Configure an approval flow
Configure users & groups
In this guide, we'll set up a task to allow certain users to request a task while allowing others full execution permissions.
By default, tasks in Airplane permit team access—anyone in your Airplane team can view, execute, and update the task.
To lock this down, edit task from the UI:
Under advanced, set permissions to explicit permissions:
Here, you can add users/groups and give them roles:
- Viewers can see task information, but can't request or execute tasks.
- Requesters have all the permission of viewers, and can also request tasks.
- Executers have all the permissions of requesters, and can also execute tasks and others' requests.
- Admins have full access to the task, and can change task configurations and permissions.
Support group with the Requester role, and add the
Engineering group with the
Support members now see a Request run button only:
And Engineering members will be able to execute these requests:
As a team admin, you'll still have full access to the task, even with explicit permissions enabled. You may have to rope in a non-admin teammate to try this out!
Slack request notifications
By default, you are sent an email notification when a teammate requests an approval from you. However, you can alternatively route these notifications to Slack instead!
All you need to do is connect Slack—see Slack integration. After that, all requests will now show up in your Slack DMs with the Airplane bot.