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I have created a very simple workflow that hard-codes some values into a dictionary, then writes the dictionary values to the status of the workflow.

When I publish and run it manually to my Sharepoint Online site (2013), it writes the first status, and then throws the following error: Activity in progress

*Retrying last request. Next attempt scheduled after 8/6/2013 11:00 AM. Details of last request: HTTP Unauthorized to https://[site].sharepoint.com/_vti_bin/client.svc/web/lists/getbyid(guid'4bf18897-b58b-4316-a269-dc3902c90cc3')*

I found an article online that told me to make sure Site Settings > Manage Site Features > Workflows can use app permissions is activated, but activating that feature didn't solve the problem.

Any idea what the problem is?

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Have you solved this issue? Facing same problem now. –  Serhiy Oct 28 '13 at 8:03
Yes -- I went through and confirmed that all Workflow-related features were enabled. I found one that wasn't (not the one mentioned above) and that solved the issue. –  Josh Rogan Oct 28 '13 at 11:46
And in my case UPSA was not created. After I've created it - problem has gone. –  Serhiy Oct 29 '13 at 6:45
I am having similar problems can you explain which features you had to enable? or what UPSA is? –  Stephen Apr 15 '14 at 12:48

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Make sure that "Workflows can use app permissions" feature in site feature is activated which allows workflows to read from and write to all items in your site.

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