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Identity Manager 8.0 - Web Application Configuration Guide

Setting Validity Periods

Table 6: Configuration Parameter for Validity

Configuration Parameter

Description

VI_ITShop_ApproverCanSetValidFrom

Allows the approver to set a new start time for a request's validity period.

VI_ITShop_ApproverCanSetValidUntil

Allows the approver to set a end time for a request's validity period.

The settings for the configuration parameters VI_ITShop_ApproverCanSetValidFrom and VI_ITShop_ApproverCanSetValidUntil you allow the request's approver to set a new validity period.

To set the validity period

  1. Open the Web Designer.
  2. Open a module and search for "VI_ITShop_ApproverCanSetValidFrom" in the definition tree view.
  3. Select the configuration parameter "VI_ITShop_ApproverCanSetValidFrom" in the definition tree view.
  4. Set the value to true in the Node editor view.
  5. Search for "VI_ITShop_ApproverCanSetValidUntil" in the definition tree view.
  6. Select the configuration parameter "VI_ITShop_ApproverCanSetValidUntil" in the definition tree view.
  7. Set the value to true in the Node editor view.

Asking a Question

Table 7: Configuration Parameters for the Query

Configuration Parameter

Description

VI_ITShop_WantSeeQueryToPerson

Allows the approver to ask another employee a question in the context of the approval workflow.

To ask a question

  1. Open the Web Designer.
  2. Open a module and search for "VI_ITShop_WantSeeQueryToPerson" in the definition tree view.
  3. Select the configuration parameter "VI_ITShop_WantSeeQueryToPerson" in the definition tree view.
  4. Set the value to true in the Node editor view.

Require a Reason

Table 8: Configuration Parameter for Reason

Configuration Parameter

Description

VI_ITShop_ApproverReasonMandatoryOnDeny

Requires a reason from the approver for denying a request.

To demand a reason

  1. Open the Web Designer.
  2. Open a module and search for "VI_ITShop_ApproverReasonMandatoryOnDeny" in the definition tree view.
  3. Select the configuration parameter "VI_ITShop_ApproverReasonMandatoryOnDeny" in the definition tree view.
  4. Set the value to true in the Node editor view.

Approval Decisions about URL Links

Table 9: Configuration Parameter for Approval Decisions about URL Links

Configuration Parameter

Description

Meaning

VI_ITShop_Approvals
_InteractiveApproval

Requires consultation with the user before approval. This key is an SQL filter condition on the table "AccProduct".

Product fulfills filter condition

Approval is not done directly. Displays form for confirming the approval decision.

Product does not fulfill filter condition

Approval decision is made when the page is called. Approvers receive a message that the approval decision has been entered into the system.

An approval decision about a request can be made by opening a URL that is sent in an email, for example.

Cases which use this type of messaging for request approvals are special service items, which are required for informing the user about the approval decision. Approvals through these service items are not permitted without prior consultation.

To prevent a approval by URL link

  1. Open the Web Designer.
  2. Open a module and search for "VI_ITShop_Approvals_InteractiveApproval" in the definition tree view.
  3. Select the configuration parameter "VI_ITShop_Approvals_InteractiveApproval" in the definition tree view.
  4. Set the value to true in the Node editor view.

 

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