Sun Identity Manager Deployment Reference

What is Workflow?

In general terms, a workflow is a logical, repeatable process during which documents, information, or tasks are passed from one participant to another for action, according to a set of procedural rules. A participant is a person, machine, or both.

In Identity Manager, this concept is specifically implemented as the Identity Manager workflow component, which comprises multiple processes (workflows) that control creation, update, enabling, disabling, and deletion of user accounts.

Depending upon where you are in the product interface, workflows are referred as workflows, tasks, process, or TaskDefinitions.