Werk #749: Allow to restrict visibility of events by their host contacts

Component Event Console
Title Allow to restrict visibility of events by their host contacts
Date Mar 19, 2014
Checkmk Editon Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 1.2.5i1
Level Prominent Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

The Event Console has now two new permissions:

  1. See all events
  2. See events not related to a known host

Both permissions default to yes in all roles. If you remove the See all events permission then a user can only see events for hosts that either he is a monitoring contact for or that are not known to the monitoring at all (i.e. no host with such a name or IP address is configured as monitored host in your monitoring core). The visibility of the later ones can be switched off with the second permission. The second permission is only relevant if See all events is set to no - of course.

Furthermore you can now assign Fallback Contact Groups to an event. This is done with a new rule option in the section Outcome & Action. As soon as you assign contact groups these will be assumed for all hosts that are not in the monitoring. That groups will be attached as an additional information to each event created with that rule. These events will then be handled like as if the host is known to the monitoring when it comes to the visibility.

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