About Authentication Points

Dimensions CM provides the ability within the process model to define lifecycle states or attributes as sensitive. This means that when a user attempts to action an item or request to or from a sensitive lifecycle state, or attempts to update a sensitive attribute, this results in an authentication point, requiring an electronic signature. The user is presented with an Authentication Point dialog box, requiring them to re-enter their Dimensions CM password in order to complete the update. Dimensions CM maintains an audit trail of all failed and successful authentication attempts.

Authentication points are generated only for requests and items, and occur when you:

Authentication points are not generated for held requests.

Authentication points are also generated in the Administration Console when you:

See Assigning an Attribute to an Object Type for details of how to set attributes as sensitive.

See Setting the State Properties for an Object Type. for details of how to set lifecycle states as sensitive.