Approving PatchesDescribes the steps to approve a patch.Leave FeedbackIntroductionOpsRamp provides you the liberty to approve the patches for any device. You can approve patches after listing the missing patches.You can approve the patches using one of the following options:By PatchBy DeviceBulk Patch ApprovalsNoteOpsRamp approves automatically all whitelisted Security and Critical category patches. For more information, view Patch Rating.Approving by patchThe By Patch option enables you to view and approve missing patches for the devices.To approve the list of missing patches for the devices:From All Clients, select a client.Go to Automation > Patch Management > Missing Patches.From the list of missing patches, click By Patch (By default).After selecting By Patch, select one of the following operating systems:WindowsLinuxFrom the Missing patch numbers, click the numeric value to view the devices that require patch management. Device Lists of Security Update screen appears.From Device Lists of Security Update, select the device (s) that requires Patch Approval.Click Approve.The screen displays a confirmation message.By PatchApproving by deviceTo approve the missing patches from devices:From All Clients, select a client.Go to Automation > Patch Management > Missing Patches.Click By Device.Click the missing patch numbers to view the patches recommended for the selected device.Select the required patches and click Approve.The screen displays a confirmation message.By DeviceApproving by bulk patch approvalThe bulk patch approval is the best method if you are approving patches manually.To approve patches in bulk:From All Clients, select a client.Go to Automation > Patch Management > Patch Approvals.From Patch Approvals, navigate to the Select Clients and Devices section.From Select Clients and Devices, provide the following parameters:Clients missing patches.Device TypesDevices missing patchesAfter selecting Clients and Devices, navigate to the Select Patches section.From Select Patches, select the patch categories.A list of unapproved patches appears.Select the desired patches.Click Submit.The screen displays a confirmation message, review the submitted details.Click Yes to continue.Review and Confirm screen appears.From Review and Confirm, review the submitted details.Click Confirm.WarningFor Linux, few patches are dependent on other patches. For such patches, you can approve by clicking OK on the confirmation window. The confirmation window appears when you select the patch that is dependent.