Provisioning uses workflows to automate token deployment. A workflow defines the number of steps or work tasks required for each type of user provisioning request. The users and administrators who perform tasks in a workflow are called workflow participants.
The following table lists the types of workflow participants and the tasks they can perform.
From the Self-Service Console, the user initiates a request that starts a workflow. The types of user requests are:
From the Security Console, the Request Approver:
From the Security Console, the distributor:
Assigning Administrative Roles
If you use workflows for provisioning requests, you need to assign the Token Administrator, Request Approver, and Token Distributor Administrator roles. For more information about administrative roles in provisioning, see Administrative Roles in Provisioning. For instructions, see Assign an Administrative Role.