Change Management Authorization Privileges
By default, the Resource Templates create roles with
privileges that allow only the WebFOCUS Administrator to create,
export, and import CM packages. There may be situations where company
policy mandates that CM export and import capabilities are to be restricted
to specific users. Alternatively, you may wish to empower senior
developers by allowing them to export their completed code for promotion
to higher WebFOCUS 8 environments. In this case, the privileges
would be additive to that of the Developer role. If you want to
limit the scope of who can export CM packages or allow developers
to export their completed content you can do the following:
- Create two separate
custom roles for exporting and importing CM packages. The benefit of
creating separate roles for export and import is that it provides
flexibility and can be used to satisfy company policy. For instance,
you may need to create these two custom roles because the company
policy states that the same user is not allowed to export CM packages
in QA and also import CM packages in PROD.
- The custom roles
can further restrict what can be exported. For instance, if you
do not want to export security resources, you can use the custom
role to restrict the user from accessing the GROUPS node in the
CM Export utilities.
- If you are using
the Resource Templates, a custom Resource Template can be created to
add the export and import roles and groups.
- Users can be added
explicitly or AUTOADDED to the appropriate export and import groups
so their privileges are additive to what they already have.
The following topics detail several aspects of the general workflow
for promoting content or content and security resources from Development
through Production. This workflow is illustrated in the following