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2827381 - Copy of Approval Process Fails With Access Authorization Error


To define a new approval process, you want to copy and adapt an existing one. But this is not possible. When clicking on Copy, the following error message occurs:

'You are not authorized to access UI application /SAP_BYD_APPLICATION_UI/MSA/ApprovalProcessDefinitionQAF_ECO_Edit_Process.QA.uicomponent'

The issue appears, although you have all relevant access rights and no hindering access restrictions exist.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Application and User Management work center
  2. Go to Approval Processes view
  3. Mark any approval process
  4. Click on Copy
  5. The above mentioned error occurs


The underlying backend process needs to be regenerated by SAP Product Support.


To enable a solution of the issue, create an incident and provide the permission to correct the issue in the backend.


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