Run A Nintex Workflow With Elevated Privileges In SharePoint 2013 And Office 365

Welcome to an article on how to run a Nintex Workflow with elevated privileges in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. This article will display the action “App Step” and how to configure it.

Generally when we developers are running a workflow, we encounter some of the items where we don’t have access to and sometimes you can’t even identify those items so in those cases we can run our complete workflow on an elevated level of permission as in with full control or admin control.

We don’t have to do much. Firstly, we’ll have to activate a feature.

  • Go to Site Settings.

  • Click on Manage site features.

    Site Features

  • Activate Workflows can use app permissions feature.


Once you activate this feature let’s go to the workflow.

  • Create a list, Dev Testing.

  • Click on the List tab on the Top ribbon and click on Nintex Workflows.

    Nintex Workflows

  • You will see the following screen, to create a new workflow.

  • Click on “Create new workflow”.

    Create new workflow

  • You will come to the design phase of the Nintex workflows.

  • Add the action, “App Step” either by right clicks on the workflow or by dragging and dropping from the left toolbox.

    App Step

  • When you double click on the action, you will see the following message.


Now you can add in other action which you want to be run through a privilege level under the workflow and the workflow will render as expected.

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