Unable to add metadata navigation to a list. I get the message "Sorry, you do not have access to this page".

Using Sharepoint 2013 on Office 365 / Professional

I am Site Collection Administrator.

The child site I'm on which I want to enable metadata navigation is pristine. It's a default new site beneath the root site collection.

In Site Settings - Navigation I'm unable to add metadata navigation to a list. I get the message "Sorry, you do not have access to this page".

I can "Request Access" and grant it but the behavior does not change.

Access denied screenshot
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When setting up meta data navigation for the first time (or for the first time on a new sub-site collection) you must log in and set it up in the Admin console before you can proceed to use it from the site settings navigation.

If you've already logged in to central administration and set it up for the first time and still do no t have access, it might be a custom script issue.


To enable custom script, please follow the steps below:
1. Go to your SharePoint admin center->Settings.

2. Scroll down to locate the section of Custom Script->select Allow users to run custom script on self-service created sites and Allow users to run custom script on personal sites ->click OK.

3. Wait 24 hours for the change to take effect.
For more information, please refer to this article: Turn scripting capabilities on and off.

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fyi... while in the metadata navigation screens in the central administration console you can set up your user account as a navigation admin.  Then you can access the metadata navigation from the site settings on your site collection.
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