Approval processes provide the flexibility to create multistep approvals for projects, tasks, and issues. Adobe Workfront administrators define approval processes to provide consistency throughout the system.
For information about creating approval processes, see Create an approval process for work items.
For information about associating approvals with work in Workfront, see Associate a new or existing approval process with work.
You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:
|Adobe Workfront plan*||
|Adobe Workfront license*||
Review or higher
|Access level configurations*||
View or higher access to the objects associated with approvals
Note: If you still don't have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.
View or higher permissions to the objects associated with approvals
For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects .
*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.
You can view or manage approvals from several areas of Workfront. For information about how to manage approvals in various areas, see Approving work.
You can view or manage approvals from the following areas:
In the Home area
For information about using Home, see Get started with Home.
In the header of a project, task, issue, document, or proof
In the Approvals section of a project, task, or issue
In a report
You cannot make a decision on an approval from a report.
You can create a project, task, issue, or document approval report that contains approval information.
For information about creating reports, see Create a custom report.
Click the Home icon in the upper-left corner of Adobe Workfront.
Your Workfront administrator might make the following changes to the Home icon in your environment:
Select Work List, then click the Filter drop-down menu and select Approvals.
Expand the Approvals I’ve Submitted section and find the approvals you submitted.
You can view the approval status of an object in the following sections of the object:
Displays all approval statuses when they occur. Approval statuses display in line with other statuses displayed on the Updates section.
Displays more detailed information about the approval process, such as each stage of the approval process and whether approvers have granted the approval.
When an approval is initiated on a project, task, or issue, a status displays in the Updates tab of the object, indicating the approval status. A new status displays any time the object transitions through the approval process. This includes the following events:
If an approval is applied to a task, the approval updates are shown on the Updates tab of the task, not on the Updates tab of the project where the task resides.
You can gain visibility into where a task or issue that you are working on currently is in the approval process. You can see the following information:
To see the current state of where a task or issue is in the approval process:
Go to the project, task, or issue that the approval is associated with.
In the left panel, click Approvals. You might need to first click Show More.
The Approvals tab displays the full information about all past approval paths and stages. You can see exactly who made a decision on the approval or whether the approval is set for a team, job role, or user.
For information about creating an Approval Process, see Create an approval process for work items.