHydrant will return a list of external components from the provider. You can select one or more values to link to your catalog item in FireHydrant. Once you have finished selecting, scroll down and click Save edits.

Linking via API

You can also programmatically link Services by using the PATCH /services/{service_id} endpoint. The parameter of interest for this will be the external_resources argument.

Next Steps

Now that you've read about importing and linking services from external tools: