How to provide access of Workbench to Salesforce User?

Workbench is a powerful, web-based suite of tools designed for administrators and developers to interact with organizations via the APIs. Workbench includes robust support for the Partner, Bulk, Rest, Streaming, Metadata, and Apex APIs that allows users to describe, query, manipulate, and migrate both data and metadata in organizations directly in their web browser with a simple and intuitive user interface. Workbench also provides many advanced features for testing and troubleshooting the APIs, such as customizable SOAP headers, debug logs for API traffic, backward compatibility testing with previous API versions, and single sign-on integration within the Salesforce application.

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When a user without permission to access Workbench, the user will see an error message when trying to login to Workbenchย  OAUTH_APP_ACCESS_DENIED: user is not admin approved to access this app.




  • Go to the respective profile to which you need to provide them access.
  • Click Edit and look for the Connected App Access
  • Tick the checkbox in front of the Workbench

  • Hit Save and Done

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Permission Set

  • Create a Permission Set
  • Add the respective user to the Permission Set and click Assigned Connected Apps

  • Click edit and Add Workbench to the Enabled Connected Apps

  • Click Save and Done

Note: Make sure you should be clear with the requirement like whom you need to provide access to All Profile Users or any Particular user.

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2 thoughts on “How to provide access of Workbench to Salesforce User?

  1. It is not enough. I still have Insufficient Privileges when I am trying to log in to Workbench…
    Any more privileges are required to access it?

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