Sharepoint Online Site Alerts

Troops 11 Reputation points


Is it possible to create alerts on the site level and not on the library/list level? We need to get notification when ever something is changed on the site. For example if admin change something, adds something etc to get notification about activities.

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  1. Yanli Jiang - MSFT 23,961 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Troops ,

    First, alerts only can be set for a list, library, folder, file, or list item.
    According to my research, using Alert policy may help you as a workaround for your issue.
    Please follow the steps.
    1,Microsoft 365 admin center-->Security-->Polices & rules-->Alert policy
    Click “New alert policy”

    2,Set the content of the required fields according to your needs. Then "Next".

    3, In Activity, you can select the drop-down for Choose activities for alert. Look at the many items you can create Activity Alerts on. For a full detailed list of all items available in the following link. You can read the full details under the Audited Activities section.
    NOTE: you can only choose one activity at a time.

    In "Add a condition "Section, select "Site collection URL" to limit the scope of the policy.



    6,you can see it there.

    7,When the alert is triggered, the user who is set to be notified will receive an e-mail like this.

    You can set up multiple Alert policies with different activities to suit your needs.
    For more information about Alert policy, please click alert-policies.

    Yanli Jiang


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