January 31, 2012

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What is Impersonation in SharePoint

What is impersonation in SharePoint?

Impersonation step is used in SPD workflow’s and it generally means running workflow steps with elevated privileges where the current user won’t have permission to do any action by workflow.
When an impersonation step is created and published the workflows will be run on with person who created it.

How to add an impersonation step in SharePoint?

Only in an impersonation step the impersonation workflow activities can be used.
To add an impersonation step in SPD workflow do the below

In SPD ribbon go to à Workflow and click Impersonation step  

And now we can add the workflow activities in the impersonation step

 Using the impersonation step we can add or remove permissions to anyone for the current item.


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