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Delegate development and deployment permissions to personnel

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Delegate development and deployment permissions to personnel

A system administrator can assign a non-administrator user or group as a developer or deployment resource for a specific application. You can set permissions that designate what specific actions the assigned user can perform in the current instance.

Before you begin

  • Role required: admin or application administrator

    If Application administration is enabled, only an application administrator of the target application can delegate developers to an application. If application administration is not enabled, an admin user can delegate developers.

  • Records required:
    • Application
    • User
    • Group

Procedure

  1. Navigate to System Applications > Applications.
  2. Click the name of the application to which you want to add developers.
    The system opens the application record.
  3. Click Manage Developers.
    The system displays the Developer Permissions window.
  4. Select the type of developer (or user without system admin roles) you want to assign.
    OptionDescription
    Developers To add individual users as developers or deployers.
    Groups To add all members of a group as developers or deployers.
  5. In Developer Name or Group Name, enter the name of the user or group you want to grant developer or deployment permissions.
  6. Select specific developer and deployment permissions for the application. For details, see Developer and deployment permissions.
  7. Click Save.
    The system assigns the designated developer and deployment permissions for the application.

Developer and deployment permissions

Using Manage Developers, administrators can assign one or more developer and deployment permissions to a group or user for a specific application. These permissions designate the specific actions the assigned user can perform for the application.

For example, you might grant permissions that enable a user to upgrade the application, publish to the application repository and ServiceNow Store, but prevent publishing to an update set.

Developer permissions

Permission Description
All File Types Grants the assigned developer access to all application file types, including some not granted by the other options. This permission is equivalent to granting the user the admin role but with some limitations. Specifically, it provides access to all file types that are configured in your application per the Manage Developers task in the Application Creator. For an example of such file types, see the permissions example in Delegated development and deployment
Integrations Grants the assigned developer access to web service APIs, REST APIs, and data sources.
Reporting Grants the assigned developer access to reports and scheduled reports.
Workflow Grants the assigned developer access to the Workflow Editor and Activity Creator.
Service Catalog Grants the assigned developer access to catalog related file types such as catalog items, record producers, and variables.
Flow Designer Grants the assigned developer access to the Flow Designer design environment to create flows and actions. Script action steps require the Allow Scripting permission.
Service Portal Grants the assigned developer access to Service Portal editors and tools.
Tables & Forms Grants the assigned developer access to model and layout related file types such as table columns, form layout, and list layout.
Manage ACLs & Roles Grants the assigned developer access to security-related file types such as access controls and user roles.
Allow Scripting Grants the assigned developer write access to script fields such as those in business rules, client scripts, and Flow Designer script action steps.

Deployment permissions

Permission Description
Upgrade App Grants a user with an assigned delegated developer role permission to upgrade the associated application after it has been installed in the current instance.
Publish To Update Set Grants a user with an assigned delegated developer role permission to publish the associated application to an update set in the current instance.
Note: Users with this permission cannot also have the Manage Update Set permission.
Publish To App Store Grants a user with an assigned delegated developer role permission to publish associated application to the ServiceNow Store in the current instance.
Note: The Upgrade App, Publish To App Repo, and Publish To App Store permissions display by default. The Publish To Update Set permission only displays if manually enabled by a system administrator. For more details, see Display or hide update set deployment permissions.
Manage Update Set Grants a user with an assigned delegated developer role permission to manage local and retrieved update sets. This permission allows users to create, update, and delete local update sets as well as preview, resolve conflicts, and commit retrieved update sets.
Note: Users with this permission cannot also have the Publish To Update Set permission.
Publish To App Repo Grants a user with an assigned delegated developer role permission to publish the associated application to the application repository in the current instance.
Note: The update set deployment permissions are hidden by default and require a system administrator to enable them with system properties. See Display or hide update set deployment permissions for more information.

Remove a developer

Removing a user as a developer prevents the user from developing, changing, or deploying the application in the current instance.

Before you begin

Role required: admin or application administrator

If Application administration is enabled, only an application administrator of the target application can delegate developers to an application. If application administration is not enabled, an admin user can delegate developers.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to System Applications > Applications.
  2. Click the application name of the application from which you are removing developers.
    The system opens the application record.
  3. Click Manage Developers.
    The system displays the Developer Permissions window.
  4. Point to the developer you want to remove.
    The system displays a minus icon next to the developer name.
    Manage developers
  5. Click the minus icon next to the developer name.
    The system removes the developer and any associated application roles.
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