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  • You have opened the Process Development perspective in the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio and have expanded your project in Project Explorer view.

  • You have created a task. For more information, see Working with Tasks .

  • You have configured the AS Java in the Developer Studio to be able to search for users in the User Management Engine (UME). For more information, see Configuring the Application Server in the Developer Studio .

    You can refer to SAP Note 1445197 Information published on SAP site for more information about enabling secure communication with the AS Java.


You can define administrators for tasks in the process. Administrators on task level can trigger administrative actions on the task such as canceling, suspending and resuming a task, and assigning processors to the task, using the SAP NetWeaver Administrator tool.


  1. Expand Process Modeling , then expand Tasks .
  2. Click a task with the secondary mouse button and choose Open .
  3. Under Administrators on the Roles tab page, define administrators by one of the following options:
    • Select the Choose one or more UME principals radio button to search principals from a list.

      1. Choose the Choose... pushbutton.

      2. In the dialog that appears, choose a principal type from the dropdown menu and enter a principal name. Choose the Search pushbutton.

      3. Select a principal from the Search Results field and choose the Add-> pushbutton to add the principal to the Principals to Select field.


        To add all principals listed in the Search Results field to the Principals to Select field, choose the Add All-> pushbutton.

      4. Choose the OK pushbutton.

        The principals you selected appear in the Principals field.

    • Select the Use an expression radio button to define administrators by an expression.

      1. Choose the Edit... pushbutton.

        The expression editor opens.

      2. Specify an expression. For more information, see Creating Expressions .