0

I have created a custom workflow with four steps and created three roles to access the website, editor, reviewer and publisher.

I gave every user the proper role and needed permissions, however the user cannot edit any item under the content tree and all fields look grey out.

enter image description here

below is how the role's permissions are set

enter image description here

Can you help?

  • Are you sure the items in question are not marked "Protected"? – Mark Cassidy Aug 30 '17 at 7:38
  • No, they are not protected, I already set read, write permissions for content items under the tree – Mahmoud Shaaban Aug 30 '17 at 7:48
  • I have a similar issue, but my solution is not based on Habitat. Any ideas how it can be fixed without adding Habitat's roles? – Karol Szyszko May 23 '19 at 9:12
1

When you assign a workflow to an item, the user must have some special rights for the workflow too, not only for the item. In your case, to be able to edit the item, your editor must have "Workflow state write" for the current state of the item to be able to edit the item. enter image description here

Sitecore defines three workflow specific access rights.

  • Workflow State Delete — controls whether or not a user can delete items which are currently associated with a specific workflow state
  • Workflow State Write controls whether or not a user can update items which are currently associated with a specific workflow state.
  • Workflow Command Execute — controls whether or not a user is shown specific workflow commands.

Extracted from section 3.4 of this old but still valid document

  • I have already set permissions for delete, execute actions on the workflow states as you described above however still unable to edit the content fields. the strange is that I can create and rename content items and every checkbox and rich text box seem to be dimmed but editable where i can modify its data! – Mahmoud Shaaban Aug 30 '17 at 7:22
  • In what state the item is? Is it locked by somebody else? – Vicent Galiana Aug 30 '17 at 7:44
  • it's in the draft state and is only locked by the editor user who cannot access the content item. – Mahmoud Shaaban Aug 30 '17 at 7:46
1

The solution was to add Habitat roles to the membership of the users,

enter image description here

After adding the required roles, I was able to edit and modify content items normally

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.