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2408839 - Position Tile: Approve/Reject peding nominations is visible even though user does not have Approval permission


  • What is the behavior of the pending nomination visibility.
  • Approval pemission is missing and options are still visible.

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SAP SuccessFactors Succession and Development

Reproducing the Issue

Users without Succession Approval Permission granted are able to see the options “Approve Successor” and "Reject Successor" in the Position Card on Position Tile:


However, when trying to approve or reject the nomination, the warning message "You do not have necessary permission to perform the selected task" appears, informing the user does not have permission to proceed with this action:



Currently this is the expected behavior of the system. However, Engineering team is aware of this discrepancy and they are already discussing the possibility to change this on a future enhancement (SCM-7623).

See Also

Currently there is also a permission discrepancy on Position Tile when adding successors. For more information please refer to the following Knowledge Base Article: 2228384 - Position Tile: “Add Successor” visible even though user does not have Planning permission.


Position tile approve reject successor nomination Succession Approval Permission position card , KBA , LOD-SF-SCM-POS , Position Imports, Sync, Tiles etc. , LOD-SF-SCM , Succession Management , LOD-SF-SCM-ADM , Admin Center, RBP, Permissions and Settings , LOD-SF-SCM-NOM , Nominations - Form Based and Formless , Product Enhancement


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