Below are a number of questions we received during the K2 Five 5.1 release overview webinar. We will add additional questions and answers as necessary. Please note that the slides we presented during this session are available for download by clicking on the "Overview Deck" button on the right side of this page.
Q. Is it possible to use a data source other than SmartBox with SmartStarters?
A. SmartStarters are currently configured to use SmartBox as the data store. SmartStarters can be customized after being deployed, allowing for other data sources to be added as necessary.
Q. How many SmartStarters are available in K2 Five?
A. The initial set includes 26 K2 Five-based SmartStarters. Any new SmartStarters we release will automatically show up in the App Catalog as part of the App Workspace.
Q. Are the K2 Five-based SmartStarters different than previous SmartStarters?
A. Yes, they have been built using the K2 Five Workflow Designer and have an updated framework. Many of the use cases are the same as previous SmartStarters so you will notice similarities between both.
Q. Can the App Wizard templates be customized? Is there the ability to add additional custom templates?
A. At this time, App Wizard templates cannot be customized but you can add new templates based on existing applications. Adding new templates is available to those users who have been given the App Wizard Administrator role.
Q. It looks like there are new security roles for App Wizards. How is this different than security provided by authorization framework?
A. There are two new roles for App Wizards. The App Wizard Administrators role is used to give administrative rights to the App Wizard functionality and allows a user to add new templates, approve app requests and manage security for the App Wizards. The App Wizard Builder role allows users to build applications without having to go through the App Request and Approval process. This role can be given to those individuals who are trusted to build applications that do not require additional review. All users can build apps with the App Wizard, but unless you are in the Admin or Builder roles, your request will go through an approval process. Once the app has been approved and published, the creator of the app is given App Owner privileges which allows them to share the app with others and set security for that individual application. This interface is provided as part of the application but is using authorization framework to set security appropriately.
SMARTASSIST LOOP WARNINGS
Q. The infinite loop warnings in the designer are helpful at design time, but are there any management capabilities available to detect loops once a workflow is deployed?
A. The design-time loop warnings in SmartAssist are just the first capabilities we are implementing to help eliminate infinite loops and the performance problems they contribute to. Our next set of features will provide management capabilities for setting thresholds that will ensure server performance isn't affected.