When an asset’s workflow has been activated, one or more users have to review it before publication. Workflow review processes can be assigned to specific users or to a particular Role (for example: Portal or Site Content Reviewer). In the latter case, anyone assigned to that Role may approve or reject the submission. For example, if you are using the out-of-the-box Single Approver process, the workflow tasks are assigned to a Portal or Site Content Reviewer or anyone with administrator rights.
Once an asset has been submitted, the Workflow application sends a notification to all the potential reviewers. To access notifications, click your avatar and select Notifications.
Reviewing an Asset¶
In order to begin reviewing an asset, you must assign the task to yourself. Note that when using the Single Approver workflow, tasks are by default assigned to a Role. (You can also build custom workflows which assign review tasks to specific users instead of by Roles.)
Assigning the Review Task¶
Click your avatar and select My Workflow Tasks.
All workflow tasks assigned directly to a user are listed in the My Workflow Task widget’s Assigned to Me tab.
To claim a task, click the Assigned to My Roles tab.
Click the asset’s Actions button () and select Assign to Me.
Enter an optional comment in the Comment text field.
Approving or Rejecting a Task¶
Once you have assigned to task to yourself, you can approve or reject the submission.
Click the name of the asset to review the asset. Here, there is a preview of the asset (a Wiki Page) and the review status.
Click the Actions button () and select Approve or Reject.
Enter an optional comment and click Done.
Once a task is complete, one of several things happens:
If the submission is rejected, then the asset is not published. The asset exits the workflow process. On the User’s Notifications, the original author is notified that the submission was rejected and needs to be modified before resubmitted. It is marked as Update in My Workflow Tasks.
If there are more than one reviewers, the task is advanced to the next reviewer in the chain.
If the submission is approved and there is only one reviewer, then the task is moved to the Completed section on the Assigned to Me tab. The asset is published.
The approved asset (the Wiki Page) is now published in the widget.