For some of the IT Automating IT scenarios, you create a self-service catalog and corresponding entitlements before you start. A service catalog provides a common interface for consumers of IT services to request services, track their requests, and to manage their provisioned service items. Service architects and administrators can define new services and publish them to the common catalog. When defining a service, the architect can specify which items can be requested, and what which request options are configurable.

Users who are responsible for managing the catalog, such as tenant administrators and service architects, can manage the presentation of catalog items. For example, catalog managers can group items into service categories for easier navigation and highlight new services to consumers on the portal home page.


Only some of the scenarios require that you create self-service catalogs and the corresponding entitlements. Create the self-service catalogs only if instructed on the first page of the scenario.