User Can Approve Own Notifications From Approvers Worklist (Doc ID 2260272.1)

Last updated on MAY 17, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Workflow - Version 12.2.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The issue can be reproduced with the following steps. User A and B are not Workflow Administer and have no Workflow Administrator Responsibilities assigned.

1. A submit expense claim to B
2. B granted worklist access to A
3. A login the application and proxy into B's worklist.
4. A pick up his/her own notification from B's worklist.
5. A can approve his/her own notification because Approve/Reject/Reassign buttons are shown in notification.

The expected functionality is when User A has Worklist Access of User B, then for any notification sent from User A to User B, the User A should not be able to respond to it. Hence, the User A does not see any action buttons in notification while switching to User B. The functionality works normally in 11i.

The intended functionality is also addressed in Bug 3933489.

For a WF Admin user, using Worklist Access functionality and opening a notification where the #FROM_ROLE=logged in user, they can open and act upon
that notification (as they are a WF Admin user).
For a non WF Admin user, using Worklist Access functionality and opening a notification where the #FROM_ROLE=logged in user, they can open the notification, but cannot perform any actions (reassign, respond etc) as the buttons are hidden, so the notification is effectively read-only in this case.

Cause

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