I'm trying to view/edit a workflow in SharePoint 2007, but keep getting denied access.

In SharePoint Designer, I click open site, then I put in the URL of the site. Only a portion of the site loads, and more specifically, not the workflows I am looking for do. Additionally, I thought there should be an open workflow option on the file drop-down menu, which I do not see.

What permissions does my user need to have to see the file site?

  • Did you try with Full Control permission on the site? Did you check the SharePoint Designer general setting on the web application from the Site Admin Console? – Emiliano Poggi Nov 3 '15 at 18:49

Your user will need designer level permissions. I'm not sure how the groups are setup by default in SharePoint 2007 though.

  • I have full access under the Designer user group. Still the same result. – mikebmassey Jun 19 '12 at 20:21

Workflows in SharePoint 2007 require you to have full control permissions.

Designer is not enough for you to save the workflow.

Here's a link to a similar question with more detail. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1301820/minimum-permission-required-to-publish-a-workflow-using-sharepoint-designer


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