Send an alert message to users

Send an alert message to users

Question

Is it possible to send a pop-up alert message to users that are authenticated to Unified Workspace?


Solution

Unified Workspace does not allow for the admin to send pop-up alerts and messages to users in real time.  It does, however, have the ability to set an alert or message that will be displayed to the user at login, via their profile's Login Script.

To set a simple message about network downtime tomorrow, that displays at each login, the admin can follow these steps:
  1. Open webAdmin Dashboard.
  2. Expand Customization Center.
  3. Select the profile that is assigned to the users.  The default profile is usually the SecureCloudAccess-Profile.
  4. Select the profile's Login Script Tab.
  5. Enter the following into the Profile Login Script field:
    message( text =" The network will be down tomorrow" )
  6. Click the Save button to save the profile.

Now when users that are assigned that profile will have a window open, at login, displaying the message "The network will be down tomorrow".



Additional message options from the UW Product Guide's section on Login Scripts
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  • Message - will display a message with a Message status
    message( text =" The network will be down tomorrow" )

  • Alert - will display a message with an Alert status
    message( type=alert, text =" The network will be down tomorrow" )

  • Warning - will display a message with a Warning status
    message( type=warning, text =" The network will be down today" )

  • Information - will display a message with an Information status
    message( type=information, text =" The network might be down" )

  • Error - will display a message with an Error status
    message( type=error, text =" The network will is down" )

  • Icon - will set the icon displayed in the message (icon supports information, alert, error, and warning messages)
    message( type=alert, text =" The network will is down", icon="/images/anvil.gif")

  • RunOnce - only runs the command once (must set a directory cookie or browser cookie)
    message( type=alert, text =" The network will is down", icon="/images/anvil.gif", runonce, dCookie="netDown")

  • DCookie - sets a directory cookie that determines if the command has been run. Used with the RunOnce option. Uses quotes.
    message( type=alert, text =" The network will is down", icon="/images/anvil.gif", runonce, dcookie="netDown")

  • Cookie - sets a browser cookie that determines if the command has been run. Used with RunOnce option. Uses quotes.
    message( type=alert, text =" The network will is down", icon="/images/anvil.gif", runonce, cookie="netDown")

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