Sunday, 29 June 2014

Sitecore Task Initiator - A simple module to initiate the scheduled task

This module helps Sitecore Administrator to initiate the scheduled tasks configured in the content tree. The module has a Sitecore Scheduled Job admin page and a Sitecore Role. Admin page will list down all the tasks in the content tree with a button to initiate the task. Sitecore role is for the Sitecore administrator who can add a user to this role by which user can initiate the Task.

Installation:
Use Sitecore Installation Wizard to install the package which contains an admin page and a Sitecore role. Download Link.

How to access the page:
Authorized user can access the page using the below url.
http://domain/sitecore/admin/jobs.aspx

How to authorize a non-admin user:
All administrator can access the page without any role. For a non-admin user, an administrator can add them to the role - Sitecore Task Initiator. This role will allow the non-admin user to access the page and initiate the task.
Note: This role will not give any access to other admin pages.

Email:
An email will be sent to the list of configured administrators with the task details and initiation time. Administrator can configure the email details in the jobs.aspx page.
MAIL_FROM = "ScheduledJob@SitecoreSharedSource.com";
MAIL_TO = "";
MAIL_CC = "";

In version 2.0, I am planning to add the below functionality.
- Logs for the tasks can be obtained in admin page.
- Logs will be sent to the initiator and the admin.





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