Triggering a remote action manually

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Triggering a remote action manually

Overview

To manually trigger the execution of a remote action on a device from the Finder, the following conditions must be met:

  • The profile of the user must either:
    • Allow editing of remote actions.
    • Include the remote action in one of its roles.
  • The remote action must:
    • Allow manual triggering.
  • The device must be:
    • A Windows device.
    • Part of the set of devices on which the remote action allows manual triggering.

To quickly identify the remote actions that allow manual triggering, the Finder adds a small hand on top of their characteristic rocket icon in the list of Remote actions in the accordion.

To trigger a remote action from an external product, use the API of remote actions.

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From a list view

To manually trigger the execution of a remote action from the list of results of an investigation on devices or the list view of a device category:

  1. Select a device or a set of devices from the list.
    • Drag the mouse cursor or use the Ctrl or Shift keys to select multiple devices.
    • By default, remote actions can be manually triggered on a single device only. Explicitly enable a remote action to be triggered on multiple devices when creating the remote action.
  2. Right-click your selection.
  3. Choose Remote actions from the menu. A list with the available remote actions shows up.
  4. Click the name of the desired remote action.
    • If you selected multiple devices, a warning message shows up asking for confirmation. Click Yes to proceed.

From the device view

In the device view of the Finder, manually trigger remote actions from:

  • The device icon on the top-left corner of the device view.
  • The links to remote actions in the score tabs.

Manually triggering a remote action from the device icon in the top-left corner of the device view is very similar to triggering a remote action from a list view:

  1. Right-click the device icon.
  2. Choose Remote actions from the menu. A list with the available remote actions shows up.
  3. Click the name of the desired remote action.

To manually trigger a remote action from a score tab in the device view, the score tab must include proper documentation with links to remote actions:

  1. Click the score tab to select it.
  2. Look for an appropriate link to a remote action (a link preceded by a rocket icon) in the documentation of the score.
    • If needed, click a subscore that provides its own documentation. Only documented subscores are clickable.
  3. Click the link to the remote action.