ActiveControl offers an exception-based auto approval capability, to allow customers to have certain (configurable) analysers running automatically in a particular Inbox or Outbox, and only stop the transports for a manual approval if those analysers identify issues.
Three outcomes are possible with the analyser results:
- BLOCK: if a particular analyser highlights an issue, ActiveControl will stop the Transport Form for a manual approval by the configured approver(s)
- WARN: if a particular analyser highlights a issue, ActiveControl will notify the configured approver(s) but still move the Transport Form forward to the next location.
- IGNORE: if a particular analyser highlights an issue, ActiveControl will move the Transport Form forward to the next location and not notify the configured approver(s).
Detailed information on how to configure automated exception-based approvals is detailed in this online FAQ.
(i) Auto-Approval runs at Transport Form level. This is important as it means you should probably set the General: Dependency Check to BLOCK to ensure that individual transports do not move forward.
(ii) Auto-Approval is only designed to work on Inboxes and Outboxes, NOT on Test Queues
(iii) Priorisation of BLOCK / WARNING / IGNORE: If a Transport has a BLOCK on one analyser and a WARNING or IGNORE on the other analyser, the BLOCK will always take priority and the transport will stop for a manual approval.