Feeds

Overview

Feeds allow users to stay up-to-date with process milestones and other important process-driven events.

Users can subscribe to a feed in order to see it contents. When subscribed, any feed entry associated with that user will appear in their personal News feed.

To allow users to view and subscribe to a feed, the feed must belong to an application where the Publish application actions in Tempo option is enabled. Learn how to enable this setting.

Once a feed is created it becomes available for use in the Post Event to Feed and Post System Event to Feed smart services. Note that:

  • All users targeted in the Viewer Group of the smart service can see the event or system event in their News feed regardless of their permissions to the associated application.
  • Users can subscribe/unsubscribe to a feed through the event or system event feed entry on the News feed.

Create a feed

To create a feed:

  1. In your application, go to the Build view.
  2. Click NEW > Feed.
  3. In the Feed Properties dialog, configure the following properties:
Property Description
Name The name of the feed. We recommend that you follow the standard object naming conventions.
Description A short description of the feed.
Show in Catalog Determines whether users can subscribe to this feed in their user settings. By default, this checkbox is selected.
  1. Click CREATE.
  2. In the Review News Feed Security dialog, configure your feed security.
  3. Click SAVE.

Allow users to view the feed

To allow users to view and subscribe to the feed, it must belong to an application where the Publish application actions in Tempo option is enabled.

To enable this setting:

  1. In your application, go to Settings and select Application Properties.
  2. In the Application Properties dialog, select the Publish application actions in Tempo.
  3. Click SAVE CHANGES.

Edit a feed

To edit a feed:

  1. In your application, go to the Build view.
  2. Select the feed name to open it.
  3. In the Feed Properties dialog, make an necessary updates.
  4. Click SAVE.

Delete a feed

To delete a feed:

  1. In your application, go to the Build view.
  2. Select the checkbox next to the name of the feed.
  3. Click DELETE.
  4. In the Delete Feed? dialog, ensure there are no objects that depend on the feed.

    If there are objects that depend on the feed, then deleting the feed will cause an error to appear in those objects.

  5. Click DELETE.

Deleting a feed does not delete its entries in the News feed and does not prevent users from subscribing or unsubscribing from its entries.

Only users with at least Viewer permissions to the application will be able to subscribe to a feed through their user settings.

The security role map of a feed controls which developers can see or modify it and its properties.

If default security groups are configured for your application, the default security groups prepopulate the role map when you create a feed. If default security groups are not configured for your application, you are automatically assigned Administrator permissions for any feed you create. System administrators can always access a feed, regardless of object-level permissions.

See Editing Object Security to modify a feed's security.

The following table outlines the actions that can be completed for each permission level in a feed's security role map:

Actions Administrator Editor
Edit the site definition Yes Yes
View the security Yes Yes
Delete the feed Yes No
Update the security Yes No
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