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RAM Policy or server side job to automatically subscribe users

ed Neubecker (15322033) | asked Apr 02 '13, 8:01 p.m.
I am looking for a way within within Rational Asset Manager to automatically subscribe users who have downloaded an asset . The reason is if they download the asset and the asset changes, we are looking for a way to notify the consumers of changes without having to use the "send email" button on the statistics page.

Scenario 1:
Some server job that runs in the background: 
For all Asset types = Implementation with attribute_name = "specific attribute value", add this asset to the subscription list of all users who have downloaded this asset.

Scenario 2: Some sort of extension to the download asset capability.  : When the user downloads the asset, automatically add this asset to their subscription list.


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Gili Mendel (1.8k56) | answered Apr 05 '13, 9:47 a.m.
The term "downloaded" is somewhat gray.  Any access to a single artifact (e.g., an image) or a full download of the asset, is considered a download.

Adding a user as a subs. without their knowledge is a bit of a spam

You can today send an email to folks that downloaded that asset (from the web UI)

Would adding a configuration (to the send mail policy) to send an email to users that downloaded an asset satisfy these needs?

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ed Neubecker commented Apr 06 '13, 11:08 p.m.

I'm not sure that will address the need.  The admins really want RAM to notify anyone when an assets they downloaded has been updated/changed or deprecated.
Would it be possible to trigger an email when they asset lifecycle state has changed and notify anyone that has downloaded the asset of the change?

Gili Mendel commented Apr 08 '13, 8:51 a.m.

Yes, that will be a policy,

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