Modify Requested Change activity is intended to update the change request that started the workflow, allowing you to add or remove changes to the properties of the workflow target object at workflow execution time. For example, in a workflow that starts when creation of an object is requested, you can use this activity to modify the properties that are going to be assigned to the new object, or change the container in which to create the object. In a workflow that starts upon a request to change an object, you can use this activity to modify the requested changes to the properties of that object.
This activity has the following configuration options:
The notification settings specify the event to notify of, and notification recipients. When executed by the workflow, the 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 notification settings are similar to the notification settings of a Notification activity (see Notification activity earlier in this document).
Controls are certain pieces of data that can be used to provide additional information to Active Roles on how to process the request. If no controls are added to a request, then Active Roles determines how to process the request based solely on the type of the request. You can configure the activity to add certain controls to the request (include controls) or to ensure that certain controls never occur in the request (exclude controls). For information about Active Roles controls, see Active Roles SDK.
NOTE: The Modify Requested Changes activity type is unavailable in case of an automation workflow. You can add activities of this type to a change workflow only.
Workflows provide a powerful and convenient way to add new logic to directory data management and provisioning processes in Active Roles. To configure a workflow, you create a workflow definition and then use the Workflow Designer to add and configure workflow activities.
This section covers the following tasks:
The Active Roles console provides the Workflow Designer for creating and configuring workflows. First, you create a workflow definition. Then, you use the Workflow Designer to construct a workflow, saving the workflow configuration data in the workflow definition.
To create a workflow definition
By default, the wizard creates a so-called change workflow that starts upon a request to change data in the directory. Another option is to create an automation workflow that can be run on a scheduled basis or on user demand. See Automation workflow for further details.
Once you have created a workflow definition, you can open it in the Workflow Designer to add workflow activities and specify workflow start conditions.
You can create containers to store related workflows and other containers. To create a workflow container, right-click Workflow in the console tree and select New | Container. To create a workflow definition in a given container, right-click the container in the console tree, and select New | Workflow.
You can delete a workflow definition as follows: In the console tree under Configuration | Policies | Workflow, right-click the object representing the workflow definition, and click Delete.
The workflow start conditions determine which operations cause the workflow to start. For example, an approval workflow could be configured so that any request to create a user in a specific container starts the workflow, thereby requiring approval for the request. You can specify the start conditions for a workflow by editing its definition in the Workflow Designer.
To view or change the start conditions for a workflow
This opens the Workflow Designer window in the details pane, representing the workflow definition as a process diagram.
This displays a page where you can view or change: