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Configuring Nintex Request Approval Action Permissions in SharePoint

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

I was recently deploying a workflow using Nintex Workflow which each submitted item first required the user's approval using the "Request Approval" action before the workflow would continue down the path. The problem we encountered was as each user was receiving their task announcement, they would go to the Nintex workflow approval page, they were receiving the error "* You are not authorized to approve this item." This was odd as the first action in the workflow was giving the user full permissions to their created item.

It turns out this was an easy fix, but I would have never expected it to work in this way. Nintex uses the "Workflow Tasks" list to store user tasks created and spawned during workflows. In order for the users to approve their task, they need to have at least "Contributor" permissions to the workflow tasks list. I was blindly assuming that because we had given them item permissions, that this would apply anywhere else as necessary, but because the list is separate, this is not the case.

A minor gotcha, but hopefully that will help some of you fellow Nintexers out when you first start out using this incredible product.

Nintexin' Tom Out.

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SharePoint Nintex

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Joshua said on Monday, August 9th, 2010 @ 9:56 AM

Hi,

I'm experiencing this same problem when trying to do an assign a flexi-task. When the time runs out and it delegates the task to new users, they get the same error. So according to this, i just need to update the workflow task list?

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