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2774329 - Application Error when initiating Background Check - Recruiting Management


When initiating background check for candidates an application error pops up on the screen.


SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management

  • Background Check;

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Access a Requisition;
  2. Go to a candidate in a status where you have the option to initiate background check;
  3. Attempt to initiate Background Check for such candidate;
  4. Application error occurs.


This specific case is caused by the lack of permissions for the user who is trying to initiate background check for the candidates.


To be able to initiate background check for the candidates with this specific user you need to grant this user the following permission:

  1. Administrator Permissions -> Metadata Framework -> Admin access to MDF OData API
  2. Administrator Permissions -> Metadata Framework -> Read/Write Permission on Metadata Framework
  3. Recruiting Permissions -> OData API Application Export

On other thing that it is important is to make sure that the Admins have some other permissions in addition to the first three, such as:

  1. Recruiting Permissions -> Background Check Initiate Permission
  2. Recruiting Permissions -> Background Check Update Permission
  3. Recruiting Permissions -> OData API Application Create
  4. Recruiting Permissions -> OData API Application Update
  5. Recruiting Permissions -> OData API Job Requisition Export
  6. Recruiting Permissions -> OData API Candidate Export
  7. Recruiting Permissions -> OData API Candidate Update


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SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting all versions