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Start approval flow with email to role (not person)

I can't start an approval flow if I specify 'Assigned To' as an AD role.


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Doing so gives the following error:

The request failed. Error code: 'InvalidApprovalSubscribeRequestAssignedToMissing'. Error Message: 'Required field 'assignedTo' is missing or empty.'.


And my flow stops:

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This works fine if I set the 'Assigned To' field to a specific user rather than a role. However, we have a policy that we use roles rather than individuals. How can I achieve this?

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Start approval flow with email to role (not person)

Hi @IntrepidExploer,


Could you please share a bit more about your AD role?

Further, do you fill an AD role within Assigned to field of the “Start an approval” action?


The Assigned to field of the “Start an approval” action is required to fill email addresses of the approvers, mode details about creating an approval flow, please check the following article:


There is no way to identity individuals with the AD role within Microsoft Flow currently, I afraid that there is no way to achieve this in Microsoft Flow currently.


Best regards,


Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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