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NOTE: This topic discusses delegating authority for another user's account. Refer to the help topic titled Direct Delegations if you would like information for delegating authority to your own account.
The SO and AA may delegate Sponsor authority to someone with an ASST role on behalf of a Sponsor. When delegating Sponsor authority, the SO authorizes a selected user with an ASST role to perform functions in xTrain for a particular user with a Sponsor role. The SO is delegating this authority to the ASST on behalf of the Sponsor.
To delegate Sponsor authority on behalf of a Sponsor:
The My Delegates screen opens. If applicable, the My Current Delegations section displays a table of existing delegations. This table indicates No records found if no delegations exist.
The Delegate Sponsor screen opens with search parameters displayed for locating and selecting a specific Sponsor on whose behalf the Sponsor Authority is being granted. The parameters include Commons ID, Last Name, First Name, and Middle Name. The screen includes a Search button and Cancel button as well as a Return to My Current Delegates link for leaving the search screen and returning to the previous Commons screen.
NOTE: The search parameter fields can be used with the percent sign (%) wild card.
The matching records display within the Search Results on the page.
A message displays at the top of the screen as follows: You have selected to delegate Sponsor Authority on behalf of: <Name>.
Additionally, search parameters display for searching and selecting the user to whom to delegate the authority.
The matching records display in the Search Results table.
The Delegate Sponsor screen shows the selected ASST user’s name with the Sponsor authority and checkbox.
NOTE: Selecting the Cancel button cancels the action without delegating any authority to the user.
The Search Results area updates to show the Sponsor authority marked with a check. Commons grants the Sponsor authority for the delegated user, who receives an email informing of the change. The delegated ASST user is now able to perform xTrain functions for the selected Sponsor.
The Sponsor, on whose behalf delegation was granted, can see the delegated user by accessing the My Current Delegations information.
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