Approval processes are created when you want a manual intervention in executing a particular task or process step.
There are two ways in which you apply approval process:
- Generic approval process
- External approval process
Notifications such as an email message can be sent to the approver assigned for each approval process. Configure notification schemes from the Notifications tab of the Settings page.
- Creating an approval process
An approval process is configured for an application environment when your organization requires formal decisioning of a deployment. The approval process identifies the deployment that needs approval and the role of the approver. Approval to deploy is granted or denied by the approver.
- Managing external approval processes
If you have a process step that requires validation on an external application before deployment, you can create an approval process and assign it to environments. With this approval process, the deployment runs automatically and only when it is approved.
- Work items
If a job requires approval, an approval process must be created. Then, the job displays in the approver’s Work Items tab.
Parent topic: Modeling software deployment