A tracker is a scoped version of Google Issue Tracker with custom branding (URL, logo, color theme) used by some open source projects. A tracker view shows only issues and components that belong to the tracker, allowing you to focus on work that is relevant to your project.


Trackers include several features:

  • You can access a tracker from a custom domain. For example, you can access the Pigweed tracker from

  • You see a branded instance of Google Issue Tracker. For example, the Pigweed tracker shows Pigweed logo and header, open source themed buttons, and a footer with Pigweed branding.

  • Tracker admins can configure trusted groups. Issue admins can add these groups as collaborators on restricted issues from the issue access limits dialog:

Accessing non-tracker issues from a tracker

You can access your hotlists, saved searches and bookmark groups from the tracker, however you might not be able to see all the issues, since issues outside of the tracker are not visible from the tracker.

When you view an issue not belonging to the tracker, you will be redirected outside the tracker.

Viewing tracker information

You see tracker chips for issues and components that belong to a tracker when you are not in a tracker.

When you view a tracker issue from outside of a tracker, you see a banner that allows you to view the issue in the tracker.

You can search for issues by tracker using the trackerid field. You can search issues by using the search bar.

You can also search issues by using the search builder.

For more information, see: