I have a power automate flow which runs under a user who have Contribute permission on a list item, the flow consists of 2 actions:-

enter image description here

First action is to break role inheritance, while the second flow to get all the role assignments. now the user (who have contribute permission) can perform the first action, but will get unauthorized access on the second action. So is this a bug inside SharePoint rest API?

  • I just tried the same scenario, seems like a bug in SharePoint REST API. I have added my findings below. Sep 24, 2022 at 14:21

1 Answer 1


I just tried the same scenario to get the role assignments of list items using power automate flow:

enter image description here

Here are my findings:

User Permissions Flow works/Error
Contribute Error
Edit Error
Design Error
Full Control Flow works

Similar thread: Unexpected 403 in SharePoint REST API list items roleassignments call - Answer on this thread states: Requires Full Control rights in order to access RoleAssignments

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.