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The Magento_AdminNotification module provides the ability to alert administrators via system messages and provides a message inbox for surveys and notifications.

Installation details

The Magento_AdminNotification module creates the following tables in the database:

  • adminnotification_inbox
  • admin_system_messages

Before disabling or uninstalling this module, note that the Magento_Indexer module depends on this module.

For information about module installation in Magento 2, see Enable or disable modules.


Extension developers can interact with the Magento_AdminNotification module. For more information about the Magento extension mechanism, see Magento plug-ins.

The Magento dependency injection mechanism enables you to override the functionality of the Magento_AdminNotification module.


This module observes the following events:

  • controller_action_predispatch event in Magento\AdminNotification\Observer\PredispatchAdminActionControllerObserver file.


This module introduces the following layouts and layout handles in the view/adminhtml/layout directory:

  • adminhtml_notification_index
  • adminhtml_notification_block

For more information about layouts in Magento 2, see the Layout documentation.

UI components

You can extend admin notifications using the view/adminhtml/ui_component/notification_area.xml configuration file.

For information about UI components in Magento 2, see Overview of UI components.