Publishing the Service Catalog

When you have set up your Service Catalog, and allocated the services to the appropriate levels in the Service Catalog hierarchy, you can publish the different levels of the hierarchy to the required groups and roles.

People have access only to the Business Services in those levels of the Service Catalog hierarchy that are published to their groups and roles.

There are three ways of publishing the Service Catalog:

Publishing the Service Catalog from the group or role

Publishing by group and by role is very similar – you select the group or role that you want to publish services to in a tree, then click the Publish action. You can then select the services that you want to publish to the selected group or role.

To publish the Service Catalog to different roles and groups:
  1. Click the Publishing tab.
  2. Click the Groups or Roles sub-tab, as required.
    The Services by Group or Services by Role tree appears.
  3. In the tree, select the group or role that you want to publish to, then in the Actions list, click Publish.
    The Publish to Service dialog appears.
  4. Select the check boxes on the required nodes in the tree, then click OK.
    The services that correspond to the selected levels in the hierarchy appear in the list on the right of the Publishing tab.

When you select a level in the hierarchy, all of the sub-levels beneath it are also selected.

You can unpublish items from the Service Catalog by selecting them in the list, then clicking Unpublish in the Actions list.

Publishing the Service Catalog from the Services themselves

Instead of selecting a group or role and then choosing which services to publish to them, you can select the individual services and choose which groups and roles to publish the service to.

To publish the Service Catalog from the Services themselves:
  1. Click the Publishing tab, then click the Services sub-tab.
    The Groups and Roles by Service tree appears.
  2. In the tree, select the service or branch that you want to publish, then in the Actions list, click Publish.

Selecting a branch in the tree enables you to publish all of the services in the selected branch at one go.

The Publish to Roles and Groups dialog appears. If you selected a branch, the contents of that branch are displayed on the Publish to Roles and Groups dialog; if you selected just a single item, only the Groups and Roles tree is displayed.

  1. In the Groups and Roles tree, select the group(s) and role(s) that you want to publish the selected services to.

Select the Publish to All check box if you want all groups and roles to have the service published to them.

  1. Click OK.
    The services are published as required, and the lists on the Services tab update.