WSRR 7.5 Fixpack 3 (126.96.36.199) Subscriptions feature
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WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) 7.5 fixpack 3 is now released. This fix pack brings various benefits:
I'll talk about the subscription feature. This allows a user to create an email subscription to certain items from the Business Space UI, for certain activities such as deletion, update or transition. Additionally the user can choose from a list of transitions to be told about. Finally the user can see all their subscriptions and edit them.
It is worth stating that by default, this feature is not turned on. So if you want the subscriptions menus, you will need to edit the Business Space configuration to enable them. See the infocenter pages for Actions widget and Details widget for how to do this.
The email that is sent to them can contain a description of the transition that happened, and can be different depending on the role of the user who subscribed, so a business user can get one type of email and a developer can have a different email layout and content sent to them. Finally the email can contain a link to the Business Space UI, to a particular Space, to show details of the object that the email notification is being sent about.
Things such as the email address to send to (or a list separated by commas), what things happen to the object to make the notification, and which transitions from the available list. If you already have a subscription, the email address from that is put into the email field so you don't need to keep on re-typing your email. Very useful and a real time saver.
Once you have subscribed to an item, the Actions menu then shows Manage Subscriptions instead.
This opens the Manage Subscriptions dialog for that object, showing you which subs you have and letting you delete them, or make a new one.
You can add an action to the Actions widget to show all the user's subscriptions, for example on the main page of a Space:
So how can your friendly neighbourhood WSRR administrator set the subscriptions up? They can select which objects users are allowed to subscribe to and which particular transitions they can subscribe to. All this is done from the detail widget configuration panel:
On the WSRR profile side, it's possible to load a special file which maps the role of a subscriber to a particular email template, so your administrator can say Business users get the EMai
So that's the Subscriptions feature in WSRR 188.8.131.52. Best of all is it's free to WSRR users and is merely a fix-pack upgrade away! The official WSRR 184.108.40.206 download page is here.
Why not check out the demo videos on the unofficial Service Registry YouTube channel. How about the unofficial WSRR Google Plus page?