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Support Services

Introduction#

This annex of the Framework Agreement and the Support Service Terms and Conditions describes the support services offered by us for our Services.

Support Services for products and services provided by CAOS is offered to customers according to the terms and conditions outlined in this document. The customer may purchase support services from CAOS Ltd. directly.

Last revised: August 23, 2021

Support Services#

Business hours means 08:00-17:00 Monday - Friday Switzerland time (or as per agreement with the customer). All times exclude public holidays in Switzerland / Canton St. Gallen.

Extended hours means 07:00-19:00 Monday - Friday Switzerland time (or as per agreement with the customer). All times exclude public holidays in Switzerland / Canton St. Gallen.

Ticket means a discrete technical or non-technical issue that was submitted by the customer and exists in the support portal. A ticket includes a record of all communication associated with the issue.

Description of Services#

Customers in ZITADEL Cloud FREE plan or using the Open Source Version of ZITADEL are excluded from the support plans. Support features for Subscription plans are as follows:

Subscription PlansFREEOUTPOSTSTARBASEFORTRESSDEDICATED STANDARDDEDICATED ADVANCED
Support hoursnot applicableBusiness hoursBusiness hoursBusiness hoursBusiness hoursExtended hours
Response Time
(Severity 1)
n/aBest effort4 business hours1 business hour2 business hours1 business hour
eMail Supportn/ayesyesyesyesyes
Chat Supportn/anoyesyesyesyes
Phone Supportn/anoyesyesyesyes
Technical Account Managern/an/an/an/an/a2h / week

CAOS and Customer may mutually agree on different support hours in writing.

SLO - Initial response time#

CAOS service level objective (SLO) for Support Services is defined in terms of initial response time to a support request, as outlined in the table below per plan. CAOS will use reasonable efforts to resolve support requests, but does not guarantee a work-around, resolution or resolution time.

Subscription PlansFREEOUTPOSTSTARBASEFORTRESSDEDICATED STANDARDDEDICATED ADVANCED
Severity 1not applicablenot applicable4 business hours1 business hours2 business hours1 business hours
Severity 2not applicablenot applicable12 business hours2 business hours12 business hours2 business hours
Severity 3not applicablenot applicable24 business hours12 business hours24 business hours12 business hours
Severity 4not applicablenot applicable48 business hours24 business hours48 business hours24 business hours

If we fail to provide the initial response time objective, you will be entitled to service credits. For every 15 minutes exceeding the state objective, 1 day will be added as extension to the current term.

Communication#

  • Support is available in Swiss-German, German, and English
  • Default contact: Whenever customers require support, Customers should consult the documentation of the service or product or post a question to our community.
  • When Customer is eligible for support services through a Subscription Plan, Customer may contact CAOS support via the following channels
Support FeatureContact information
eMail Support[email protected]
Chat SupportPrivate chat channel between CAOS and Customer that is opened when Subscription becomes active
Phone Support+41 43 215 27 34
  • ZITADEL Cloud system status, incidents and maintenance windows will be communicated via our status page.
  • Questions regarding pricing, billing, and invoicing of our services should be addressed to [email protected].
  • Security related questions and incidents can also be directly addressed to [email protected].

Technical account manager#

CAOS will enhance its support offering by providing eligible clients with a Technical Account Manager (TAM), who will perform the following tasks for up to the specified amount of time per week during the term of service:

  • Provide support and advice regarding best practices on platform, product and configuration covered by the applicable Support Services;
  • Participate in review calls every other week at mutually agreed times addressing customer’s operational issues.

We offer TAM services only bundled with specific subscription plans, and the option to add more TAM hours to these plans. If you require consulting for your projects, please request a quote via our website.

Support#

Support request#

CAOS agrees to handle support incidents in the following scenarios:

  1. Service, product or configuration as provided by CAOS contains errors or critical security-related issues
  2. Service or product requires upgrades or changes through the customer
  3. Service or product has incorrect or missing documentation

Support features include:

  • Answer questions regarding usage of specific features or configurations
  • Provide high-level suggestions regarding appropriate usage, features or configurations
  • Assist in troubleshooting of issues to isolate potential root cause
  • Document and advise alternative solutions for reported defects

Excluded are broader consulting & customer-specific engineering requests regarding use of our products and services. Moreover support requests from Customer’s end users must be handled by the Customer directly.

Support service process#

The customer may submit support requests (“ticket”) through any means of eligible communication channels, consisting of

  • Single discrete problem, issue, or request
  • Initial severity level and impact statement for assessment
  • Description of the issue and if possible a description of the observed and expected behavior, steps to reproduce the issue, evidence that issue is not caused by connectivity / compute, relevant anonymized log-files etc.
  • All information requested by CAOS as we resolve the ticket (e.g. system logs)

CAOS will review the case information and determine the severity level (see below), working with the customer to assess the urgency of the request and use reasonable efforts to respond to support requests within the initial response time.

CAOS will use reasonable efforts to resolve support request as defined below, but does not guarantee a workaround, resolution or resolution time.

Severity LevelDescription
Severity 1
Critical / Service down

Widespread failure or complete unavailability of CAOS Core Services.

CAOS will use continuous effort to provide a workaround or permanent solution. When Core Services are available, the severity will be lowered to the new appropriate level.

Severity 2
Core functionality unavailable or severely degraded

Core Services of CAOS software continue to operate in severely restricted fashion, yet long-term productivity may be impacted.

When Core Services are no longer severely degraded (eg, through a viable workaround or release), the severity level will be lowered to Severity 3.

Severity 3
Standard support request

Partial and non-critical loss of CAOS software functionality or major software defect, yet a workaround exists for viable long-term operation.

CAOS will continue to work on developing permanent resolution.

Severity 4
Non-urgent request

Defined as follows:

  • Request for information or general query
  • Feature request
  • Performance issues and little to none functional impact
  • Defects with workarounds and little to low functional impact

CAOS will continue to work on developing permanent resolution and response to general requests. CAOS does not provide a timeline or guarantee to include any feature requests.

Escalation#

The customer may escalate support requests following the escalation process:

  1. For non-urgent needs, the client may request management escalation within the ticket. A manager will review the request and provide a response within one business day.
  2. For urgent needs, the client may escalate directly by calling +41 43 456 84 69 and emailing to [email protected] A manager will review the request and provide response within two business hours.

If we fail to provide a response to the escalation, you will be entitled to service credits. For every 15 minutes exceeding the state objective, 1 day will be added as extension to the current term.