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How to Subscribe to CAP Alerts


  • Alerts -- The qualifiers of the alert message. Includes alert identifier, sender, message type, scope (audience), references to other cap alerts and other fields.
    • Alert information -- An alert can contain more than one information element, the primary purpose of this is to annotate the alert message in multiple languages. An information part of the alert contains fields that are pertinent to the actual subject and characters of the alert. Fields include: language, category of the alert, a short description of the event, expected response type, priority, urgency, severity, certainty, target audience, auxiliary codes and parameters as metadata to the event, time of effectiveness, onset and expiry, name of the sender, headline of the event, a url, contact information etc.
      • Resource -- One or more files attached to the information (could be things like a map of the affected area, documents containing instructions etc.)
      • Area -- Each alert information item may contain one or more area fields which describe the affected geographical area and optionally provide data to place it on a map.

Work Flow

RSS/Atom Feeds

If you are authorized user, use this /eden/cap/alert.rss in your RSS Feed Reader. You are required to enter your login credentials (username and password).

For public, the link is /eden/cap/public.rss to use in the RSS Feed Reader.

Subscribe Via Email, SMS and FTP

  1. In your browser, open up the SAMBRO system
  1. In the address bar in the browser, enter /sambro/default/index/subscriptions (or /eden/default/index/subscriptions) whichever the app name is.
3. You can choose to subscribe CAP alerts specific to particular event type, priority, particular locations, or any language.
Click on More Options and you can now choose to subscribe if any new data is inserted or any record is updated, the frequency (Daily, Hourly, Immediately, Never, Weekly) you want to receive the updates through Email or SMS or both (FTP to come)
Here (in the image to the right, I have subscribed to receive the High priority alerts for the Flood in Nepal which are in English language. I want those alerts Immediately after either New Records are inserted or any Record Updates via both Email and SMS
4. To edit/enter your contact details(Email, SMS, others), if you move your mouse to the menu bar in the place where it displays your email address, you can see sub-menus as dropdown. Move your mouse and click on Contact Details
5. Now you can edit the existing contact details by opening it using Open Button or add contact details (Mobile Phone, Linkedin, Facebook, etc.) using Add Contact Information button.

View published alerts

In this section we describe how an authorized user can view published alerts.

  1. Access the common operating picture with most recent alerts
  2. Filter alerts to view specific set of alerts by priority, event type, effective date range.
  3. View the full description of a particular alert

Follow the above steps to navigate between published alerts


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