Design approval processes

If an application environment requires approvals, you need to design an approval process for it.

You design processes in the process designer, where you drag process steps from the Tools pane onto the design space, configure them, and define their relationships with one another.

Note: The option of copying or duplicating steps is not available in approval processes.

To create an approval process:

  1. To activate the options to create an approval process for an application environment, select the Require Approvals option for the environment. See Add environments to applications.

  2. Navigate to Management > Applications > [select application].

  3. Select the Environments tab.

  4. Click the environment name for which you want to create, design, or edit an approval process, and select View Details.

    The Approval Process button is displayed at the top right, and the environment information indicates that approvals are required.

    If the Approval Process button is not displayed, click Edit next to the environment's details, and verify that the Require Approvals option is selected.

  5. Click Approval Process.

    The process designer for the approval process opens. Available approval steps are based on the security roles for the corresponding entities:

    • Application

    • Each component

    • Environment

  6. To create an approval step, expand the sections in the Tools pane and drag a security role to the design space. Repeat for each role that you want to approve process requests for this application, its components, and this environment. You can define steps for each level and role as needed.

    Any users assigned to the role on the corresponding entities, either directly or as part of a group, have permission to approve.

    Note: In Deployment Automation 6.1.4 and earlier, approvals are available only for components with versions. To maintain this behavior, select the Only for Components with Versions option when you define properties for the component approval step.

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