Documentation forSolarWinds Platform

Approve alert actions executing a script

Starting with 2023.2, new alert actions that require executing an external program or VB script require an approval by a system administrator.

  • On upgrades to 2023.2 all existing execute an external program/VB script actions are automatically approved.
  • On fresh installs, all out-of-the box execute an external program/VB script actions are automatically approved.

Approve an alert action executing a script in the Database Manager

When a user creates a new alert action that requires executing a script, the user must contact a SolarWinds Platform administrator. The administrator must complete the following steps to approve the action. Without the approval, the action will not execute.

  1. Log in to the server hosting your SolarWinds Platform and open the Database Manager.

  2. In the Database Manager, click Action Approval.

  3. Click Enable table editing and review the list of actions.

  4. Review the script in the ActionPath column and if you consider it secure, select the box in the Approved column.

See alert actions that need approval

  1. In the SolarWinds Platform Web Console, click Alerts & Activity > Alerts, and click Manage Alerts in the upper right corner.

  2. On Manage Alerts, click the Action Manager tag.

  3. Use filters in the Group By drop-down to see alerts that need approval or that have already been approved.