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Result Source Permission Error

You don’t appear to have permission to view the account credentials for this result source. You need permissions at the level at which the result source was created. For example, only an account with administrator permissions for a Search Service application can view the account credentials for a result source created at that level.

This is one of the most confusing error messages you can get. You are a site collection administrator and you can get this error message for a Result source created at the site collection level.

Solution:

You need permissions at the level at which the result source was created.

You don’t appear to have permission to view the account credentials for this result source. You need permissions at the level at which the result source was created. For example, only an account with administrator permissions for a Search Service application can view the account credentials for a result source created at that level.

You are accessing the result sources from the wrong location. You need to click on Search Result Sources under Site Collection Administration.

Result Sources

Result Sources

2 thoughts on “Result Source Permission Error

  1. BLeRoy says:

    Hmmmmmmmm. I still get the same error….

    1. melih says:

      Are you part of the site collection administrators?

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