Understanding Security Automation

The PeopeSoft Secutity Automation tool allows users to automate the customization of pre-existing permission lists, roles and menus. It allows setting the permission list security for:

  • Pages

  • Component Interfaces

  • Query Trees (Access Groups)

  • ADS (Access Groups and general settings)

  • Process Groups (Process Groups and general settings)

  • Web Services

It allows adding or removing permission lists from roles, adding or removing items to, or from a menu that points to new or deprecated components. The required changes are put together by user and is stored in a table as metadata. This is then run by the Security Update Automation Engine process. There are three AE process to be run for security updates for Permission Lists, Role and Menu