The user initiating the workflow has 'contribute' permission for this list, however, she is also included in another group with 'read' permission. I thought the higher level permission would take precedence? Do user need to have contribute at site level? Currently, users have read permission at site level and contribute permission at list level.

I also checked the site features and Workflows can use app permissions is enabled.

Error message received:

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The workflow is very simple: enter image description here

I also read this post suggesting to run workflow manually. This option is already enabled. So something else is preventing the workflow to run. enter image description here

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    Check if the user has write permissions for the Workflow History list. Jul 16, 2018 at 20:05
  • @DamjanTomic, yes, I just gave them contribute permission to the Workflow History and Task list associated with the workflow. I read the same thing from this post. I haven't confirm if it works, I got pulled to do something else. I'll post it here once I've tested or confirmed. Jul 16, 2018 at 23:06
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    You can quick check based on the guid which list is giving denied. Probally the workflow history list indeed. yoursharepointsite/_layouts/15/listedit.aspx?List=<the guid>
    – M.P.
    Jul 17, 2018 at 14:58
  • Thank you all. Yes, I believe it was indeed the Workflow History. Everything seems to be working again once I gave user contribute permission in Workflow History. Jul 18, 2018 at 20:26


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