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Fetch current item's permission groups


I am creating a document approval flow with a few customizations based off of my client's requirements.

Now, in order to start a approval action - I need to fetch the permission groups for the document being processed. I have a bunch of Groups that have been assigned permissions in a document library - each folder in the library basically has a corresponding security group (unique permissions).


But, for now, I just need to figure out how to get these groups.


Does anybody know how to?

Thanks for any help 🙂

Super User
Super User


Retrieving the permissions on a list item is not natively support ing Flow - there is no action that will do what you want.  However, you should be able to find the permissions on a list item by using the SharePoint REST API in your Flow.


Here are some links that should help you get there:

Serge Luca Blog on using Flow to set SharePoint permissions

User, Groups and Roles API reference



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Thanks for your reply.


So, I believe I have managed to find a REST call that gives me the response body I need:


Now I have to parse this response body - probably using the Parse JSON action. I'm stuck here. I don't know what the Schema for the Parse JSON action should be.

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