I am using an Office 365 custom solution

I have a custom list with a couple of taxonomy fields. I have added some JavaScript to customize the fields i.e.hide and show the fields depending on some user rules.

At certain times I get this error Access is denied.

(Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))`.

When I update any fields(other than the term store fields ) and click on the save button to update the item.

The error seems to go away if I refresh the page and then update the list item.

The error did not arise because of permission to the specific term set .As even though I gave the user permission to the the specific terms sets. I still got the error. But if I refreshed the page and updated the item the error went away.

The term store is marked as closed. I tried making it open but did not make any difference.

a)Under what conditions can I get a Access Denied error for the taxonomy term

b)Is there any place where you can enable/disable the Taxonomy validation access rules

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When a Term Store(Taxonomy) is created it has its own permission level. Check whether the user context which your are using has permission to the Taxonomy or not.

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  • Thank you for the response. I still get the error . I added the user as a contributor . I also added the user to the Taxonomy hidden list with full rights. I noticed one strange behaviour if I edit the taxonomy field value the error goes away. Jan 5, 2015 at 11:30
  • Try Creating the terms again and provide the Contributors at the same time. Jan 6, 2015 at 12:38

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