SharePoint 2013 workflow is not working when FBA configured on site. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Greetings!

    SharePoint 2013 workflows are working fine if site is having Windows authentication.

    When I configured FBA (Form based authentication) for the site then SP2013 workflows are not working.

    Workflow automatically went to suspended state with following error :

    HTTP Unauthorized to http://server/_vti_bin/client.svc/sp.utilities.utility.ResolvePrincipalInCurrentcontext(input=@ParamUser,scopes='15',sources='15',inputIsEmailOnly='false',addToUserInfoList='False')?%40ParamUser='i%3A0%23.f%7Cadmembers%7Cfbauser1'

    SharePoint 2010 workflows are working fine in the same FBA site.

    I have tried following things still no luck :

    1.        Checked my User profile service, which is running perfectly fine and it contains all fba users with their properties.
    2.        Got this blog -

    which is similar to my error, tried same steps in my workflow still no luck.

    Please suggest some solution for this.

    Friday, June 27, 2014 8:54 AM

All replies

  • It's nothing at all to do with UPS, it's totally unconnected. This is an authentication issue, it can't work out who a user is, in this case an AD user.

    At a guess something is trying to use or reference that user and can't resolve it for some reason.

    Friday, June 27, 2014 9:10 AM
  • Is anything needs to be configured in workflow manager for FBA? So that workflow manager can authorize FBA users?

    Friday, June 27, 2014 9:28 AM
  • Is there any word on this? Or a work around to get FBA users starting workflows on SP2013?

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 11:09 AM
  • Having the same issue here. Desperately need a solution. 
    Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:45 PM
  • Has anyone found out answer to this? Any updates from microsoft. 


    Monday, March 2, 2015 9:03 PM
  • Can anyone from Microsoft shade some thoughts on this? It has been open for last 9 months and still no microsoft representative has had a single reply or curiosity on this one.


    Monday, March 16, 2015 8:26 PM
  • Hello everyone,

    Same problem here. Any updates ?

    Thank you

    Monday, April 27, 2015 12:45 PM
  • same problem. Any updates ??
    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 6:24 AM
  • Hi Meena,

    I have got the same issue. Have you got anyreply for this?



    Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:41 AM