Thursday Sep 10, 2015

Worklist Access as part of EBS Proxy in 12.2.4

There are a number of business scenarios in which Oracle E-Business Suite users need to grant delegates the ability to act on their behalf (act as proxy users for them) when performing specific Oracle E-Business Suite functions.

In 12.2.4, there was a new feature added EBS Proxy. The proxy user feature in Oracle E-Business Suite allows users to delegate access to specific application functionality to one or more proxy users. The delegator can grant access to specific responsibilities or workflow notification types to the proxy user, rather than having to grant access to all functionality. This provides the flexibility needed to meet typical business scenarios. The documentation for which can be obtained from oracle docs:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26401_01/doc.122/e22952.pdf (3-32).
Pre 12.2.4, the proxy was limited to the access of different Workflow notification types and was granted using WorklistAccess Proxy. This document deals with the changes in the WorklistAccess Proxy with EBS proxy. The major changes between the two have been explained further in the blog.


1.    Granting Worklist Access:  With the advent of 12.2.4, the link for (Worklist Access) has been replaced with the proxy settings in Global header. Refer pictures (a) for pre 12.2.4. and (b) for Post 12.2.4.

WorklistAccess_Pre_12.2.4

a.  Worklist Access Link for Proxy Configuration

ManageProxy_Post_12.2.4
b.    Manage Proxies under the settings icon in Global header post 12.2.4

 2.    The change from Grant Worklist Access button to Add Proxy .

c.      Grant Worklist button has been upgraded to AddProxy.

 3.    On clicking the corresponding (Grant Worklist Access/ Add Proxy) button, the following screen has gone through a major change.  While a User can grant access to its one or more responsibility to another user, the item types for the worklist access (Notification Types) has three options:
i.    None : Access for any notification cannot be granted
ii.    Selected: Access for some notifications (depending on the grantor selection) can be granted.
iii.    All: As the name suggests, Access for all notification types can be granted.

 d.    d. Option of granting access for responsibilities as well the option of granting none item Type.


 e.    e.  Pre-12.2.4 Grant Proxy Page

 4.    Switch User: From 12.2.4, the option of switching to another user, (Grantee to Grantor) has also been changed. Earlier, there used to be Switch User button for grantee to switch to the Grantor.

f.  f.   Switch User Button for going to the list of users for which proxy has been granted to the logged in User.

 g.   Switch User button is upgraded to Switch User Icon post 12.2.4.

 From 12.2.4, the user has to click on the global header of switching user, to go to the list of users (grantors). Also, if a user A switches to user B, for it to switch to User C, it has to switch back to itself. Refer fig.(h). the figure shows the info regarding the proxy and current user,

h. Global Header Changes

Wednesday May 09, 2012

Oracle E-Busienss Suite RCD - Applications Technology Releases 12.1 and 12.2

Oracle E-Business Suite Release Content Documents for Releases 12.1 and 12.2 are available on MOS. The Release Content Documents (RCDs) communicate information about new or changed functionality introduced in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and in subsequent Release Update Packs (RUPs) and off-cycle patches, as well as planned enhancements for the upcoming Release 12.2. For your convenience, they also include new or changed functionality introduced in the RUPs for Release 12, including 12.0.2 through 12.0.7.

Release Content Document - Applications Technology Releases 12.1 and 12.2

Oracle Workflow introduces following new features in Releases 12.1 and 12.2

Release 12.1.1

  • Worklist - Bulk Notification Response and Bulk Notification Close
  • Hijrah/Thai Calendar Support

Release 12.1.3

  • Notification Mailer - SMTP Authentication

Release 12.2

  • E-mail Character Encoding Configuration 
  • Deferring Worklist Response Processing
  • Oracle RAC Affinity for Workflows
  • Worklist Usability Enhancements 
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