*This post originally appeared on the AppSense blog prior to the rebrand in January 2017, when AppSense, LANDESK, Shavlik, Wavelink, and HEAT Software merged under the new name Ivanti.

We’ve recently added several Web Snippets to AppSense Exchange for use with Application Manager. That’s cool you’re thinking, but what are Web Snippets and how can I get them?

Visit this place: www.appsense-exchange.com and search for “web snippets”.

And as for what are they? They are tiny bits of common code that can be imported in to your Application Manager configuration in order to give your end users the ability, and rights, to install and run certain applications such as Flash player, Silverlight and iTunes and many others.

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A large number of web installations require the end user to have administrative rights, even though many of the applications may be perfectly harmless. These types of applications are ones that users probably enjoy on their personal machines, and that your administrators would almost certainly provide if requested. So why not let your users do it themselves?

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The Web Snippets feature not only gives users the privileges to install the applications but include the relevant Application Manager rules to ensure that only the specified installs can take place (by leveraging metadata and other information) and that the applications have the correct permissions to run once installed. Basically, think of this as something you should do to help your friends’ manning your help desk and to help your users become more self-sufficient.

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We'll be adding more Web Snippets to AppSense Exchange shortly, so make sure you keep an eye on the site for any updates.

Again, to download any of the current Web Snippets, simply log on to www.appsense-exchange.com and search for ‘Web Snippet’.

Let us know how they work out, and if there’s any applications out there you’d like us to support sooner rather than later.