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  • VERA (when author exclusion is enabled) VERA will prevent authors from completing an approval task on a record where the user has authored a record and is assigned to one or more approval groups
    • the records will be filtered out of the author's approval queue
    • the approval and rejection links will not be available on the approval task detail page
  • Author can be defined by a field value or by the user who routed the Test Case for approval¬†
    • The default Author(s) of a Run is a list of all testers from the¬†execution logs and execution log steps in the run.
    • The Author field is configurable. For example, Actual Testers, Route Owner, or a field in the run.

    • The Author field can be a list of authors or testers

    • All authors in the Author field will be excluded from Approval if the route is configured for prevent Author Approval.

    • Email notifications are suppressed for authors if Author Exclusion is enabled for the route.

  • The administrator can configure enforcing author exclusion in individual approval routes
  • VERA will attempt to match author by in the source system to a VERA user
    • if VERA does not find a matching user in VERA the author field will be populated with the source system username and marked as (Unknown)
    • If Author doesn't exist the record can be withdrawn, a VERA user created and then record re-routed to enforce author exclusion.