I have had this problem long ago using the API however the old forums posts are not helpful.
Currently, in a mostly fresh install of One Identity 7.1 if I try to create a PersonWantsOrg request using Object Browser (logged in as viadmin) I get "This employee X is not authorized to make requests at this point". What is the secret sauce here? Is there a permission the requestor or requestee need to have? If so, what is the permission?