Subscription-based notifications

Subscription-based notifications enable users to proactively subscribe to items that interest them and unsubscribe from messages that are not mandatory.

Users can also specify additional notification devices, such as mobile phones, that each of their notifications can be configured to use.

Before users can manage the notifications that are sent to them, administrators must create email notifications to which users can subscribe. Administrators can also make subscription-based notifications mandatory so users cannot unsubscribe to them. Then users can subscribe or unsubscribe to the notifications, and add schedules and filters to the subscription to limit the notifications that can be received.

In previous releases, users had to wait until they received a notification before the subscription-based notification appeared in their notification settings. Starting with the Helsinki release, notifications that administrators marks as subscribable are automatically available in user notification settings.

Administrators should create subscription-based notification when they do not want to specify users for a notification and want to let users proactively subscribe to the notification.

Subscriptions 2.0 plugin

The Subscription Based Notifications 2.0 plugin must be active to use the new functionality available with the Helsinki release. This plugin is active by default on all new and upgraded Helsinki instances.

The plugin installs the Notification Subscription [sys_notif_subscription] table, which holds user subscriptions to all notifications.

Note: The mobile interface does not support the new user notifications page.