SharePoint 2013 – Workflow – FBA – Journey (on-prem)

If you are getting these ­čÖé

Retrying last request. Next attempt scheduled in less than one minute. Details of last request: HTTP Unauthorized to http://devVM.domain.dev/_vti_bin/client.svc/sp.utilities.utility.ResolvePrincipalInCurrentcontext

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Setting up SharePoint 2013 workflow is documented all over the internet, not all on one page though ­čÖé

This is how I got it all to work

Start here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/jj556245.aspx

  • Follow┬áreligiously┬áthis set of videos
  • Once configured enable site feature ‘WorkflowServiceStore’ use powershell Enable-SPFeature WorkflowServiceStore -Url http://yoursite
  • Now in the UI activate feature on your site ‘workflow can use app permissions’
  • Now grant full control to workflow ‘workflow’ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj822159.aspx
  • wrap any steps of your workflow which fail for prmission related stuff in an “App step”

Simple eh ?

I guess we owe this complexity to SharePoint online and Office 365 (The future don’t you know)