15.2 Creating a New Resource

To create a new resource, click the + icon. You can create a resource with or without entitlement.

With Entitlement:

If you choose to create a resource with this option, select the driver or entitlement for which you want to create a resource. The Resource Name and Resource Description fields are auto-populated based on the selected driver or entitlement.

IMPORTANT:You must rename the Resource Name field to a valid name if it contains any of these < ; \ " + # = / | * ~ special characters.

You can choose to tag an entitlement value during resource creation or allow the user to select entitlement values at the time of the request.

  • Tag an entitlement value to a resource: Specify the necessary entitlement values for the selected driver or entitlement. For every specified entitlement values, a separate resource is created.

    A user can request this resource which has the defined entitlement value. For example, you created a resource by selecting a printer as an entitlement value for the Office Resources entitlement. A user can request for Office Resources entitlement that has the defined Printer entitlement value.

  • Allow users to select entitlement values at the time of request: Select Map Entitlement Values at Resource Request time and specify Label for Value field.

    For this type of resources, a user can select the required entitlement values from the list, while requesting for this resource. For example, you created a resource for Office Resources entitlement without defining an entitlement value, a user can select any entitlement value from the list for the Office Resources entitlement at the time of the request.

    To enable this option for the logical systems within the connected system, you must create a separate resource for each logical systems.

    NOTE:Select Allow this resource and entitlement to be assigned multiple times with different values only if you want to allow users to request this resource multiple times with different values.

Without Entitlement

If you choose to create a resource with this option, specify the fields marked with an asterisk (*).

You cannot change the specified resource Level and Subcontainer information later. To change this information, you must delete this resource and recreate the resource with the required resource level and subcontainer information.

IMPORTANT:

  • Do not use the following special characters in the ID field: < ; \ " + # = / | * ' ! @ $ % ~

  • Do not use the following special characters in the Name field: < ; \ " + # = / | * ~

  • Do not use the following special characters in the Description field: ~ |

You can set the expiration period for the resources. The permission to the resource will be revoked from the user, once it crosses the specified expiration period.

For more information, see Setting Expiration Period for the Resource.