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What is a parallel approval chain?

To set up a pool of approvers ahead of time, but allow some flexibility in the sequence or number of required approvals, create a parallel approval chain.

In a parallel approval chain:

  • all approvers receive notifications simultaneously, and
  • all approvers can approve independently.

Unlike sequential chains, parallel chains can require approval from all, or at least one approver.

In the latter case, the request is approved so long as a single approver gives approval, even if one (or all) other approvers decline.