Error on Automations "insufficient authorization"

Janosch Wechsler
Janosch Wechsler Member Posts: 13
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Hi there,

I started automating a few things regarding the Projects AddOn.

In this case it's a simple automation that creates (or should create) an activity for a user (in my testcase - myself).

I have full admin rights, so I was a bit surprised when I saw that the automation (at least the trigger) works but then stops right at creating the activity saying

"Action failed - insufficient authorization/rights.

The user that triggered the automation has not the necessary rights"


Again, I have an admin-account with no set restrictions.

The user involved in that automation was also me, no non-admin users involved in my test run.

What could be the reason, that the automation ends in an error?

And who - if not the admin - has the rights to trigger that automation? πŸ˜…

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  • Andreia Costa
    Andreia Costa Pipedrive Team Posts: 156 PIPEDRIVE TEAM
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    Hi @Janosch Wechsler πŸ‘‹

    I believe the error might not be as straightforward as that, so it might not be a permission issue!

    It can be that via a workflow automation, an activity cannot be connected to deal/lead and project at the same time - manually it can, but I think that via the automation it might cause an error. If that's not the case, then it might be a real issue that will need the Engineering team's intervention.

    If this is still happening please reach out to our Support team so they can check this further for you πŸ™