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AndyTuke1
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Teams Approval into private channel

Having now got private channels, I am trying to get an approval flow running which uses a private admin channel for the team to manage approvals.  It works fine into a public channel, but as the Team is going to have many guest accounts I dont want them to see the approval cards as they are generated. 

When the step runs in flow I get an error

 
"Request to the Bot framework failed with error: '{\"error\":{\"code\":\"BotNotInConversationRoster\",\"message\":\"The bot is not part of the conversation roster.\"}}'."
Which to me says that the flowbot isn't a member of the private channel and so can't post to it, the connector is authenticated as my account which is a member of the channel.  Can anyone suggest a way round this, ie can I get the flowbot to authenticate as me?
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Andy_Tuke
Level 8

Re: Teams Approval into private channel

Hi @Gunjan09 

 

I don't think its possible.  There is a User Voice just started by someone else here ...

 

User Voice 

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Re: Teams Approval into private channel

 

Hi @AndyTuke1 ,

 

Could you please provide the detailed configuration of the Flow?

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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AndyTuke1
Level: Powered On

Re: Teams Approval into private channel

@v-bacao-msft 

 

Hi Barry,

 

Here's a Flow to demonstrate the issue

 

FlowPrivateChannelError.png

 

In the step "Post your own adaptive card as the Flow bot to a channel", if I select the public General channel it works fine.  Using a private channel gives the error

 

Request to the Bot framework failed with error: '{"error":{"code":"BotNotInConversationRoster","message":"The bot is not part of the conversation roster."}}'.

 

The bot obviously isnt a user I can add to the private channel, so even though the connection is made as my user account which is both a Team owner and a member of the private channel it doesnt work.  I have tried the 'Requestor' option without success as well

 

Andy

Gunjan09
Level: Power Up

Re: Teams Approval into private channel

Hi @AndyTuke1 ,

 

I have ran into the same problem. Have you found a solution or more information on why this error occurs?

 

Thanks,

Gunjan

Andy_Tuke
Level 8

Re: Teams Approval into private channel

Hi @Gunjan09 

 

I don't think its possible.  There is a User Voice just started by someone else here ...

 

User Voice 

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