You can define any number of end user messages. Messages are displayed when a user’s action triggers a rule (application, sudo, or package installers). Rules can be triggered by an application launch, block, or when content is modified.

Messages provide an effective way of alerting the user before an action is performed. For example, before elevating an application or advising an application launch.

Messages give the user information about the application or content, the action taken, and can be used to request information from the user. Messages also allow authorization and authentication controls to be enforced before access to an application is granted.

Messages are customizable with visual styles, corporate branding, and display text, so you are offered a familiar and contextual experience. Messages are assigned to Application Rules. A message will display different properties depending on which of these targets it is assigned to. To view the differences, a Preview option allows you to toggle between the Application Preview and the Content Preview. This is available from the Preview dropdown menu located in the top-right corner of the details pane.

Once defined, a message may be assigned to an individual rule in the Workstyles Rules tab by editing the rule. Depending on the type of Workstyle you’ve created, Privilege Management for Mac may auto-generate certain messages for you to use.