Getting started

Sample event scripts

powerEvents installs some sample event scripts to display some of the capabilities of the product in common scenarios.
One of the samples, Sample.ValidateProperties is intended to show how custom code can be executed on Vault lifecycle state transitions.

The sample event scripts are customizable and can be used as a template to easily create custom scripts to fit specific customer requirements.

Activating a sample script

Sample event scripts are disabled by default.
In order to enable the script C:\ProgramData\coolOrange\powerEvents\Events\Disabled\Sample.ValidateProperties.ps1, move it to the directory C:\ProgramData\coolOrange\powerEvents\Events:


Testing the script

The goal of the Sample.ValidateProperties script is to prevent a user from releasing a file that has recently been changed by an other user.
Testing this sample event script requires two different Vault accounts.

Start the Vault Client and log in with the first account (in this example “Administrator” is used).
Navigate to a file and change the lifecycle state to a non-release state.
In this example the state of Intake Casing.ipt is changed to “For Review”:


Changing Vault account
Log out by going to “File” -> “Log Out” and log in again with the second Vault account.

Releasing file
Navigate back to previously changed file and try to change its lifecycle state to a released state. In this example the state of Intake Casing.ipt is changed to “Released”:


The lifecycle transition for Intake Casing.ipt to the “Released” state is blocked by a powerEvents restriction
because the latest modification was performed by a different Vault account (“Administrator” in this example) and the second Vault account is now trying to release the file: