There are 3 participants in the workflow. They can approve/reject the task of the current item. I want every participant to be able to approve/reject only their own tasks, not other participants.

For example: When Ece approve the task, the task assign to Joe. But Ece sees the task assigned to him and can approve/reject Joe's task. I don't want it. I want Ece not to be able to approve/reject other tasks. How can I make it happen? Thank you.

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  • Can you please mention the workflow type like OOB or sharePoint Designer or custom VS workflow? Jun 21, 2013 at 8:31
  • Sharepoint Designer
    – e.ozmen
    Jun 21, 2013 at 14:16

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First i selected start approval process action then Go to Approval workflow process settings, in that screen under the settings category check the General settings Check box.

  • Now when I press approve/reject it keeps saying Sorry this site doesn't shared with you.
    – e.ozmen
    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:57
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  • Ok now it works. But when one participant reject it, workflow doesn't finish, it continues to assign task to next participates.
    – e.ozmen
    Jul 2, 2013 at 5:56
  • Change the default Approval workflow action in the SP Designer. if item is approved is equal to no then you add stop workflow action. Jul 3, 2013 at 3:57
  • Is it same with complete workflow ?
    – e.ozmen
    Jul 3, 2013 at 5:18

This is only applies to 2010 workflow types. If you have a SharePoint 2013 type WF this setting is completely missing!

  • 1
    yes, it is missing! Sep 11, 2017 at 11:31

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