Textbox Reason descirption in Approval WF


  • Hello people!

    Im am currently configuring a solution where a user is able to request a Role/Permission though the FIM portal. 

    Now. Im going to have 3 levels of approval request. Three different people who has to accept. This is not a problem to setup.

    I want the approver`s to be able to write a short text as of why they approve/reject the request. And I also want the "other" approver`s down the line to be able to see what other approver`s wrote.

    I was thinking about just extending the schema and write to a unindexed-string during approval process, but I cannot find which RCDC is controlling this.

    Can anybody point me in the right direction?

    Thanks alot!

    Regards, Remi

    Monday, September 02, 2013 2:18 PM

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  • Actually this will not be only RCDC but you will have to work on some workflow as well ... and at the end you might not achieve this.

    Approve \ reject action is not executed against request itself but against approval request. So even if you will be able to provide the description it will be stored on approval request but not on a request object. TO make it visible to other approves you will have to copy it on request or do a trickery to allow them to see other approval requests and pull it in single RCDC. 

    Standard FIM portal functionality IMO will not allow you to do this - if you need it I would go into a custom UI option to provide this functionality. Actually in one of last projects we went this path and even a bit further (custom request \ approval objects for some of functionality with approvals \ escalation triggered with policies in FIM Service).

    Limitation here is portal UI 

    Tomek Onyszko, memberOf Predica FIM Team (, IdAM knowledge provider @

    Monday, September 02, 2013 10:47 PM