Why requests are getting auto-rejected or auto-approved?

Why requests are getting auto-rejected or auto-approved?

Approval requests are getting auto-rejected (or auto-approved) if there are no approvers for them according to the approval workflow settings.

The setting that defines whether request will be auto-rejected (set by default) or auto-approved, is called "Safety catch":



How to avoid auto-rejection or auto-approval:
  • Try to make sure that all possible cases are covered in the approval matrix, so that always at least one Approver will be selected
  • Use a Default Approver: if nobody is selected as an Approver in a particular step according to the workflow rules, then the previously defined Default Approver will be added
  • Add a fallback step in the very beginning / at the very end with an "Always approves" condition