Program Announcements

You can communicate with the researchers directly on your program and let them know the updates related to the program.

You can announce the following:

  • New feature or release
  • Changes to program brief
  • Reward structure changes
  • Bonus reward periods
  • Changes in program scope

Go to Settings and click Announcements.

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The Announcements page is displayed.

Creating an Announcement

On the Announcements page, click Create announcement. creating an announcement

Selecting an Announcement Type

Select any of the announcement type as mentioned in the following table.

Announcement Type Description
Bonus rewards Bonus reward changes.
Program pause Program is paused.
Program unpause Program is reopened.
Scope update Changes in the program scope.
Scope increase Recent changes or updates to the target for a program.
Scope decrease Program scope is reduced.
Out of scope Program is now out of scope.
Stop testing Researchers must stop all the testing activities.
Stop scanner traffic Researchers must discontinue using the automated vulnerability scanners on the program.
Reward delays Delay in the rewards.
Reward increase Increase in the reward range.
Reward decrease Decrease in the reward range.
Other Any other information.

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The New Announcement page is displayed, where you can add the announcement details.

Adding Announcement Details

Based on the announcement type, the Title and Body fields display default text. You can use this text as a template to update a specific information or delete this text and add new content. In the Body field, you can style your text using the Markdown syntax. For more information, see using markdown for formatting content.

Also, a message is displayed at the bottom of the page that provides information about the number of researchers (subscribed to your program) to whom the announcement will be sent as an email.

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If you want to save the announcement as a draft and publish at a later time, click Save draft.

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Publishing an Announcement

After adding the announcement information, click Publish.

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The announcement is emailed to the researchers who have “subscribed” to the program. Also, the announcement is listed on the Announcements page as shown. The following information is displayed for the announcement:

  • Title: Title of the announcement.
  • Published At: Date when the announcement was published. If the announcement is not published, then Not Published is displayed.
  • Template: Announcement type that was selected when creating the announcement.
  • Status: Status of the announcement. If it is published, then the status is Published. If it is saved as a draft, then the status is Draft.
  • Recipients: Number of recipients to whom the announcement is sent.

The researchers receive an email only when the announcement is published for the first time. If you make any changes to a published announcement, then they are available in the Program’s Announcements page and an email is not sent to the associated researchers.

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Editing an Announcement

On the Announcements page, to edit an announcement, click the required announcement title. announcements-edit-list

The Edit Announcement Title page is displayed.

In the Title and/or Body fields, update the required content.

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Click Publish changes.

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The changes are published and appears on the Program’s Announcements page for the researcher.

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