When an approval policy is out-of-date, you can deactivate the policy so that it is not available during provisioning.


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

  • Verify that there are no entitlements linked to the approval policy. See Update an Approval Policy.


  1. Select Administration > Approval Policies.
  2. Select the row of the approval policy to deactivate.
  3. Click the Edit icon (Edit).
  4. Select Inactive from the Status drop-menu.
  5. Click Update.


The approval policy is deactivated.