The Event Targets page
The Event Targets page allows an administrator to add email servers, executable files, HTTP POST endpoints, and file transfers as event targets. Many of the actions you can invoke as part of an event rule or scheduled task require an event target. For example, the “Email someone” action requires an email server, and the “Launch an executable” action requires the file path to the executable file. Those event targets can be defined here.
There are also certain server actions that can require an SMTP server, like public file sharing, or password expiration notifications. You will first need to add at least one SMTP server here before the server can carry out those operations.
When you update the settings for an SMTP server, executable, HTTP POST, or file transfer target on the Event Targets page, all of the rules that use those targets will get the updated settings.
Available Target Types
There are four different types of event targets you can add for use in event rules and scheduled tasks.
SMTP Server Targets
You can add SMTP servers using the SMTP Server Target box. Cerberus currently supports the SMTP protocol, including SMTP with SSL encryption and STARTTLS. If your server requires it, SMTP server credentials can be configured by selecting the SMTP Authentication checkbox.
Cerberus can be configured to launch a .exe, .bat, or .com file as an action for any event. Just specify a path to the executable and press the “Add” button to make an executable target available for selection when adding and editing rules. Command line parameters for the executable are specified on a per-action basis from the rule editing page.
HTTP/S POST Targets
This option allows you to specify a URL that will receive an HTTP or HTTPS POST containing all of the rule’s variables. Variables are included in a POST request using application/x-www-form-urlencoded encoding.
Transfer File Target
The Transfer File Target in Event Manager allows the transfer of files to or from other servers via SFTP, FTP, FTPS, or HTTP/S PUT or GET in Cerberus FTP Server. This feature brings integrated functionality making it easy to send or receive a file and capture any messages directly within Cerberus.
Adding a New Event Target
Press the New button at the top of the Event Targets page. A dialog will prompt you for the type of target you wish to add.
Modifying an existing event target.
Select the event target in the Targets list. The settings for that target will appear below the event targets list. Press the Update button after making your changes to save those settings to the server.
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