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Task Interaction with Users, Groups, and Roles
About User Information in Tasks and Task Engine Logs
The tasks that are assigned to you may be directed to you based on your individual user account or your membership in one or more groups or roles.
My webMethods administrators can assign membership for individual users to one or more My webMethods groups or roles. Roles typically help categorize users by job focus (for example, Customer Service Representative or Information Services), or by level of responsibility (for example, Order Approval, or Order Approval Manager). The primary advantage of a role is that it can be associated with the access privileges and functional privileges available in My webMethods.
Roles can then be used to establish a hierarchy of task access and functional capabilities, based on attributes such as decision making authority. For example, your business model may limit approval of all loan applications over a specified amount to Senior Managers only. In this case, the task can be designed to send applications over that amount directly to the Senior Manager role, and access to those tasks can be limited to that role only. For more information about role-based access and functions, see How Permission-Based Access Affects Tasks.
Groups are typically used to create logical groupings of users, perhaps by geographical location or product specialty.
For more information about creating and configuring users, groups, and roles, see Administering My webMethods Server.