Is read only permission enough for user to approve a task in workflow? or I need to grant the user contribute rights in order to approve or reject a worfklow task.


Yes. Any users that need to be approving or reject must have contribute (aka edit) rights on the workflow task list.


  • Great. I added the user to a SP Group with Contribute and now the users can see and edit the task. Thanks Monica. – Maria Burton May 7 '12 at 14:12
  • a quick question if ok :) does a user need to have any rights on the workflow tasks list if they do not approve it apart from making a request?? – Bucki Mar 8 '18 at 8:20

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