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Release Management permissions

This topic provides information about the Release Management and Activity permissions.

Release management permissions

The following permissions are available in Release Management.

Permissions

Description

Application use license type?

Release Master

Users with Release Master permission can perform the following functions:

  • Create release requests
  • Modify all release requests independently of any functional roles or support group affiliations.
  • Create and modify approval mappings
  • Create and modify Release templates (modification of templates is restricted to templates where user is a member of the Authoring Group) Asset Viewer and Infrastructure Change Viewer permissions are also granted automatically from the application UI whenever these permissions are granted.

    Use of the Master permissions groups should be limited to key personnel who either own a process, or have full control over Release Management schedules.

    Recommendation: Limit the use of these permissions to individuals playing a Release Coordinator role that requires full access to all Release requests.

Fixed or Floating

Release User

Users with Release User permissions can perform the following functions:

  • Create release request
  • Modify, in a restricted way, release requests based on functional roles and support group affiliations
    A user must have the Release Coordinator Functional Role to be able to modify Release request and they must be a member of the Release Coordinator Group.
    Asset Viewer and Infrastructure Change Viewer permissions are also granted automatically from the application UI when these permissions are granted.

    Recommendation: Limit use of these permissions permission to individuals playing a Release Coordinator role.

Fixed or Floating

Release Viewer

Users with Release Viewer permissions can query all release requests. They cannot submit or modify release requests.

Note: Infrastructure Change Viewer permissions are also granted automatically from the application UI when these permissions are granted.

Recommendation: Grant these permissions to individuals who need only read access to view release requests. Typically, these permissions are given to most BMC Remedy ITSM application suite users (that is, users who do not already have the Master or User permission) for them to access information regarding release planning activities.

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Release Config

Users with Release Config permissions can perform functions that span the following five components:

  • Activity, configure:
    - Activity rules
    - Activity Templates
  • Change Management
    - Configure Change Calendar
  • Foundation, for KPIs, configure:
    - Flashboard parameters.
    - KPI titles (and can register titles, this is an advanced option).
  • Release, configure:
    - Milestone phases and exit criteria
    - Release Prioritization values
    - Release rules
    - Approval mappings
    - Release Templates
  • Task Management System, configure:
    - Configure applications that integrate with Task Management System
    - Configure phase management functionality for those applications that integrate with Task Management System
    - Configure Task Status and Status Reason values for application return codes

    Recommendation: Grant these permissions to individuals requiring access to configure the functions in the preceding list. People with this set of permissions typically are Application Administrators.

Fixed or Floating

Activity permissions

The Activity subcomponent is installed with all BMC Remedy ITSM applications. However, it currently is used only by Release Management. The Activity subcomponent is used to manage a release and to track its progress from initiation to completion.

Permissions

Description

Application user license type

Activity User

Users with Activity User permission can create and modify all activities

Recommendation: Grant these permissions to individuals working with the Release Management application who were not granted the Release Master or Release User permissions.

Note: Users with either the Release Master or Release User permissions do need the Activity User or Viewer permission. These permissions grant full access to Activities.

None

Activity Viewer

Users with Activity Viewer permission can view all activities

Recommendation: Grant these permissions to individuals working with the Release Management application who have not been granted the Release Viewer permissions.

Note: Users with Release Viewer permissions do not need the Activity Viewer permission. These permissions grant view access to Activities.

None

Activity Config

Users with Activity Config permissions can perform the following functions that span the following two components:

  • Activity component
    • Configure activity rules
    • Configure activity Templates
  • Task Management System component
    • Assignment settings
      - Configure Task Assignment mappings
    • Integration settings
      - Configure applications that integrate with Task Management System
      - Configure phase management functionality for those applications that integrate with Task Management System
      - Configure Task Status and Status Reason values for application return codes.
    • Task Configuration settings
      - Configure Task Group Templates
      - Configure Task Templates
      - Configure Variable Templates

      Recommendation: Grant these permissions to individuals requiring configuration access to the component functions in the preceding list. Typically, you grant these permissions to someone playing the role of an Application Administrator.

      Note: The Release Config permission grants full configuration access to the Activity configuration settings, with some exception regarding the Task Management settings. If a user does not need full access to the Task Management settings, do not grant them Activity Config permission if they already have Release Config permissions.

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