We use cookies on our website to ensure we provide you with the best experience on our website. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies for analytics and personalized content.This website uses cookies. More Information
It seems like your browser didn't download the required fonts. Please revise your security settings and try again.
Barracuda Managed Workplace

Automatically Approving Third Party Software Patches for an Approval Group

  • Last updated on

To minimize the time it takes to manage third party software patches, you can automatically approve updates for an approval group. For example, if you want to automatically approve all patches with a severity of Critical for Workstations, so that those devices are always up-to-date with the latest critical updates, you can set up automatic approval for a Workstation approval group.

Updates that have an End-User License Agreement (EULA) that must be accepted cannot be automatically approved.
To set up automatic third party software patch approval for an approval group

Automatic software approval rules run every 24 hours, but you can also follow the To run third party software patch approval rules procedure to apply those rules to patches at any time.

 

Notes
  • Approval groups inherit approvals from the All Computers approval group. If a severity is approved for the All Computers approval group, it is approved in every other group.
  • You can only create one automatic approval rule per approval group.
  1. In Service Center, click Advanced Software Management > Automatic Software Approval.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Select the Approval Group you want to create an approval rule for.
  4. In the Severities section, select the check boxes for each classification you want to automatically approve.
  5. Click Save.
To view the details of an automatic third party software patch approval rule

You can expand the details of approval rules created for the All Computers approval group, to display the other approval groups that inherit the rule.

  1. In Service Center, click Advanced Software Management > Automatic Software Approval.
  2. Click the arrow TableArrow.jpg to expand the rule you want to view.

The approval groups and approved patch severities are displayed.

To add a severity to a third party software patch approval rule

You cannot remove a severity from a third party software patch approval rule. To remove a severity, delete the rule and create a new one.

  1. In Service Center, click Advanced Software Management > Automatic Software Approval.
  2. Click the Add button.
  3. Select the check box beside the approval rule that you want to apply to existing patches.
  4. Click Save.
To run third party software patch approval rules

Running third party software patch approval rules applies those rules to all patches. You may want to run the approval rules when you create new rules.

  1. In Service Center, click Advanced Software Management > Automatic Software Approval.
  2. Click More Actions, then click Run All Software Approval Rules.
To delete a third party patch approval rule

Deleting a third party software patch approval rule means it isn’t applied in the future, but it will not affect any patches that have already been deployed to devices.

  1. In Service Center, click Advanced Software Management > Automatic Software Approval.
  2. Select the check box beside the approval rule that you want to apply to existing patches.
  3. Click Delete.
Last updated on