Good morning,

I have a site in SP2010 that has several workflows set up. They are started manually via buttons on the Actions ribbon. Is there a way to only grant certain users permission to run certain workflows?

For example: There is a User button that initiates a user workflow, and a Management button that initiates a Management workflow. Can I set the user workflow so only users will be able to run it, and only management can run the management workflow?

Any help is appreciated!

  • How are you initiating the workflows? If its via code, then you can do the validation before invoking the workflow. Mar 19, 2015 at 14:19

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There are no workflow settings in the SharePoint web user interface to grant permissions to one set of users and not another set. As Amal is suggesting, one option may be to validate users in the workflow itself. Another option may be to purchase a third party extension that handles this requirement. Or, if you are able, you can code an extension yourself.

  • Thank you gentlemen. I'm fairly new to SP and wrote the workflows in SP Designer. I didn't even know there was a way to write the workflows using code.
    – CPD485
    Mar 19, 2015 at 15:25

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