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Can anyone help me setup the ServiceNow Approval gate? 

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  • 1.  Can anyone help me setup the ServiceNow Approval gate? 

    Posted 04-22-2016 11:36 AM

    I have been asked to set up the approval process between Nolio and ServiceNow but I am not sure what I have to do to make the connection. I have no ServiceNow experience and I have to send some requirements to the ServiceNow team but I have no idea what to ask them. I am really just interested in the approval gate process where we type in the Change Ticket number and ServiceNow responds back with whether or not the ticket has been approved. Here is a list of questions I have...

     

         - do I need to install the ServiceNow Action pack for Nolio?

         - do I need to install some API's to ServiceNow?

         - what is the format of the url I need to send to ServiceNow?

         - is this a REST or SOAP type of interaction? 

     

    Any kind of help would be appreciated!  



  • 2.  Re: Can anyone help me setup the ServiceNow Approval gate? 

    Posted 04-24-2016 06:58 AM

    If you want to build an approval process and would like to communicate with service now , than its good idea to use the SN action pack , however CA RA provide built in integration with service now for approval gate.

    Did you look at the integration guideline?

    https://docops.ca.com/ca-release-automation/6-1/en/integrations/plug-ins/servicenow-plug-in

     

    Thanks

    Jacky



  • 3.  Re: Can anyone help me setup the ServiceNow Approval gate? 

    Posted 04-24-2016 08:17 AM

    Thanks for responding Jacky....

     

    I have read all the documentation provided by CA and I'm only looking to

    set up the built-in approval gate integration with ServiceNow.

    Unfortunately, I am not sure which plugins or actions I need to install to

    make this work. Can you help me answer the following questions.....

     

         - do I need to install the ServiceNow Action pack for Nolio?

     

         - do I need to install some API's to ServiceNow?

     

         - what is the format of the url I need to send to ServiceNow?

     

         - is this a REST or SOAP type of interaction?

     

     

     

    thanks...



  • 4.  Re: Can anyone help me setup the ServiceNow Approval gate? 
    Best Answer

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 04-24-2016 12:04 PM

    do I need to install the ServiceNow Action pack for Nolio?

     

    No

     

     

     

    do I need to install some API's to ServiceNow?

     

    No

     

     

     

    what is the format of the url I need to send to ServiceNow?

     

    This is all internal to CA Release Automation.  You just need to provide the standard URL for logging in.  This to be set in ROC->Environment->Approval tab

     

     

     

    is this a REST or SOAP type of interaction?

     

    Not sure but whatever the standard interface offered by Servicenow

     

    Sent from my iPad



  • 5.  Re: Can anyone help me setup the ServiceNow Approval gate? 

    Posted 04-25-2016 09:52 AM

    Thanks Billy!

     

     

     

    thanks...



  • 6.  Re: Can anyone help me setup the ServiceNow Approval gate? 

    Posted 04-25-2016 11:06 AM

    Hi Billy - thanks again for your help.

     

    I had a follow-up question if you don't mind...

     

    "Do you know what has to be enabled on ServiceNow to allow the approval

    gate connection to take place?"  Currently we are getting HTTP 500

    errors...

     

     

     

    thanks...



  • 7.  Re: Can anyone help me setup the ServiceNow Approval gate? 

    Posted 04-25-2016 11:14 AM

    If you are getting a 500 error from ServiceNow, that means SN is not allowing the calls from RA, so either it needs authentication or some kind of certificate…..you’ll need to look on the SN side to see why the connection was refused…….then we can give some additional ideas….

     

    Chip Rabinowitz

    Senior Enterprise DevOps Architect

    A&I Solutions

    702-443-7520



  • 8.  Re: Can anyone help me setup the ServiceNow Approval gate? 

    Posted 04-25-2016 11:23 AM

    Thanks Chip!

     

    I'll follow-up with the ServiceNow team to see if they can help with

    this...

     

     

     

    thanks...



  • 9.  RE: Re: Can anyone help me setup the ServiceNow Approval gate? 

    Posted 03-20-2020 12:14 PM
    Did anyone get this working??