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    Error "Nintex.Workflow.NWException: Failed to set permissions (-2130575276) ... The user does not exist or is not unique"

    Status: Validated

    ISSUE
    When running a workflow, it fails on the "Set Item Permissions" action and the following error is logged on the workflow history page:

    An error has occurred in "workflow name".

    Additionally, the SharePoint ULS logs contain the corresponding error related to the above error.

    Nintex.Workflow.NWException: Failed to set permissions (-2130575276). ---> Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: The user does not exist or is not unique
    ERROR CODE
    RESOLUTION
    Use the Account Name instead of display name when specifying the user or group for the "Set Item Permissions" action. 
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