Session Manager allows you to establish and enforce a specific version structure and user roles. Session Manager creates an edit session in which an editor may make changes. After the changes are complete, the user forwards the session through an approval process (see diagram below). A session (and its associated version) may travel through the process several times before receiving approval and being posted to the geodatabase. Session Manager allows you to create and edit sessions. To access Session Manager, use the Session Manager toolbar in ArcMap.
Session Manager is frequently used as part of the Mobile Solution. If you're using Mobile, visit the Mobile section in the User's Guide for information.