You can add approval requirements to deployments. Deployments with approvals cannot be completed until all approvers respond. Approvers can respond to requests on the Work Items tab, or by email.
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
You can add approval requirements to deployments. The approval process identifies the deployment and the role of the approver. You respond to approval requests on the Work Items page, or, depending on the configuration, through email.
- 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.
- Responding to approval requests
If a deployment requires approval, create an approval process that generates an approval request. Approvers respond to the requests on the Work Items tab where they approve or deny requests. You can also allow approvers to respond to requests through email.
Parent topic: Modeling software deployment