How to manage system announcements

πŸ€“ Who can do this? You will need to be an admin user in Atlan to manage system announcements.

Have you ever wanted to notify everyone on the system of something? System announcements allow you to do just that. For example, you could welcome your users when you're first launching Atlan. Or you could use it to warn them about planned outages to large parts of your IT landscape.

System announcements appear on the homepage of all users, in an announcement box under Recent updates.

πŸ’ͺ Did you know? You can only create one system announcement per instance. To add more information to your system announcement, you can either edit the existing one to update it or delete the old one and create a new system announcement.

Add a system announcement

To add a system announcement:

  1. From the left menu of any screen, click Admin.
  2. In the upper right of the page, click the New announcement button.
  3. (Optional) At the top of the dialog, click on Information to change the style of announcement:
    • To give general information, in blue, choose Information.
    • To display a problem, in red, choose Issue.
    • To give a warning, in yellow, choose Warning.
  4. For Add announcement header... enter a brief title for your announcement.
  5. For Add description... enter the detailed explanation for the announcement. (Optional) You can include HTML hyperlinks to direct users to additional information β€” for example, wrap the text with <a href="https://my.url.com">description text</a>.
  6. At the bottom of the dialog, click Save.

Your announcement will now appear on the home page of every user that visits Atlan! πŸŽ‰

Remove a system announcement

To remove a system announcement:

  1. From the left menu of any screen, click Admin (or from the homepage where the announcement is displayed).
  2. In the upper-right corner of the announcement box, click the 3-dot button.
  3. From the options, click Delete.

Your announcement has now been removed from the home page of every user that visits Atlan! πŸŽ‰

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