Notification messages are based on a message template that determines the format and contents of an e-mail notification message, including the message subject and body. A template is an HTML-formatted document which you can view or change as required to customize notification messages. The template text may include dynamic content that is generated at run time by retrieving information from the running instance of the workflow process. Notification messages are created, and normally sent, in HTML format. You can optionally configure the activity to format and send notification messages as plain text.
The Web Interface address setting specifies the address (URL) of the Active Roles Web Interface. The activity uses this setting to construct hyperlinks in the notification messages.
The e-mail server setting determines the name and other parameters of the e-mail server that is used for delivery of notification messages.
A Notification activity in a workflow is used to subscribe recipients to the notifications of the following events:
The configuration of a Notification activity specifies the event to notify of, and notification recipients. When executed by the workflow, the Notification activity prepares a notification message appropriate to the specified event. Active Roles retains the message prepared by the activity, and sends the message to the specified recipients upon occurrence of that event. The configurable settings of a Notification activity are similar to the notification settings of an Approval activity, and include the following.