Checking in a view often results in a new workflow process being launched to complete the modifications specified in the view. The workflow can perform time-intensive tasks in the background, launch approval processes, query resources, or take whatever action is appropriate. During approvals, the administrator is able to examine the contents of the view and make changes if desired. After approvals, the view attributes are converted into modifications of one or more repository objects. For views related to users, provisioning may occur to propagate the changes to selected resource accounts.