In addition to providing a Single Sign-On portal, Self Service and Workflow capabilities, and so much more, HelloID offers organizations powerful scripting and automation capabilities. While not all organizations require such functionality, it is useful to know that the functionality exists and that you're able to leverage it if necessary.
PowerShell: The Industry Standard
Scheduled tasks in HelloID are written in Microsoft PowerShell, an industry-standard scripting and programming language. This use of an industry-standard language allows you to leverage a wide array of resources and learning tools, versus platforms that use a proprietary language. If you have questions or run into issues with a script, it's likely that you can find the answer to your problem on sites like Stack Overflow, or inside Microsoft's own documentation. You can learn more using PowerShell in HelloID here.
Security and Privileges
All scheduled tasks that are run by HelloID are executed by an Agent Pool within your network, and are run in the context of the agent's logon account. This can be a local system account, or a domain account. When planning a scheduled task, be sure to keep in mind the rights that the agents have within your network, and adjust accordingly.
A question that we receive quite often in regards to HelloID scheduled tasks is: "What can I do with them?" The answer is, quite simply, "Whatever you want to do."
As an example, we provide an article that leads you through connecting to an API to report current weather conditions in the HelloID job summary.