I want to configure Workflow Manager 1.0 for FBA user in SharePoint 2013. Please let tell me how to configure it. I tried to configured it, and also user are shown in user profile service. But when I try to start workflow with FBA it gives "Access Denied Error".

  • I also have same problem. Please suggest some solution.
    – user30081
    Jun 27, 2014 at 10:50
  • Any Solution so far? am also in a dilemma on this.
    – user31757
    Jul 22, 2014 at 6:12
  • No, this issue is still pending
    – Kamlesh
    Jul 22, 2014 at 6:17
  • Can you add more detail? Have you already successfully paired Workflow Manager with SharePoint? What kind of WF is it? Dec 9, 2014 at 10:09
  • I successfully paired Workflow Manager with SharePoint and it working fine for windows user as expected.But user logged as FBA user, workflow get terminated. ULS shows error user not found.
    – Kamlesh
    Dec 9, 2014 at 10:30

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There is no special configuration to be done. When you configure FBA you are actually configuring claims authentication - and that claim is what is getting passed.

If you have not already - you also need to configure the user profile service. The user running the workflow needs to have a profile created in the user profile service. Also ensure you have deployed and there are no issues with the App Management service as well as Secure Token Service.

  • I tried this already, but then still getting error
    – Kamlesh
    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:31
  • 1
    Have you tried granting additional permissions to the Workflow app on the site where it errors? Get the ID from the Application Permissions list under the site administration and use the _layouts/15/appinv.aspx to add additional permissions to the user. I usually add site collection full control and many issues go away - granted, more specific permissions might work better security wise.
    – Choggo
    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:37

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