Admin Subscribers

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This screen allows subscribers to be notified of various scheduler events and job execution. This screen can be accessed by all users from the primary navigation sidebar, underneath the Notifications parent menu item.

Notifications use the configured SMTP settings. See Event Notifications for a brief feature description.

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Listing Subscribers

The main subscribers screen shows the current subscriptions and their details. Click on the subscriber email address to edit or click the (+) button in the table header to create a new subscriber.

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Exporting Results

The current contents of the table can be exported to Excel, CSV or XML by clicking on export icon displayed at the far right of the table header. The download will automatically begin and will include all pages of the current table of results.

Adding or Editing a Subscriber

When adding or editing a subscriber, a unique email address must be supplied, the subscriber can be made active or inactive. Various events can be subscribed to, and you can subscribe to job execution events based on completion state or their job output.

Note: The question mark icon next to form titles indicates inline help. Click on the icon to view help related to the current item.

General Subscriptions

General subscriptions allow you to subscribe to job-related events, or other events related to Obsidian's operation.

To be notified of a class of events, use the Add Subscription button to add a general subscription and select your subscription settings. This subscription can be removed by clicking the Remove Subscription.

Some events do not allow specifying a severity level as they are always informational events, and the screen will be updated to reflect that.

In the case of events related to specific jobs, you may select a specific job or choose to subscribe to events for all jobs. Multiple subscriptions may be managed for the same event type if they apply to different target jobs. In addition, you may inactivate a subscription if you decide you may need it later.

Changes may be confirmed by clicking the Save button at the bottom of the form.

The following categories can be selected when configuring a general notification subscription:

  • Queue - issues running the job queue including database connectivity issues.
  • Job Chain - job chaining results. Subscribe at the Info level to receive chain notifications.
  • Job Config - job configuration changes. Subscribe at the Info level to be notified when someone makes job configuration changes.
  • Job Recovery - job recovery activity, such as Missed or Abandoned jobs, generally on Obsidian startup. The Info level will subscribe you to receive recovery information.
  • Job - parent category to the Job categories listed above. Subscribing to this category will effectively subscribe you to the above categories. In addition, subscribing at the Info level will notify you of all job executions, while the Error level will notify you upon job execution failure.
  • Licence - events related to key licensing. Subscribing to the Warning level will notify you early of issues verifying the license key.
  • System Parameter - system parameter changes. Subscribe at the Info level to be notified when someone makes parameter changes.


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Job Execution Subscriptions

Users have precise control over when job runs result in notifications. This includes notifications based on particular execution states and job result output. Before this was available, job execution notifications were possible through the Job Run general subscription category.

You can configure any number of separate job execution subscriptions with different configuration. If any the active configurations matches a job execution event, a notification will be sent. For example, you can create one subscription that notifies of any job failures, and add a separate subscription to notify of successful completion of a specific set of jobs.

To configure a new Job Execution Subscription, use the Add Subscription button to add a job subscription and select your subscription settings. This subscription can be removed by clicking the Remove Subscription.

When adding or updating a new subscription, specify the desired trigger states, applicable jobs, and if using the Conditional trigger state, one or more job result conditions.

Trigger states control when job execution results in a notification. Default trigger states are selected when creating a new entry, but they may be changed to whatever is required. Valid trigger states are:

  • Completed - corresponds to the same job history status (i.e. when a job completes without an error).
  • Died - corresponds to the same job history status (i.e. when a job does not complete normally, potentially triggered by a forceful shutdown).
  • Failed - corresponds to the same job history status (i.e. when a job throws an exception).
  • Recovery - triggered when a job does not complete normally, and subsequently finishes with the Completed state.
  • Conditional - allows you to specify one or more output conditions that must be met to trigger a notification. These conditions match the source job's Job Results. All conditions must be met to trigger the notification, and the job must complete successfully.

In addition to trigger states, you may select zero or more jobs that apply to the subscription, or you can select the All Jobs option to make it apply to all current and future jobs.

When Conditional is selected as a trigger state, you must specify one or more conditions. In addition, only one of the Completed and Conditional state may be selected. See the Conditional Job Notification Configuration below for more details on saving Conditional triggers.

Changes may be confirmed by clicking the Save button at the bottom of the forma.


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Conditional Job Notification Configuration

Conditional notification triggers are similar to Completed triggers, in that they only fire when a job successfully completes. The Conditional state, however, lets you indicate various output conditions which determine if the notification is sent.

If you select the Conditional trigger state, the Job Result Conditions area will be revealed below the state selector. In this section, you must specify at least one condition which is used to determine if the notification will occur. Each condition must be matched for the notification to be triggered.

Each condition has the following fields, all of which are mandatory when presented: Variable Name, Operator, and Value. Note that the Value field is not shown for the Exists/Not Exists operators, and supports multiple values for the In/Not In operators.

To add an extra condition, click the Add Condition button. To remove an unwanted condition, click the Remove Condition button at the bottom of that condition.

When using In/Not In operators, you may specify one or more values. To add a value, click the (+) button to the right of the value field. To remove an unwanted value, click the trash button right next to that value.

Always ensure you click the Save button to confirm your changes and validate your conditions.


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Deleting a Subscriber

You can delete a subscriber from the Edit Subscriber screen by clicking the Delete button and confirming the action.

Note: When a subscriber is deleted, all related notification history is deleted as well. To retain this history, consider deactivating the subscriber instead.

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Inactive Subscriptions

You may make a subscriber inactive to that no notifications are sent to the user until it is re-activated.

Likewise, you may wish to only deactivate certain subscription events, in which case the subscriber would still be notified of active subscriptions.