Approval processes tell Deployment Automation what to do when an application environment requires approval. An approval process must be created if the Requires Approval check box is selected when adding or editing an application environment.
When a process requires approval to run, approvers are responsible for verifying that the deployment is ready to run and deciding when they will release it to run by approving it. If the system is configured with an email server and the user has an email address set, notifications are sent to users who are eligible to complete an approval step.
If a scheduled deployment requiring approval reaches its start time without approval given, the process will not run and will instead fail with a message that it could not start. To resubmit a request, you must request a new process. If an approval-requesting process does not have a scheduled deployment time, the process will remain idle until a response has been made.
For more information on approval processes, see the following topics: