Why is 'sysadmin' Not Allowed to Reject Items in Workflow? (Doc ID 553563.1)

Last updated on MAY 30, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Universal Content Management - Version: 7.5.1 to 10.1.3.5.0 - Release: Stellent to 10gR3
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The 'sysadmin' user can approve workflow items by finding the content item in Repository Manager, right-clicking on the item, and selecting Approve.  This can be done even if sysadmin is not a reviewer for that workflow. 

However, if sysadmin does the same thing but selects Reject instead of Approve, an error is displayed stating:

 

Unable to reject content item '<Content_ID>' in workflow '<workflow_name>. The user is not a reviewer for the content item at step <Step_name>.

 

Why is it that sysadmin can approve content items, but is not able to reject content items in a workflow?

Solution

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