I have a list in SharePoint. The permissions are fine and user is able to access only one list for which he has permission.

In Item Created Workflow I am giving read and edit permissions to specific users in an impersonation step. After creating an item in the list the user is able to access all other lists in quick launch for which he don't have access to.

What is the issue?

  • Unique Permissions of the list disappears once i give unique permission to list item
    – Sharanya
    May 27 '16 at 12:08
  • Which SharePoint version are you using to create a workflow?
    – Hardik
    May 30 '16 at 11:38
  • Sharepoint 2013 foundation
    – Sharanya
    May 30 '16 at 13:07

Got the reason. In workflow I was removing the permission of the user to the item and then giving permission. So it gives limited access permission to parent list and site. I reversed the order of the steps. it is working fine.


If you are working with impersonation with sandbox solution than please check below mentioned reference.

Sandboxed SharePoint Workflow Actions

NOTE:- Impersonation steps can only be added to the root of a workflow and cannot be nested in another step.

  • List unique permissions are acting weirdly. Is that because the lists are created from same templates
    – Sharanya
    May 30 '16 at 13:07

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