is a named list that represents users or groups defined in an Identity Service, such as your company's LDAP directory. The Identity Service must be configured and enabled in the Process Console. Instead of naming the actual users or groups who can manage processes and tasks, you can refer indirectly to them from a Logical People Group.
The Logical People Group, such as
customer service representatives
, can have a parameter, such as
, that can be associated with an expression, such as
. Parameters can be used in an assign activity or with a people query at deployment time (for a JDBC or LDAP Identity service). At run-time, the parameters get resolved.
You can use Logical People Groups in defining task and notification assignments.
For example, you can define a Reviewers Logical People Group as a global construct and then use that Logical People Group within one or more tasks requiring reviewers. The users or groups are actually selected at deployment.
Logical People Groups are global elements enclosed in a Human Interactions extension element. The XML syntax for a Logical People Group element is:
element is used to pass data needed for a dynamic assignment of a Logical People Group in an assign activity or for a role assignment within a task. A parameter can also be resolved with a people query evaluation at deployment for JDBC and LDAP Identity services, but not file-based services, such as tomcat-users.xml.
You can define several parameters of which some, none, or all of them can be evaluated and used in assignments or in the PDD. In addition, the parameters can be overridden in the Process Deployment Descriptor file.
Logical People Groups can be defined either at the process level or on enclosed scopes.