Why does SharePoint create a 'Workflow Users' group automatically? I've noticed that this group doesn't appear when any workflow is created, it's only created when a specific type of workflow is created. Does anyone know what circumstances triggers this group to be created by SharePoint?

  • What happens if I delete those groups? – user45432 Aug 26 '15 at 15:13

A little bit of google-fu gave me the answer:

We discovered that the cause is the 'Add Permissions' action in SharePoint designer. It does this to ensure users have 'Limited Access' permissions to the parent library, site, etc.


| improve this answer | |
  • Do you know how 'Add Permissions' action is activated? What Condition / Action? As 'Add permission' is not a default action in SharePoint designer. – Haz May 1 '14 at 11:12
  • 'Add Permissions' is a Standard Action. It is only available inside a 'User-Impersonation Step' – user51825 Mar 1 '16 at 7:40

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

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