Manage tickets

Manage tickets following ITIL recommendations

GLPI assistance module is compliant with ITIL best practices guide for incident and request management: it integrates therefore notions such as impact, ticket urgency, priority calculus matrix and status standardization. Despite the fact that GLPI is ITIL compliant, it is not mandatory to follow these best practices and freedom is given to implement an incident management best tailored for organization’s need.

Statistics are available for tickets, see Display statistics.

Description of specific fields

  • Opening date: ticket creation date;

  • Time to Resolve: date at which ticket must be solved;

    These two dates allow to limit in time incident or service request. A SLA can also be associated with the ticket; in this case the SLA and the next escalade level are displayed (see Configure SLA).

  • By: references the GLPI user having opened the ticket;

  • Type: defines whether it is a request or an incident;

  • Category: allows to sort request or incident by their nature, a category being associated to only one type;

  • Status: status attributed manualy by the technician or dynamically by performed actions, see Management rules and life cycle matrix;

  • Request Source: indicates the channel used to create the ticket, see Configure drop down;

  • Urgency: importance given to the ticket by the requester;

  • Impact: importance given by the technician;

  • Priority: importance of the ticket automaticaly computed from defined impact and urgency using a predefined calculus matrix, see life cycle matrix;

  • Approval: by default the ticket is Not subject to approval;

  • Items: list items associated to this ticket; field appearing only in ticket creation form, later editions will display items in a separate tab also used to associate new items to the ticket;

  • Location: indicates the intervention location, has no link with the location of associated items nor with the requester location (for example roaming requester with a laptop);

  • Actor: implied actors are referenced in the ticket, which allows them to be notified during ticket life cycle, see Defining actors and roles.

    If email followup have been configured (see notification management), information about notifications are displayed for a user or a supplier: Email Followup (yes or no) and Email. Email is pre-filled with user’s email if defined in user or supplier form. If no email is defined in user or supplier form, an email can be entered in text field.

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    When using GLPI with multiple entities and having technicians with authorizations for several entities, it is not needed to switch current entity to declare a new incident inside an entity. Entity to which ticket will be assigned is determined as so: technician selects requester and GLPI find entities for which this requester has authorizations; if only one entity, ticket creation form is updated and ticket will be declared in this entity, if several entities, a drop-down list allows to select the entity to which ticket will be assigned.

  • Title: if no tile is defined by the user when creating the ticket, the first 70 characters of the description will be used to define ticket title;

  • Description: mandatory, for above reason;

  • Linked Tickets: defines a link between tickets, this link being of two types:

    • Linked to: a simple link only used as information;

    • Duplicates: when solving one of the duplicated tickets, the same solution is applied for other duplicated tickets which are therefore automatically solved.

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The different tabs

Processing ticket

This tab displays exchanges between requester and personal in charge of the ticket; it allows to add information on the ticket such as requester call, ticket waiting for requester disponibility…

This tab is the default tab when consulting a ticket except when the ticket is waiting for approval.

To add a followup, click on Followup and enter a description.

It is possible to choose the source of the followup, see Configure dropdown.

A followup can be public or private. A private followup is only visible by GLPI users having the authorization See all followup and tasks. It allows for instance to have an exchange between technician which is not visible by requester.

Adding, modifying and deleting a followup is submited to authorizations defined in profile, see Administer user profiles.


See Validation

Project Tasks

A task is an action corresponding to a technical intervention related to the ticket.

See Tasks


This tab allows resolution of a ticket by a technican and approval of solution by requester.

See Solutions


See Statistics


Allows to associate several items to the ticket.

See Items


Allows to add and display changes associated with the ticket.

See Changes


Allows to display and add problems associated with the ticket, or to create a problem from this ticket.

Creating a problem from a ticket

See Problems


Display the history of the ticket.

See Historical

Debugging information

If you have Debug mode enabled in your preferences, a Debug tab will appear before the All tab. This tab offers information to help you resolve an issue.

For example, for a computer, you have one or more tables depending on the affected object (financial information, reservations…) listing the notifications that will be triggered on this computer with:

  • Triggering event

  • Recipient(s)

  • Notification model used

  • Recipient(s) email address

Debugging page

All Information

For an item, all information is displayed on one page from the All tab. This shows all of the tabs of an object’s form in one view, one below the other.