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paul_crawford
Nintex Newbie

Failed to start workflow. Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation.

Hi

I've seen another post but with no definitive answer.

Does anyone have a fix for the workflow error "Failed to start workflow. Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation." Happens when using the Start Workflow action

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Automation Master
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Re: Failed to start workflow. Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation.

I presume you've done all the usual permissions tests? The user trying to run the Start Workflow action has required permissions to start workflow 2 as well? 

There's no other instance of the workflow running on the item? 

There's no pending updates on the item you're attempting to start workflow 2 on is there?

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Automation Master
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Re: Failed to start workflow. Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation.

Is this happening to you (System account) or to a regular user?  Action is still allowed via CentralAdmin? Any ULS-information?

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praios81
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Re: Failed to start workflow. Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation.

I agree. Check the list of allowed actions in Central Administration -> Nintex Workflow Management -> Allowed Actions. Is everything ticked there?

If so, please check again in Site Settings of the site your workflow is running in.

Kind regards,

Enrico   

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Automation Master
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Re: Failed to start workflow. Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation.

I've seen this before where item level permissions have been changed for the initiator part way through the workflow before the start a workflow action is used. Like Ryan says does the user actually have permissions or is the action run as a different account? X

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Automation Master
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Re: Failed to start workflow. Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation.

Hi Paul,


What if you tried putting the action that is erroring inside of an Action Set and ran that action as the workflow designer (who'd I assume would have great permissions).   Just a thought!

-Mike

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