I have a simple safecracker form to allow a member group change the status of an entry

    <select name="status" tabindex="1">
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit" tabindex="2" id="apply_status">

This was working fine until I upgraded to ee2.6.1. The issue is if the Entry author is in a different member_group than the editor member_group I am given the "you are not authorised to perform this action" error.

The editor member_group has permission to: Post and edit entries in the channel Can edit entries authored by others

I thought the problem might be related to this bug in2.6 https://support.ellislab.com/bugs/detail/19335 But that seems to be corrected in 2.6.1

Super-Admins do not get this error.

Can anyone replicated this error or is there a setting I'm missing somewhere?

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    Are you using a custom statuses, and if so, has the member group in question been granted access to those statuses? Sep 18 '13 at 18:42
  • Yes I am using Custom Statuses and the member group has been granted access to them through Admin > Channel Admin > Statuses > Custom Group Name > Custom Status Name Sep 19 '13 at 9:05
  • Did you have any luck with this, i have a feeling we are getting the same problem...
    – Jamesaa
    Sep 30 '13 at 13:38
  • No I'm afraid not. I'll have to send a bug report. Been dragged away on another job for the moment. Oct 2 '13 at 8:13

Bug fix mentioned here


Please make sure these seemingly unrelated settings are set:

The original author’s group has to have “Include Members in PUBLISH page multi-author list?” set to “Yes”

The person attempting to make the edit must have “Can change the author name when > posting channel entries” set to “Yes”

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