auto-accept feature for sharepoint access-requests does not work for lots of people for many years RRS feed

  • Question

  • Please fix this bug or explain how to make this work.
    Thursday, May 12, 2011 10:01 PM


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  • Please give some explanation.
    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Marked as answer by David HM Monday, May 23, 2011 1:26 AM
    Thursday, May 19, 2011 1:42 PM
  • I'm having the same issue.

    I'm using SharePoint Services.  I've got a few different groups set up, but in only one of those can users request access.  I've got the access request feature turned on for this group, and auto-accept requests is enabled.  I've had someone test this out and she is able to send the request for access, but it does not automatically grant her access, and the "request" doesn't appear to go anywhere.

    Further, under the Site Settings screen, under Users and Permissions, I am seeing no link to allow me to approve requests, as I believe I should be seeing.  Is this an error with my own permissions (even though I am the site admin/owner/designer and should have full access?  Or am I setting up the auto-accept incorrectly somehow?



    • Proposed as answer by CraigHand Tuesday, May 17, 2016 3:59 PM
    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 2:40 PM
  • The auto-access requests does work, but it's a little less-than-intuitive IMHO.  The 'Request Access' option that users see (if enabled) when navigating to a site that they do not have access to, is NOT related to this functionality.  It's a separate site request action and will simply send an email notification to the recipient of your choice.  The auto-access capability is contained within the settings of a group, and users must request to join the relevant group for the functionality to work. 

    1. Navigate to the relevant group membership page:  https://sharepointrootsite.com/_layouts/people.aspx?MembershipGroupId=XXXX
    2. Click the 'Actions' dropdown and select 'Join Group'

    Users will then be presented with a message welcoming them to the group, and will now have any associated access privileges.  I'm assuming that if users don't have read access to the root site collection housing the group membership page, then they will not be able to join the group but I haven't tested this theory. 


    • Proposed as answer by Tracy'S Friday, July 12, 2013 11:51 PM
    Friday, July 12, 2013 11:51 PM