# Automation Rules

Fairwinds provides a powerful, flexible solution for fine-grained customization of Admission Controller actions with the Automation Rules (opens new window) feature.

# Passive Mode

For example, first time users of Admission Controller may want to monitor all activities, but not yet deny any deployments.

To do this, you can create an Automation Rule (opens new window) with the following settings:

  • Context: Admission Controller
  • Report: All
  • Cluster: All
  • Action: ActionItem.Severity = 0.1;

When this is enabled, the Admission Controller will automatically consider all checks to have low severity, and therefore allow all deployments to pass into the cluster.