SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

3375956 - Error during Hire "You do not have permission to edit the value"


During the hire process within Employee Central or Onboarding, when attempting to hire an employee, you receive the following error message "You do not have permission to edit the value. Please contact your system administrator."

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central 
  • SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to Add New Employee
  2. Fill out all details for new hire candidate
  3. Submit/Save the hire 
  4. Error occurs

 Note: The error can occur at the end of the hire process or after an onChange rule execution


Engineering has confirmed that this is a defect with the following hire scenarios:

  • Add New Employee 
  • Rehire Inactive Employee
  • Manage Pending Hires
  • Add Contingent Worker
  • Add Concurrent Employment (only with Centralized Services enabled)
  • Onboarding


The issue is now resolved. Please contact support for further assistance if you are experiencing the above error message.

Support can refer to the following Internal KBA 3376096 for additional details

See Also


hire, rehire, rbp, security, do not have permission, error, ec, security key mismatch, SKM , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-HIR , Hire & Rehire Wizards , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central 2305 ; SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central 2311