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What can I use the app banner for? Templates and examples

You can add a custom message that will appear when employees log in to or sign up for specific apps using Push’s app banner feature.

App banners provide guardrails for communicating with employees so that they can follow your security policies and SaaS management preferences, reducing the risk of security issues and SaaS sprawl.

You can use an app banner to:

  • Encourage employees to use a preferred app over an alternative.

  • Remind employees not to enter sensitive information or company data into ChatGPT or other AI tools.

  • Ask employees not to use an app until it can be reviewed by the security team.

  • Or anything else you want!

How does it work?

You can configure an app banner in the Push admin console by going to the Apps page and selecting an app. On the app slideout panel, click Configure next to App banner.

App banner configuration - KB 10106

Employees who visit the signup or login page for an app will see a banner at the top of the page with your custom message. The Push browser extension serves the message directly in their browser, so they must have the extension installed.

App banner published example - KB 10106

App banners are purely informational. They do not block employees from using an app.

App banners are configured on a per-app basis, so you can have a custom message for each. The text field supports link and email syntax using markdown, but no other formatting.

Example markdown:

  • [Push Security](https://pushsecurity.com)
  • [Steph](mailto:steph@ctrlaltsecure.com)
App banner - config slideout - KB 10106

As an administrator, you can preview the banner in your browser before you save it. Select Preview banner in browser from the banner configuration slideout panel. You’ll see a preview of the banner right in the Push admin console.

Managing banners

You can identify which apps have app banners by filtering the Apps page. Go to the filters icon in the top right corner, then select App banner > Apps with banner.

Templates and examples

Here are a few examples of how you can use app banners.

This app is not approved for use at CtrlAltSecure App A is not approved for company use. If you need a file storage tool, use App B instead. Contact steph@ctrlaltsecure.com to request access.

Do not enter company data into this app It’s fine to use this AI tool for simple brainstorming tasks, but do not enter any company data, such as customer lists, intellectual property, or project information.

This app is under review — ask before you use it The Acme security team is reviewing this app to decide if it’s suitable for company use. If you need to use it in the meantime, ask us first.