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Error when republishing SmartObject from SmartObject Service Tester Tool: "Unable to find assembly ‘SourceCode.Authorization.Interfaces"

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The following error may appear when trying to republish a SmartObject from the SmartObject Service Tester Tool:

"SmartObject Server Exception: Unable to find assembly ‘SourceCode.Authorization.Interfaces, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=16a2C5aaaa1b130d’ Source: SourceCodeSmartObjects.Management"


The issue could be caused by incorrect Category Security settings for the category where the SmartObject is being published to.

In this particular case the category security is set to Deny for Everyone to modify.

Troubleshooting Steps

Once the permissions is set to allow users to modify, the issue will be resolved.