SharePoint access request approval failed

This SharePoint tutorial explains, how to fix sharepoint access request approval failed error which comes while approving any pending request in SharePoint 2013.

In one of our SharePoint team sites, we have enabled Access Request Settings, so that users can request access to the SharePoint site.

Now when the user has Full Control in the site and browse to Access Requests list and then click on Approve or Decline for any pending request, they are getting an error saying “Request approval failed”.

SharePoint access request approval failed

Follow the below solution to fix the access request approval failed error in SharePoint.

The user needs to be either site collection administrators or be members of the Owners group for the site. And also the Owners group must also have permission to access the Access Requests list.

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