I created a site in SharePoint 2013 and some workflows in SharePoint Designer 2013. Now I am testing it and I can see that everything is working great when I am operating only on items, that I created.

  • When I try to start a workflow on item created by another user an error occurs and whole workflow is suspended.

  • When I try to run site workflow, which loops through all items in my list it will work well until it meets item created by another user.

I am the site owner, I have full control permissions. I gave other users access to my site by adding NT Authority\Authenticated Users to default Site Members group.

Do you know what is causing suspending my workflows?


Error description:

RequestorId: 67c7e8af-caf5-10a9-0000-000000000000. Details: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the workflow instance. Exception details: System.ApplicationException: HTTP 401 {"Transfer-Encoding":["chunked"],"X-SharePointHealthScore":["0"],"SPClientServiceRequestDuration":["57"],"SPRequestGuid":["67c7e8af-caf5-10a9-a476-6227e56256d6"],"request-id":["67c7e8af-caf5-10a9-a476-6227e56256d6"],"X-FRAME-OPTIONS":["SAMEORIGIN"],"Cache-Control":["max-age=0, private"],"Server":["Microsoft-IIS/8.5"],"WWW-Authenticate":["Negotiate","NTLM"],"X-AspNet-Version":["4.0.30319"],"X-Powered-By":["ASP.NET"],"MicrosoftSharePointTeamServices":[""],"X-Content-Type-Options":["nosniff"],"X-MS-InvokeApp":["1; RequireReadOnly"],"Date":["Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:32:40 GMT"]} at System.Activities.CodeActivity.InternalExecute(ActivityInstance instance, ActivityExecutor executor, BookmarkManager bookmarkManager) at System.Activities.Runtime.ActivityExecutor.ExecuteActivityWorkItem.ExecuteBody(ActivityExecutor executor, BookmarkManager bookmarkManager, Location resultLocation)

  • what's the suspend error code? please click on ! to get suspend error message Jun 27, 2017 at 11:23
  • are you using system account ? Jun 27, 2017 at 11:27
  • M.Qassas - I didn't noticed it and I terminated all my suspended workflows. For now everything is OK (see my comment below). Gautam Sheth - no, I am using my own account
    – tm_
    Jun 28, 2017 at 5:45

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First, You should be aware of

  • The user should have a contribute permission to the SharePoint list that associated to the workflow with its related Task List and History list.

  • The Default Member Group doesn't have a Contribute permission by default.

So I think your workflow has been suspended because of the permission issue so try to edit your Member Group permission and assign the Contribute permission.

Also, make sure that you have elevated Workflow permissions by doing the following:

  • Allow workflow to use app permissions.
  • Grant full control permission to a workflow.
  • Develop the workflow to wrap actions inside an App Step using SharePoint Designer.

I mentioned the detail steps at The Workflow was Suspended with Unauthorized HTTP / elevate Workflow permissions in SharePoint 2013

  • I granted a full control permission to a workflow as your described in linked article and now everything is OK. I need to do more tests, especially on another accounts, which will take some time and after that I will be able to clearly say if your solution solves whole my problem.
    – tm_
    Jun 28, 2017 at 5:47
  • Glad to hear it's worked, Please don't forget to Mark and Upvote the correct answer as accepted in case it helped and solved your issue! in case you have additional query related to your question you can come back here and comment on this answer, in case you have additional questions you should ask anew questions! Jun 28, 2017 at 16:24
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    Error was caused by checking option Create items and edit items that were created by the user in List's Advanced settings and I needed to uncheck it. I know that by doing it everyone with Contribute permissions will be able to edit all items stored in list but it won't be a big problem for me in this case. However, your solution @M.Qassas gives me informations that I also used in my site for similar purposes described in main post so I thank you again for your help.
    – tm_
    Jul 13, 2017 at 6:22

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