Restrict permission to check out files

Nybo, Peter 21 Reputation points
2022-09-08T08:49:48.72+00:00

We have a library where workflows run to check in and check out files. Users activate the workflow by clicking buttons.
Today, the user can manually check in and out of files and this creates major problems for workflows.

The workflow is a "member" of the permissions list alongside the other users.

Can I create restricted access for users that won't allow them to check in/out files?

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  1. Emily Du-MSFT 41,536 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-09-09T10:06:27.303+00:00

    @Nybo, Peter

    Based on your description, I understand that you want to users can start the workflow manually meantime cannot check in and check out files manually.

    Per my knowledge, if a user with permission to start the workflow manually, the user also can check in and check out files. There is no option to achieve your requirement.

    As a workaround, you could create an automated flow or workflow to check in and check out files. Then grant users with read permission for the document library.


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