Error message on calendar: “This calendar has the view rights of a deactivated user.”

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*
Adobe Workfront license*
Plan, Work
Access level configurations*

Edit access to Reports, Dashboards, Calendars

Note: If you still don't have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

Manage permissions to a calendar

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects.

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.


You receive the following error when accessing a calendar shared with you:

This calendar has the view rights of a deactivated user. Please have an administrator fix the calendar privileges.


The user who has created this calendar (its original owner) is a user who has been deactivated.


You can resolve this in the following way:

  1. Copy the original calendar. When you copy a calendar, you become the owner of the calendar. The copied calendar should show all the information from the original calendar.
    For more information about copying a calendar, see Copy a calendar report.

  2. Share the copied calendar with the same users as the original calendar. All users should see the same information on the new calendar.

  3. (Optional and conditional) If you have permissions to manage the original calendar, remove all other users with whom the calendar is shared from the calendar Sharing area. This eliminates the confusion of the users trying to display the wrong calendar.