New Checks Sidebar

June 1st, 2020

As part of our effort to improve Check discoverability in Kolide, we have rolled out improvements to the Check listing page that allow you to more easily find Checks that are compatible with certain platforms, or relate to a topic of interest.

The New Checks sidebar

The new sidebar on the Checks page allows you to filter checks by compatible platforms and various Kolide-created topics. 

You can choose many filters (which stack) to dial-in precisely the checks that match the compatibility or topic criteria you or your team is interested in.

In addition, these topics are displayed in both the Check detail view (which shows failures) and also as part of the Check API response, as shown in the example below:

  "id": 1,
  "failing_device_count": 0,
  "name": "MacBook - Battery Unhealthy",
  "description": "Notebook batteries eventually degrade in performance due to excessive charge/discharge cycles, or, simply due to their age. A degraded battery has reduced charge capacity and inability to charge effectively. ", **  "topics": "battery-health, device-health",**   "notification_strategy": "Notifications Off"

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