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Jenny JiJenny Ji 

Meaning of checkbox "Force.com Flow User" in user record

Does anybody know the exact meaning of the checkbox "Force.com Flow User" in user record?
I thought it's a permission to let the user use "Flow", i.e., click the flow custom button, ect.  However, my user without that checkbox ticked is still able to do so.  
Then I thought it might be a permission to let the user create flow.  But if a user's profile has "Manage Force.com Flow" and "Run Flows" checked, he is able to create flow without having "Force.com Flow User" checked in user record.
Did a lot of searches but can't find a proper answer.  Thanks.
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Robert StrunkRobert Strunk
Hi Jenny, 
   I think this will shed some light.  https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=vpm_admin_flow_detail.htm&language=nl (https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=vpm_admin_flow_detail.htm&language=nl)

Perhaps your user had the “Run Flows” permission toggled on which would make the "Force.com Flow User" value irrelevant. 

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Robert StrunkRobert Strunk
Hi Jenny, 
   I think this will shed some light.  https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=vpm_admin_flow_detail.htm&language=nl (https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=vpm_admin_flow_detail.htm&language=nl)

Perhaps your user had the “Run Flows” permission toggled on which would make the "Force.com Flow User" value irrelevant. 
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Jenny JiJenny Ji
Thanks for providing the link to the document Robert.
Seems it's only to do with "View flow interview records" but not impacting a user to use flow or any flow related process?
 
Amit TrivediAmit Trivedi
Hi Jenny,

It means
Grants the ability to run flows. Available in Developer (with limitations), Enterprise, Unlimited, and PerformanceEditions.Enabling this option requires the “Manage Force.com Flow” permission.

If the user has the “Run Flows” permission, don’t enable this field.

Thanks,
Amit Trivedi
Pritam ShekhawatPritam Shekhawat
++Robert, In Salesforce To view flow interview records:  User permisson required ::“Run Flows”
OR Force.com Flow User . It's used for view flow records.
Jenny JiJenny Ji
Thanks all for the answers!
 
Rachit MalikRachit Malik
nice one robert!