We have a demo instance and a production instance of a particular workflow. I got a frantic call from one of the business people telling me that she didn’t have access to all of the roles in the demo instance that she does in production.
I verified this and attempted to correct it by assigning her to the various additional roles. When I asked her to close her browser, then re-open it and navigate back to her worklist, no change had been made.
Continue reading “Expiring the User Cache: Good for Role Membership, Too”
Had this happen today: The business contacted me because they had a worklist item they couldn’t release.
Continue reading “What Happens When a User with Open Tasks Leaves?”
Let’s say a person actions a Process Instance in your workflow, but the item seems to “disappear” unexpectedly — routed to a special queue for workflow administrators because of an error condition. It would certainly be nice if the “actioner” was notified about the problem too, right?
Continue reading “Find the ‘Actioner’ of a SmartForm Client Event”
As I was walking our business users through the role management features of the K2 Workspace, they lamented that they K2 didn’t give them visibility inside of the Active Directory groups which are assigned to various roles. My quick solution was to provide them with a PowerShell script which would give them the insight they were looking for.
Continue reading “Role Membership: Use PowerShell for Insight into AD Groups”
I was recently asked if one can determine whether a specific person has a specific process instance in his/her worklist. The answer is yes — an administrator can do this from the K2 Workspace if some attributes about the process instance are known.
Continue reading “Monitor Worklists from the K2 Workspace”
Of course we want to make our solutions more convenient for the user — so it seems natural to have a hyperlink to a worklist item embedded in an e-mail notification. K2 believes it enough to include such a link by default in every SmartForms Client Event Notification.
The problem with this lies in the point-in-time nature of e-mail messaging.
Continue reading “Swap the Link in SmartForms Client Event Notifications”
The SmartForms rules engine makes embedding notification actions easy to perform. But the default “Get Confirmation from User” notification is rather anemic — you can’t use fields or expressions within them. Fortunately, there is a way to get around that.
Continue reading “SmartForms: Get Confirmation More Elegantly”
That’s a stupid slug. Oh well. Moving on…
How can you tell what people have been assigned to a particular AD group?
Continue reading “Handy Commandy: NET GROUP”
We’ve sent a request to security to delete an security group and to create a new one. The ticket is completed, but I can’t assign the new group to a role in K2 because I can’t see the new group. What I can see, though, is the old group name when I search for the new group. What gives?
Continue reading “K2 and Active Directory: The sAMAccountName Attribute”
Technologies can mean so much more to the business than being just another “thing” put in by IT. Adoption will drive the return on the investment (ROI) — and we’ll get a far greater ROI by engaging everyone than we would by keeping it hushed up in Systems. So it’s up to us (in Systems, as the implementors) to promote adoption across the enterprise by creating excitement and demand for the platform.
Continue reading “It’s Way Bigger than Site Columns and Shoes”