Create system messages

If you’re a super administrator, you can create system messages that are displayed on the sign-in pages of Sophos Mobile Admin and Sophos Mobile Self Service Portal. You can use this for example to communicate outage times to users and administrators.

For every message you can configure:
  • A start and an end date that define the validity period of the message.
  • A severity level that defines how the message is displayed.
To create a system message:
  1. On the menu sidebar, under SETTINGS, click Setup > Sophos setup, and then click the System messages tab.
  2. Click Add system message.
  3. Configure the following settings:
    OptionDescription
    Subject The message subject. When the message is displayed on the login page, only the subject is visible by default.
    Severity Select the severity level (critical, warning or note). The severity is used to tag the message with an appropriate icon.
    Start date The date from which the message is displayed.
    End date The date until which the message is displayed.
    Message The message body. When the message is displayed on the login page, the message body is hidden by default and can be expanded by clicking the subject line.

    You can use the editor toolbar to apply basic formatting to the text.

    Visible for users If selected, the message is displayed on the sign-in page of the Sophos Mobile Self Service Portal.
    Visible for administrators If selected, the message is displayed on the login page of the web portal.
  4. Click Apply to create the message.
  5. On the System messages tab, click Save.
Note If your message contains a URL, it must start with the protocol declaration http:// or https://.