I publish a SharePoint 2013 approval workflow.

When I started a workflow it is working properly because I am site collection admin but when other users started a workflow it gives and error like that.

Retrying last request. Next attempt scheduled in less than one minute. Details of last request: HTTP Unauthorized to https://xxx.domain.com.tr/workspaces/7502/_api/SP.WorkflowServices.WorkflowSubscriptionService.Current/RegisterInterestInList?listId='69f4352f-f011-49cf-8705-25a1cbc901fe'&eventName='ItemUpdated' Correlation Id: ae393772-cef9-8d44-abdf-e7a9eed8db64 Instance Id: c7f30538-167d-43ea-b5e4-4badec44a676

Access denied. You do not have permission to perform this action or access this resource.

Please let me know if any one come across the similar issue and found solution .

1 Answer 1


This issue may be caused by insufficient users’ permissions. Please check whether users have enough permissions.

You could try to create a workflow with elevated permissions.


Create a workflow with elevated permissions by using the SharePoint workflow

SharePoint 2013 workflow app step and app permissions

  • Thank you for your help. We are using security group to manage permissions and I recognized that SharePoint Active Directory Import is not configured correctly. Thus, there were missing security groups.It can be related.
    – Onur CAN
    Sep 24, 2020 at 9:05
  • Thank you for your sharing. Sep 24, 2020 at 9:15

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