Notify a SEM user when a rule triggers an alert (Subscribe a user to a rule)

You can assign rules to specific console users by adding them as a subscriber. The system will notify each subscriber when the subscribed rule triggers an alert. These alerts display in the Monitor view for each subscriber.

You can use rule subscriptions in conjunction with filters and reports to monitor activity for specific rules. Each user can subscribe to as many different rules as required. You can also assign subscriptions when you are creating the rule or from the Rules grid at a later time.

Subscribe users from the Rules grid

  1. Open the SEM console. See Log in to the SEM web console for steps.

  2. On the SEM toolbar, navigate to Build > Rules.

  3. In the Rule Categories and Tags pane, maximize the category that contains your targeted rule.

  4. In the Rules grid, select the targeted rule.

  5. In the Rules grid toolbar, click the Subscribe drop-down list.

    This list contains console users who are associated with the same SEM Manager as the selected rule. A check box with a gray background indicates the user is subscribed to one or more of the selected rules, but not all rules.

  6. Select one or more users to subscribe to the rule.

    • Select a clear check box to subscribe the user to all selected rules.

    • Clear a gray check box to remove the user subscription to all selected rules.

  7. To close the list, click Subscribe again.

    The selected console users are subscribed to the selected rules.

Subscribe users from the Rule Creation screen

  1. Open the SEM console. See Log in to the SEM web console for steps.

  2. On the SEM toolbar, navigate to Build > Rules.

  3. In the Rule Categories and Tags pane, maximize the category that contains your targeted rule.

  4. In the Rules grid, select the targeted rule.

  5. Next to the rule, click , and then select Edit.

  6. On the Rule Creation screen, click the Subscribe drop-down list.

    This menu contains console users who are associated with the same SEM Manager as the selected rule. A check box with a gray background indicates the user is subscribed to one or more of the selected rules, but not all rules.

  7. Select the check box for each console user who is to subscribe to this rule. Clear the check box for each subscriber who is no longer to subscribe to this rule.

  8. To close the list, click Subscribe.

  9. Click Save.

    The selected console users are subscribed to the rule.