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March 8, 2012 / red1s

Quick Tip–SharePoint designer declarative workflows

Recently I had a client ask which account a SharePoint designer  (Declarative)  workflow runs under?


A declarative workflow item runs under your account (the account which you have logged in ) Therefore this has different permissions than running under an anonymous account or an account with less permissions.

“For instance, let us assume you checked an item into a SharePoint list. A workflow might exist to send an email to the quality team that a new document was uploaded into the list. This workflow effectively uses the same permissions as the person who just kicked off that workflow.”

It therefore makes good sense to test the workflow using an account with the most basic user privileges.


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