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Sometimes it is required to customize users/groups permission for the whole site or sub sites also and adding custom permission level with the existing permission levels. This article will show how to add new permission level and also customize existing permission level.


Permission levels are the various user rights which you can assign to different people / groups in a SharePoint site. By default, each site comes with the following number of permission levels such as Full Control, Design, Contribute etc. which you can customize to suit your needs.

Full Control - Has full control.

Design - Can view, add, update, delete, approve, and customize.

Manage Hierarchy - Can create sites and edit pages, list items, and documents.

Approve - Can edit and approve pages, list items, and documents.

Contribute - Can view, add, update, and delete.

Read - Can view only.

Restricted Read - Can view pages and documents, but cannot view historical versions or review user rights information.

To create additional permission levels, go to the Site where you want to create a new permission level. Then click on Site Actions > Site Settings > People and Groups > Site Permissions > Settings > Permission Levels.

Permission level

Here, you can create your new custom permission levels. You can create permission levels from scratch, or copy existing permission levels also. If you want to copy an existing permission, you have to go inside that permission level and click on Copy Permission Level. After that you can edit according to custom permission and create. Or you can edit the permission of existing permission level. Or you can start to create Permission Level form the scratch using Add a Permission Level.

Existing Permission Level 

In every case (edit or add) three types of permission. Those are List Permission, Site Permission, and Personal Permission. Each of them contains a list of permission item with description.  You have to choose the permission and press “Submit” in case of edit or press “Create” in case of new permission.

In this example, I created a new permission level “STDesigner” by copying the existing design permission level and reducing some right access such as delete items checked-off.

Adding a Permission Level

Now you can add some users with “STDesigner” permission those users can create and edit item in the site as design permission but cannot delete any item from the site. For example you can add one user for your site using  “STDesigner” permission  level .

 ST Group > Site Settings > Permissions > Add Users

  

 

Then login by that user and you will see that there is no option to delete any item for this user.  Hopefully, it will helpful for all sharepoint user.

 Most appreciate to give any feedback

MJ Ferdous

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008 10:45 PM ASP.Net , Sharepoint 2007 , C# , Office 2007 , Custom Workflow | Back to top


Comments on this post: Sharepoint: Customize user or group permission for designer, approver etc profile of the site

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Yes this will work. but then they cannot modify. such as a folder or a title column. they can modify other columns but they cannot modify folder or a titles. do you know why ?
Left by Mindika on Feb 12, 2009 4:49 AM

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Let's say I have two groups Sharepoint security groups (the titles are for illustration only):

Males- They only read access rights
Blacks - They have full edit rights

Sharepoint user "Bob" is a member of "Males" and "Blacks", does he have read access only rights, or full rights?

Thank you.
Left by Andre Horochiwsky on Oct 02, 2009 1:28 PM

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Yes this will work. but then they cannot modify. such as a folder or a title column. they can modify other columns but they cannot modify folder or a titles. do you know why ?
Left by Mindika on Oct 02, 2009 11:15 PM

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Use Design and Contribute Permission to modify folder or Title.
Left by Admin on Oct 02, 2009 11:19 PM

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Let's say I have two groups Sharepoint security groups (the titles are for illustration only):

Males- They only read access rights
Blacks - They have full edit rights

Sharepoint user "Bob" is a member of "Males" and "Blacks", does he have read access only rights, or full rights?

Thank you.

Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/ferdous/archive/2008/08/28/124788.aspx#489116
Left by Andre Horochiwsky on Oct 02, 2009 11:20 PM

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Let's say I have two groups Sharepoint security groups (the titles are for illustration only):

Males- They only read access rights
Blacks - They have full edit rights

Sharepoint user "Bob" is a member of "Males" and "Blacks", does he have read access only rights, or full rights?

Thank you.

Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/ferdous/archive/2008/08/28/124788.aspx#489116
Left by Andre Horochiwsky on Oct 02, 2009 11:21 PM

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Bob has full rights if he member of Blacks.
Left by Admin on Oct 02, 2009 11:30 PM

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SharePoint is a web based collaboration tool. Short and sweet. Yes it does a lot of things some good and some bad, but to me basically that is the goal of SharePoint oh right Lotus too.,
Left by Sharepoint Consultants on Jun 25, 2010 10:05 AM

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