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Application allowlist

Applications that are approved for installation and usage in the IT environment can be specified in the Application allowlist view. To use this feature, you must enable the basic setting ACTIVATE_APPLICATION_WHITELISTING in Snow Management and Configuration Center, see Basic settings.

The Application allowlist view consists of two tabs according to the following table.




Used for specifying criteria and automation rules that result in an allowlist of approved applications. An allowlist criteria applies to an application name, application type, or application manufacturer.

Applications (result)

Displays all applications that are affected by the allowlist criteria.

Approved applications are automatically identified based on added criteria. Also, applications can be manually added to the allowlist.

Installation or usage of an application that is not on the allowlist will result in an alert. Non-approved applications are also displayed with grey background in the Computer details and User details views.

To list all applications that have been allowlisted:

  • Use the stock report All applications, and add the report criteria Allowlisted.

  • In the Search for applications view, add the column Allowlisted (Yes/No) from the Column selector to facilitate filtering.


Denylist overrides allowlist. If an approved application is denylisted, it will be removed from the allowlist.

Add or edit allowlist criteria

  1. On the Criteria tab tab, perform one of the following:

    • To add an allowlist criterion, click Add criteria.

      The Add criteria dialog box appears.

    • To edit an allowlist criterion, click the allowlist criteria row.

      The Edit criteria tab appears.

  2. Select Criteria type from the list.

  3. Type the Criteria. Use % as a wildcard character to include several applications with common names or types.

    • Example: %ftp%

  4. Click Save.

Delete allowlist criteria

  1. On the Criteria tab, and on the criteria row, click the Delete RemoveWhite icon.

    The Delete criteria dialog box appears.

  2. Click OK to confirm.

Set allowlist automation rules

  1. On the Criteria tab, and in the Allowlist automation rules section, click Edit.

  2. To set a rule, select the check box of the rule.

    If needed, change the quantities in the installations and users boxes.

  3. To apply the allowlist automation rules, click Apply rules.

View allowlist of approved applications

All applications that are affected by the allowlist criteria are displayed on the Applications (result) tab, whether they are installed or not. The columns Installations and Users show the number of installations and users in the current IT environment.