App Portal 2020 R1
Approval workflows define how a request should be routed for review. Workflows consist of workflow steps. Each step is a group or user that reviews the request. Approval workflows can be dynamic or static, and can have conditions applied to them.
Approval workflows are defined and listed on the Workflows View, which is opened by selecting Workflows under Site Management on the Admin tab.
Dynamic vs. Static Workflow Steps
Each workflow step (also referred to as a level) can be either dynamic or static:
|•||Dynamic steps are evaluated based on user and computer conditions. For example, if the workflow step is defined as Manager, the end user’s manager will be required to approve the request.|
|•||Static steps are the same regardless of who requests it or where it goes. For example, if the workflow step is assigned to a specific user, that same user will be required to approve all requests for this catalog item, no matter which end user requests it.|
Workflows and workflow steps can have conditions applied to them. Conditions determine whether the workflow and / or workflow step should be applied to the given situation.
|•||Single workflow applied to catalog item—When you assign a single workflow to a catalog item, the conditions of the workflow are not evaluated; only the workflow step conditions are evaluated.|
|•||Multiple workflows applied to catalog item—When you apply more than one workflow to a catalog item, the conditions of the workflow as well as the steps within that workflow are evaluated.|
Conditions can be based on user attributes including group and OU membership, AD property value, deployment system collection membership for both users and computers, and catalog item properties such as cost and inventory availability.
Creating and Editing Workflows
You create and edit workflows on the Workflow Properties Dialog Box, which is opened from the Workflows view by clicking New Workflow or by double-clicking on an existing workflow.
Creating a New Approval Workflow
Setting Additional Workflow Step Properties
App Portal / App Broker 2020 R1 Administration Guide