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'Access denied' error when executing "Is user in any one Group" from SP 2013 SmartObject

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The following error can appear when trying to execute "Is user in any one Group" from SharePoint 2013 Management SmartObject:

Before You Begin

The issue could be caused by the user not having permissions to view membership of the Group in SharePoint.

How-to Steps

To check the users' membership permissions of a Group, go to Group Settings:

Ensure that the user executing this SmartObject method has Group Member access. Also - enabling Everyone to view the membership of the group will allow the user to execute the SmartObject successfully.