When you create an approval policy, first define the approval policy type, name, description, and status.

Prerequisites

Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a tenant administrator or approval administrator.

Procedure

  1. Select Administration > Approval Policies.
  2. Click the Add icon (Add).
  3. Select an approval policy type from the Policy Type drop-down menu.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Enter a name and, optionally, a description.
  6. Select the state of the policy from the Status drop-down menu.

    Option

    Description

    Draft

    Saves the approval policy in an editable state.

    Active

    Saves the approval policy in a read-only state that you can use in an entitlement.

    Inactive

    Saves the approval policy in a read-only state that you cannot use in an entitlement until you activate the policy.

What to do next

Create the pre- and post-approval levels.