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With the release of Open-AudIT 3.2.0 we have introduced a new concept called Rules. Rules are created and run against a device when the device is discovered or an audit result is processed. Rules can be used to set a device attribute based on other attributes.

NOTE - At present we cannot delete a rule input or output that contains a /. This is because the framework is parsing the / as part of the URL and returning a 404, even before our code runs. The work-around for this is to delete the Rule itslef, then recreate the inputs and outputs as required. Fortunately inputs and outputs that contain a / are rare (indeed, none exist by default).

How Does it Work?

Each time a device is discovered or an audit result is processed, all rules are retrieved from the database and run against the attributes of the specific device. Rules run against one device at a time - there is no facility to say "Run the rules against all devices" or "Run the rules against these devices". An individual rule will test one or more attributes of the device and if they match the rule, the result will be applied. Several attributes can be tested. Several attributes can be set. Think of this as an If This, Then That system for Open-AudIT.

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